"on the improve"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Nov 25 05:43:54 UTC 2012

Al Michaels on the Patriots before their Thanksgiving night game:

"The defense is suspect and vulnerable, but appears to be on the improve."   ["on the IM-prove", as in "on the UPswing"]

(Sorry if we've already rehashed this one, but I can't remember hashing it in the first place.)


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