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madmouth commented on the word an absolute sitter
dud horse, if I'm reading it correctly.
"'An absolute sitter came unstitched in the second race at Haydock Park,' said young Bingo, with some bitterness, 'and I dropped my entire month's allowance.'" (The Inimitable Jeeves)
July 16, 2010
bilby commented on the word an absolute sitter
I haven't heard it used with horses before. Generally it means something that is so straightforward that it should be able to be done sitting down. Perhaps in this case akin to a certainty.
July 17, 2010
ah so; makes more sense this way
August 7, 2010
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