If you've used the phrase on the left, uh-oh, better get it right next time!
|It's a pigment of your imagination||It's a figment (imagined story) of your imagination.|
|It's a mute point.||It's a moot (of little practical value) point. (Of course, if you're Joey Tribbiani, the point is moo.)|
|That's a bold-faced lie.||Nope, sorry, it's a bald-faced lie. (For the history of this phrase, see http://i.cx/1hn)|
|We need collaborating evidence.||You more likely need corroborating (confirming) evidence.|
|It's a doggy-dog world out there.||I don't know where you live, but where I live it's a dog-eat-dog world.|
|She's just a font of wisdom.||If she's that smart, she's a fount (fountain or spring) of wisdom. Leave the fonts (typefaces) to us publishers.|
|Let's hone in on the problem.||I'd much rather home (to navigate) in on it, thank you very much.|
|He must be lack toast and tolerant.||Are you kidding me? If you've said this, just go home now.|
|Don't let your jealousy reel its ugly head.||Hey, now, jealousies don't reel, they rear.|
|She scarred the heck out of me!||If she burned you or cut you up with a razor, then surely she did scar (cause lasting tissue damage) the heck out of you. But I'll bet she just scared (afraid) the heck out of you.|
|He tripped over a wheel barrel.||Aaaaaaaaaaargh! NO! He tripped over a wheelbarrow. People, people, do you never go to a Home Depot?|
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