"razor tight" --- (blend on "Meet the Press")

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Tue Nov 6 14:05:54 UTC 2012

On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 4:42 AM, Arnold Zwicky <zwicky at stanford.edu> wrote:
> On Oct 28, 2012, at 12:16 PM, "Cohen, Gerald Leonard" <gcohen at MST.EDU> wrote:
>> Today on "Meet the Press" David Gregory spoke of the polling in Ohio, with Obama
>> and Romney each at 49 percent. And he described it as "razor tight".  This is a blend
>> in regard to the margin: "extremely tight" +  "razor thin".
> reply on my blog:
> http://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/10/29/razor-tight/

Stephen Colbert had some fun with this on last night's "Colbert
Report" -- he had clips of four different political reporters
describing the race as "razor tight":



Ben Zimmer

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