Before LeBron James announced that he was "taking his talents to South Beach", was this common phrase, or did he create it? I seem to read or hear that phrase used very commonly now but I can't recall ever seeing it before.
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I can find it in Agatha Christie's Secret Adversary (1922) as one example before LeBron. There are others on Google Books.
I wouldn't even call that a specific coinage; I think it's just an instantiation of a general "taking my X to Y" phrase that's long established.
protected by RegDwigнt♦ Dec 6 '12 at 9:46
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