Level up

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Apr 19 11:31:19 UTC 2013

At 4/19/2013 02:07 AM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>FWIW, the expression always sounded odd to my ears.

This is the first time I've "heard" this verbal phrase, and it sounds
odd to me too.  Because I associate "level" (noun) with "even;
staying on the same (uhm) level".  As contrasted with "ramp up/down."

And "level" as a verb would be lowering ("raze"), not (uhm) raising.


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