CatchThis Blog / recession naming

Laurel Sutton

March 9, 2009

The phrase “claw back” has been popping up in the news lately, specifically in reference to Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme mega-super-ripoff. I had never encountered this phrase before, but I immediately got what it meant in a phrase like “clawing back profits”. It’s a great visual metaphor, although rather violent, don’t you think? Our colleague […]