"Hobson's Choice"

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Sat Aug 22 16:55:38 UTC 2009

On Sat, Aug 22, 2009 at 12:44:32PM -0400, Shapiro, Fred wrote:
> A common phrase that seems not to be in the OED is "Hobson's choice."  Jesse, can you tell us whether this is slated for future inclusion in the OED?

It's in OED s.v. _choice_ n. 2.c., with a first quote from 1660.

Jesse Sheidlower

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