[Ads-l] "To the nines"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Feb 17 01:49:45 UTC 2015

At 2/16/2015 11:40 AM, Bonnie Taylor-Blake wrote:
>Another possibility is that it borrows from French, where "neuf" means
>both "new" and "9." "Mes souliers sont neufs" means "my shoes are

I thought that meant "My shoes are size nine."


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