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    bust something

    There is a phrase "blunder buster". Can we say "to bust a blunder"?

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    Re: bust something

    Where have you heard or read 'blunder buster'?

    It's new to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Where have you heard or read 'blunder buster'?

    It's new to me.

    Rover
    There was an article in "COSMOPOLITAN" called "The biggest communication mistakes women make". "Blunder buster" refers to not making them.

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    Re: bust something

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    There was an article in "COSMOPOLITAN" called "The biggest communication mistakes women make". "Blunder buster" refers to not making them.
    It is a play on words, referring to the old gun, the blunderbuss.

    As you said, the article is offering advice about how to "bust" your "blunders".

    You possibly could say "to bust a blunder" but it is not an idiom and you lose the play on "blunderbuss". It would probably just sound strange.

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    Re: bust something

    Quote Originally Posted by Munch View Post
    It is a play on words, referring to the old gun, the blunderbuss.

    As you said, the article is offering advice about how to "bust" your "blunders".

    You possibly could say "to bust a blunder" but it is not an idiom and you lose the play on "blunderbuss". It would probably just sound strange.
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