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Malapropisms

the mistaken use of a word in place of a similar-sounding one

Examples

  • crutch of the matter
  • dance a flamingo
  • decease and desist order
  • flush it out as in “a good plan, now we need to flush it out…”
  • for all intensive purposes
  • knock me over with a fender
  • mute point
  • opinions which are diabolically opposed
  • wolf in cheap clothing