listen to reason
Pay heed to sensible advice or argument, as in We can't let him rush into that job—it's time he listened to reason. [Mid-1700s]
The Reasons to Swear. A Lot.
Fair warning: The language here could get a little strong for some tastes. Raise your hand if you’ve ever slipped up and said a curse word in front of your boss, your grandma, or anyone else you probably shouldn’t have. We’re right there with you (totally raised our hands). Don’t be too hard on yourself. Swearing has a long history—words tend to stick around when …
We’re Listening. What Words Do You Think We Should Add to Dictionary.com?
Earlier this week, we announced that we’d added hundreds of new words to the dictionary, including Google Glass, Obamacare, and many others. But we’ve been wondering: what additional terms do you think we should add to Dictionary.com? Is there a slang expression you hear all the time (like binge-watch or brogrammer)? Have you seen an old word used in a new way (like pinch or …
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