There is a fairly recent expression used to put the brakes on someone who's rhetoric or conversation has gone over the top. "Come on". This is usually spoken matter of factly and fast enough that it appears to be one word. "Come on". That's the expression which I've been speaking under my breath this morning as I read through some of the news stories out of NY and DC since Tuesday's election.
New York Times headline: "Is Fashion's Love Affair With Washington Over?" The gist of this story is how so many designers pledged their troth to Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton and now are shivering in their fabric over the thought of Melania Trump. (the election) also symbolized, perhaps, the end of what might have been an extraordinary relationship. And possibly the end of fashion’s seat at the power table.
Also in the Times, "A Newly Vibrant Washington Fears That Trump Will Drain its Culture" This story is all about food and DC restaurants. Supposedly it was the arrival of the Obama's which led to an explosion of cafes, bars and restaurants and now professional eaters "fear the worst."
These two things have me muttering...come on.