The English language is a fickle foe. It's difficult for non-native speakers to learn, and it's also difficult for native speakers to use correctly. Regardless of how smart you are, you're bound to bungle a few words or phrases here and there. And when it happens, it's embarrassing. But what's even more embarrassing is completely goof up a fairly common expression. You may not even knowing which common expressions you're getting wrong, but there are probably a few.
I'm not sure about you, but I hope people tell me when I'm doing something embarrassing without even knowing it. I'm fully capable of embarrassing myself when I do know it, so I don't really need any additional opportunities. After all, like it or not, many people judge coworkers, leaders, strangers, friends — even family — on what they look like like, what they say, and how they act.
Worried you're jumbling up common phrases or misusing or substituting words? Or, worse yet, are you worried that those around you are just letting you think you're getting it right even when you're getting it wrong rather than cluing you in? Check out these oft-bungled common expressions below and save yourself the future embarrassment.