The APIHNA World Dictionary


Appendix P

Commonly Misused Phrases

Box-phile:lover of cardboard packaging.
Cat a tonic:feline revitaliser.
Ceiling wax:shiny finish for the upper surface of your room.
Fine toothcomb:implement for removing the really tiny crud left behind after flossing.
Haste makes waist:said the gourmet to the glutton.
Lessor of two evils:a lawyer who owns an apartment block.
Right to chews:the rallying cry of Dog's Lib.
Villain of the peace:a corrupt police officer.
Villain of the peas:someone who commits crimes with vegetables.
Villain of the piece:body-part snatcher.
Write of reply:response by letter.
Write to choose:a postal vote.

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