The Gloves Are Off
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June 8th, 2013

The Gloves Are Off

Discussion (5)¬

  1. oddnoc says:

    See, now I always thought it was a boxing metaphor: forget that Marquis of Queensbury! I'm going after you bare-knuckled! But maybe that's just my own idiosyncratic idea.

  2. Dave Aronson says:

    Oddnoc, yes, that's my understanding of it too. So most likely, we're both wrong. :-)

  3. pbarnrob says:

    The gloves are for protection of those same knuckles. You remove some of the padding near the outside leather, and replace it with a couple pounds of birdshot, _then_ you have some power to apply!

  4. Jeff says:

    gloves are off
    Fig. There is going to be a serious dispute. (As if boxers had removed their gloves in order to inflict more damage. See also take the gloves off.

  5. bcmayes says:

    And yet, nobody seems to notice that the first thing she says is "…so before tying him up…"!