Subject: Re: cleandir phase
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From: David Laight <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/11/2003 23:58:25
On Tue, Feb 11, 2003 at 02:16:00PM -0600, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> On Tue, 11 Feb 2003, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> > The old "bootstrap and suspenders" strategy.
> Mmm.. that doesn't make any sense -- it's "belt and suspenders".

Suspenders? They are used by ladies (often of ill repute) to hold up stockings.
Surely you been 'Belt and Braces'....


From a dictionsary:

plural noun 
Braces (Am suspenders) are pair of adjustable straps which stretch from the
front of the trousers over your shoulders to the back to hold them up.  a
pair of braces

(American) Braces are callipers (LEG SUPPORT). 

(British informal) Belt and braces is when two or more actions are done to
be extra careful about something when only one is really necessary.

David Laight: