[LMB] All hollow was Re: Milkweed and mutations
focsle1928 at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 17 02:45:19 BST 2019
Gretchen Wright asks about the currency of the expression "to beat something all hollow."
I grew up near & still live in Chicago, so I'm geographically closer to Eric & Lois than most of you. I don't have much occasion to use the phrase, but I don't feel it's archaic, just very slang-y. Possibly a Midwesternism, but I don't really think it's that narrow.
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