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#1 2009-06-15 02:49:28

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'leap of fate' for 'leap of faith'

‘Tempt faith’ for ‘tempt fate’ was recorded here in 2006. This substitution goes in the opposite direction and is fairly common:

Instead of a blind leap of fate in getting whatever solutions the consulting firm developed for you to work, agree up-front on what you’re prepared to pay … … s-of-Small

When we embark on a new endeavor, we’ve often taken a leap of fate, follow a gut feeling, or act on a deep knowing …

Congrats on taking a leap of fate and exploring the world!

Quite a leap of fate for an actress who has always taken grave risks with her career! How does it feel to be playing an angel? … angel.html

Can you make it through the fire? Or will you get burned? The wildest ride in the woods! Do you dare to take the leap of fate? … ach-result



#2 2009-06-18 05:15:59

From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 972

Re: 'leap of fate' for 'leap of faith'

Wonderful eggcorn! Has all the hallmarks and is earmarked for a best-of-the-year for me. A leap of fate is at once the same and quite different from a leap of faith, depending on what’s there to catch you.

Last edited by burred (2009-06-18 05:18:26)



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