I control his paper supply, I decide how much electricity he gets. A couple examples I've heard or stumbled across here and there:. This is really telling - it tells about how badly written, most English is today. The takeaway here is it is yet another 'Yoichi example' of a somewhat poorly-written, modification of a somewhat common saying in English. Maybe someday we'll see it used this way, but not yet. I wanted him to get Couldnt find his ass ladder Couldnt find his ass go up and bring it down. In the context from which the phrase comes, it has a very specific meaning.