[Ads-l] "running the gambit" in the wild

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Nov 9 16:21:07 UTC 2015

Yes, _run the gambit_ is already in the eggcorn database at http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/english/174/gambit/.  But none of the cites Chris assembles there are for edited (one hopes) prose in an actual book.  There's one such in Harlan Coben's _Play Dead_ (2010), Penguin Books:

"But this was merely her mother's latest in a long series of Thursday night attempts at female bonding, running the gambit from bridge games to sexual-awareness encounter groups."

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