Here are five more common phrases we get wrong all the time . . .
- “For all intensive purposes.” It’s really “for all INTENTS and purposes.”
- “Nip it in the butt.” The correct phrase is “nip it in the BUD,” like a flower bud.
- “One in the same.” Wrong, it’s “one AND the same,” which means two things are alike.
- “Case and point.” The correct way to say it is, “case IN point.” It’s like saying, “Here’s an example of the point I’m trying to make.”
- “I could care less.” If you say it like that, you’re really saying you DO care about something. The correct phrase is, “I COULDN’T care less.”