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50 Mistreated Words and Desecrated Phrases: Pouring over paperwork

If a person says he or she is pouring over some paperwork, stand back. You might be splashed with something.

If no liquid is involved, then this is merely a poor excuse for phrasing. And it makes editors’ and grammarians’ pores constrict.

Hey, proofreaders pore over documents all the time, checking every detail.
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