[Ads-l] "Glide path" to negative result

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 4 21:03:47 UTC 2016

That is indeed unusual. As I wrote in a 2012 Word Routes column, "glide
path" typically implies a happy landing.


On Thu, Aug 4, 2016 at 4:18 PM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2016 has been a big year for applying the term "glide path" to a political
> process:
> http://www.bloomberg.com/
> politics/articles/2016-02-22/clinton-trump-now-on-parallel-
> glide-paths-to-nomination
> On Face the Nation Sunday morning, I heard Reince Priebus use "glide path"
> in a negative sense, talking about Hillary Clinton. Very unusual:
> "Look, she has put us on a glide path which has created a situation that
> Americans are hurting in this country."
> http://www.cbsnews.com/news/face-the-nation-transcripts-
> july-31-2016-sanders-manafort-priebus/

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