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When to flesh out and when to flush - The Galveston County Daily News : Columns

August 30, 2014

Potpourri When to flesh out and when to flush

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014 12:15 am

For all the wordies among our readers, here’s another collection of things to think about. This time, uses of words and how they sometimes conflict. 

The first one involves “flush out” or “flesh out,” which you hear people say when they are referring to adding to the something to make it more complete. The good use is “flesh,” which means adding meat to those bones.

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