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14 Common Phrases You've Probably Been Using Wrong

During The Bobby Bones Show today, the show was discussing this article from Buzzfeed. The news outlet shared 14 commonly known phrases that most people actually say incorrectly.

Admittedly, the show members do say some of the phrases wrong. However, they admitted the correct phrases make more sense when discussing them. Check out the phrases below and let us know if you’ve been saying them wrong your whole life like us.

  • “Free reign” vs. “Free rein”
    • Correct phrase is “free rein”
  • “Baited breath” vs. “Bated breath”
    • Correct phrase is “Bated breath”
  • “Spitting image” vs. “Spit and image”
    • Correct phrase is “Spit and image”
  • “Hone in” vs. “Home in”
    • Correct phrase is “Home in”
  • “Slight of hand” vs. “Sleight of hand”
    • Correct phrase is “Sleight of hand”
  • “On tender hooks” vs. “On tenterhooks”
    • Correct phrase is “On tenterhooks”
  • “Shoe-in” vs. “Shoo-in”
    • Correct phrase is “Shoo-in”
  • “You’ve got another thing coming” vs. “You’ve got another think coming”
    • Correct phrase is “You’ve got another think coming”
  • “Hunger pains” vs. “Hunger pangs”
    • Correct phrase is “Hunger pangs”
  • “Ex-patriot” vs. “Expatriate”
    • Correct phrase is “Expatriate”
  • “Pawn off” vs. “Palm off”
    • Correct phrase is “Palm off”
  • “Butt naked” vs. “Buck naked”
    • Correct phrase is “Buck naked”
  • “Chock it up” vs. “Chalk it up”
    • Correct phrase is “Chalk it up”
  • “Change tact” vs. “Change tack”
    • Correct phrase is “Change tack”