Cut us a break!

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at RCI.RUTGERS.EDU
Thu Aug 25 04:48:35 UTC 2005

On Thu, 25 Aug 2005 00:37:43 -0400, I wrote:

>At the time we were unable to find any use of "cut a check" in the
>relative sense before a Safire "On Language" column from May 24, 1981.

"Relevant", not "relative". Sheesh.

--Ben Zimmer

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