wringer » ringer

Classification: English

Spotted in the wild:

  • “There are companies out there that find success without putting employees through the ringer.” (link)
  • This guy has been put through the ringer by the medical establishment for trying unconventional approaches, and almost lost his license to practice medicine. (link)

Supplied in e-mail to me, 10 February 2005, by Philip Jones, who added:

> A quick Googling shows 6810 hits for “put through the wringer” vs. 4310 for the same string with “ringer”. Google wants to know if I really meant, “put through the ring.”

See also ringer>wringer.

| link | entered by Arnold Zwicky, 2005/02/16 |


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    Commentary by Q. Pheevr , 2005/02/16 at 6:23 pm

    Conversely, Google offers about 514 hits for “dead wringer”.

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