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Chiefly in:   minus well

Classification: English

Spotted in the wild:

  • Oh well I guess since I invested two years into school already I minus well finish my last two years and earn my BSN and if I don’t like it I can always change. (Allnurses forum, May 19, 2001)
  • I’ve decided that an alarm is necessary for my truck, plus I want remote start so I minus well get it all at once. (Real Car Audio forum, Aug. 13, 2003)
  • With all due respect, any team that doesn’t bring their A game to the national championship minus well forfeit. (College Football News forum, Nov. 13, 2003)

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See also mine as well.

| link | entered by Ben Zimmer, 2005/02/19 |


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    Commentary by Cornelius Puschmann , 2006/09/30 at 9:06 am

    In case it hasn’t been reported yet, here’s another instance (from slashdot):

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