wrong scent, on the
On a false trail or track, as in He managed to put the police on the wrong scent and got away. This term alludes to hunting with hounds. [c. 1600]
What’s Wrong With The Word “Addict”?The word addict dates back to at least the 1500s, adapted from the Latin addictus, meaning "assigned, surrendered." But, if experts in drug addiction treatment have their way, use of the word addict as a noun will soon see its end date.
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