Date: Thu, 28 Sep 1995 08:42:30 -0700
From: Dan Alford dalford[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]S1.CSUHAYWARD.EDU
Subject: Re: Phrase
Sounds like a possible British usage -- reversed from ours the way "It's
up to me" in America comes out "It's down to me" in Brit (df Rolling Stones).
On Wed, 27 Sep 1995, Michael Elkins wrote:
The following sentence was posted in a message on another list:
Have we any garment-district editors who, like me, have nothing better
to do than chase up ancient usages?
Is anyone else familiar with this usage of "chase up"? For me, growing
up in central Texas, it has always been "chase down."
Michael Elkins, Managing Editor
The Advocate, Los Angeles
melkins[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]advocate.com