breviloquence

Pronounced: brih-VILL-uh-kwens, noun

Notes: You might be able to guess this word’s meaning


Yesterday’s phrase

The phrase Garrison finish is “a finish in which the winner comes from behind at the end”

First usage

I have conflicting reports; one said that this phrase came into being in the late 1800s or early 1900s. However, another source says that the phrase appeared in the 1930s.

Background / Comments

Our phrase is named after Edward “Snapper” Garrison, who was a jockey for 16 years in the mid- to late 1800s and won may races in a spectacular, come-from-behind fashion. People began using our phrase to mean any come-from-behind win. I’ve never heard or read the phrase to the best of my memory.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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