[Ads-l] leave it all on the field

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Nov 12 13:32:47 UTC 2016

Hillary Clinton told her campaign workers, "You left it all on the field,
every single one of you."

Despite what you might think, "leaving everything on the field" is a *good*
thing.  It means bringing everything to bear, going all out - though I'd
like to know why.

I first heard the phrase some months ago (from Kellyanne Conway, IIRC), in
the form "We're going to leave everything on the field."


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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