Talk about overreacting! This idiomatic uh-oh really irks me.
Maybe a person’s purposes are intense, but the real expression pertains more to intentions than to intensity.
For all intents and purposes, proper writing makes an intense impact on readers, and precise speech has a similar effect on listeners.
For all intents and purposes, it’s an issue of credibility, based on correctness. (Oh, that’s intense!)
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50 Mistreated Words and Desecrated Phrases.
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