rake over the coals

James Harbeck jharbeck at SYMPATICO.CA
Fri Jan 4 01:51:45 UTC 2008

>How interesting! "Raked over the coals" is the only version of this I
>can remember hearing or seeing. "Racked" is current in some areas?

Oh, I just _finally_ got the original email (I had only seen the
quoted bit) -- my emails are trickling in out of order. I see -- no
suggestion that "racked" is actually common anywhere.

James Harbeck.

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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