[Ads-l] reindeer games

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 1 13:12:29 UTC 2017

Stephanie Ruhle, MSNBC:

"Kelly...isn't going to stand for *any* reindeer games."

'Actions that are silly, petty, deceitful, etc.'

I had a grad student friend in 1974-75 who didn't have this usage but
occasionally and humorously observed, "They wouldn't let [him] play in
their reindeer games."

The Rudolph song appeared in 1949, though the character is a decade older
acc. to Wackipedia.


"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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