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A New Year is around the corner and here is a New Post - Some Misquoted Phrases

Monday, December 16, 2019

"A damp squid" should be "A damp squib"

 

"On tender hooks" should be "On tenterhooks"

 

"Nip it in the butt" should be "Nip it in the bud"

 

"Champing at the bit" should be "Chomping at the bit"

 

"A mute point" should be "A moot point"

 

"One foul swoop" should be "One fell swoop"

 

"All that glitters is not gold" should be "All that glisters is not gold"

 

"Adverse to" should be "Averse to"

 

"Batting down the hatches" should be "Batten down the hatches"

 

"Find a penny, pick it up" should be "Find a pin, pick it up"

 

"Off one's own back" should be "Off one's own bat"

 

And, finally, the Police single "Sue Lawley" should be "So Lonely".

 

 

 

 

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