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#1 2012-05-08 08:08:45

steveholt
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Registered: 2007-02-17
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lumbering up

I found this on the BBC news site and it appealed to me.

“And lumbering up for what it hopes will be a fresh start is the once-mighty Research in Motion with its new Blackberry 10 software.”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17958274

It sounds so much more robust that limbering. It suggests putting something pretty heavyweight in place – but being a great deal less nimble.

Steve

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#2 2012-05-08 14:00:22

kem
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Registered: 2007-08-28
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Re: lumbering up

This could be one of those cases in which the opposite sense plays a role. “Lumber” and “limber” can have opposing connotations. See our earlier discussions.

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