[Ads-l] for hyperbole fans

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Aug 14 14:25:25 UTC 2019

> On Aug 14, 2019, at 10:18 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 1934 Detroit Times (Nov. 5) (Editorial p.): Jim became head cattle buyer
> for Tex Rickard down in Paraguay. He can bulldog a buffalo on a nickel.
> (I'd have said "off," though admittedly I've never tried this.)
Maybe the idea is you bulldog the [buffalo on a nickel] until the buffalo gets all wore out, then you bulldog it right off.

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