Nowadays, the expression "a few bad apples" is used to excuse an organization's negative behaviour. "A few rotten apples may ruin the bunch" refers to an internal problem.
"For the time being, to characterise an upcoming event. It implies "for a very brief instant," not "in a moment from now." Time, not immediacy.
Originally, "lifting oneself up by the bootstraps" meant that it was difficult to achieve with simply fortitude. That makes no sense to use humorously. #confused
"Too frequently, people say, "I itched my whatever." It's incorrect. When you scratch an itch, you don't itch something. Itches are scratched."
"Most people mistake envious for jealous when they say jealous. I have something I don't want you to have, thus I'm jealous. I desire what you have when I'm envious.
"A logical error in which the premises are reliant on the truth of the conclusion is begging the question. frequently used incorrectly in place of "raises the question.""
To add details to anything, or to put flesh on bare bones, is to "flesh this out," not "flush this out."
"The majority of people are unaware of what the word 'ambivalence' genuinely means. They believe it to be synonymous with "apathetic." It is not. It refers to having conflicting emotions.
"There is a lot of humming and hawing. There are also a lot of published articles where individuals mistakenly believe that led is the correct spelling for the past tense of lead.
"It's hold the fort, not hold down the fort, unless it was a balloon fort, I guess."
"Some claim that money is the source of all evil. Should read, "The desire of money is the source of all evil." Significant difference.