[Ads-l] for hyperbole fans

Andy Bach afbach at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 14 11:26:38 EDT 2019


Perhaps meaning “bulldog the buffalo found on a nickle” rather than (akin
to “on a dime”) the accuracy of his his bulldogging.

On Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 9:18 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.)
>
> JL
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