Date: Wed, 27 Sep 1995 17:44:05 -0800 From: Michael Elkins Subject: Phrase 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]