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    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
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gig economy

an employment concept in which people are paid for each specific, short-term task that they do and don't have conventional contracts of employment

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fake news

a sensational piece of news which does not map to reality, created to attract attention or damage somebody's reputation

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