A misused phrase that needs to be flushed.

March 9th, 2006

The phrase is NOT “we need to flush this out.”

It’s “we need to FLESH this out.”

Flush is what you do with a toilet.

Fleshing is when you add detail to an idea.

While I agree many ideas do deserve to be “flushed, viagra generic for sale ” I think most people actually mean they want to “flesh” them out.

The comments section is now open for toliet jokes and potty humor.

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  • 1. steveegg  |  March 9th, 2006 at 12:44 pm

    You haven’t done a lot of hunting lately; flushing out game has nothing to do with toilets. Still, even that definition of “flush” is not as good as “flesh” in the common usage of the phrase.

  • 2. sheldn  |  March 9th, 2006 at 8:50 pm

    Sometimes I flush out the details before I can flesh out the details.

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