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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a word or phrase that is misheard leading to a different word or spelling being substituted for the correct one; for example, 'tow the line' instead of 'toe the line'

    Apparently I hear Doctor Who has a budget, long behold [=lo and behold] those tigers, wolves and panthers took up the budget instead of people.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 27/10/2014


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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