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reverse English

noun
1.
Also called reverse side. Billiards. a spinning motion imparted to a cue ball in such a manner as to prevent it from moving in a certain direction.
Compare running English.
2.
words that, because of their misuse or careless syntax, convey an opposite meaning from the one intended or leave their exact meaning in doubt:
“Don't miss it if you can” is reverse English.
Origin of reverse English
1905-1910
An Americanism dating back to 1905-10
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