How to fix embarrassing usage mistakes

Reading Time: 1 minuteImproving Writing Skills
Even the most intelligent people sometimes make mistakes with common phrases. This can lead to embarrassing moments. Can you spot the errors in the following phrases? Compare your answers to the solution key.
Baited breath
Boldface lie
Chalk full
Do diligence
First-come, first-serve
Free reign
Honed in
I would care less
Should of/should of/would/could be
Mute point
My interest has peaked
Per say
Peace of mind
A little bit of hand
Through the ringer
Tie me over
Tow the line
You will be satisfied
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Exercise Handout: Embarrassing errors
Solutions to embarrassing mistakes
This article was adapted from 43 embarrassing grammar mistakes even smart people make,
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