Old Words Saved as Cliches

Think about the word in the list below. Have you ever used one of them outside of a cliche/ idiom? I have used lurch as a word in a sentence. It is a good descriptive sounding word for a person who doesn’t walk easily. That is the only word I’ve used outside of the phrases they have become known by.

12 Old Words That Survived by Getting Fossilized in Idioms

  • Wend
  • Deserts
  • Eke
  • Sleight
  • Dint
  • Roughshod
  • Fro
  • Hue
  • Kith
  • Lurch
  • Umbrage
  • Shrift

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