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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2006-06-02 14:54:45

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'a ship on his shoulder' for a chip on his shoulder"

As a metaphor for burdensome resentment, it’s at least as good as the original. Rare.

We can hope Little plays with as big a ship on his shoulder as he has had this offseason, and that is more likely.

Taking on the role of detective Nick Kang, a hard-nosed detective with a ship on his shoulder, players engage in the world of the Chinese and Russian mafia …

...but he was often ill-tempered and always carried a ship on his shoulder.

Warren Commission, Volume XXVI: CE 3098 – Affidavit … individual who had a ship on his shoulder and that when he had an idea or conviction, nothing could induce him to change his convictions. ... … E_3098.pdf

...but naybe I just have a ship on my shoulder. Anyway, do you mind respecting posting rules and removing ...



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