flesh » flush

Chiefly in:   flush out

Classification: English

Spotted in the wild:

  • “I want to arrange a call for Monday or Tuesday to flush out our LPCH requirements and see what we can do given the delay on the test PACS server…” (Stanford interoffice memo, 18 December 2004)

Analyzed or reported by:

  • commenter Christopher Lion (link)

Stanford memo text supplied to me by Terry Moore. This one is hard to Google for, but it’s common enough to have made Paul Brians’s Common Errors in English Usage.

| link | entered by Arnold Zwicky, 2005/05/07 |


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    Commentary by Ron Murdock , 2006/06/28 at 7:17 pm

    I have been to many a meeting where a speaker spoke of wanting to “flush out his ideas” and I could heartily agree with the literal sentiment!

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