Re: Some questions for the DPL candidates
Ooops - I menat to send this to the list.
"Marcelo E. Magallon" <email@example.com> writes:
> I had to look the idiom on a dictionary,
> and was left wondering about what exactly Branden means. "Fish or cut
> bait" means, according to the Random House Dictionary of Proverbs, "do
> your job or let somebody else do it". Particularly, it doesn't mean
> "come to a final resolution".
As a native (American) English speaker, it was obvious to me that
Branden meant to stop the delays and bring the GRs to a vote. He
obviously is aware the the DPL can't decide the issue, but can expedite
The Random House definition seems too restrictive to me. I found
the following in a quick web search:
The American Heritage Dictionary:
To proceed with an activity or abandon it altogether.
The American-Australian Slang Dictionary:
To begin the main task or continue with the preparations. Often asked
exasperatedly: ``Are you going to fish or cut bait?'', or given as a
command (s.a. shit or get off the pot).
The Phrase Finder:
Either do some useful work or leave and let other get on with it.
Sayings & Everyday Expressions:
Make a choice; do something useful; don't be idle.
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