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Topic: 7) Terms limits (1 of 2), Read 46 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Barbara Wallraff (msgrammar@theatlantic.com)
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 1999 08:50 AM

Dave McIntyre, of Ottawa, Ont., writes, "Could we get a word for the phrase 'in terms of'? Or better yet, ban its usage altogether."

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Topic: 7) Terms limits (2 of 2), Read 46 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Roger Gay (roger.f.gay@telia.se)
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 1999 09:55 AM

I come not to praise the phrase "in terms of" but to bury it.

4 a : a word or expression that has a precise meaning in some uses or is peculiar to a science, art, profession, or subject
b plural : expression of a specified kind




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