I think Campbell’s needs to have a talk with their instruction writers, either that or our society has been dumbed down to the point where this is necessary…
Here’s a handy guide from me to you to help you use commonly used phrases properly:
Correct: Fleshed out
Rabbits are flushed out of holes; ideas are fleshed out.
“Coming down the pipe“
Correct: Coming down the pike
Pike is an abbreviation for Turnpike.
“Gather the jest of something”
Correct: Gather the gist of something
A jest is a joke; the gist is the core or essence of an idea.
Correct: Moot point
Mute means silent; moot means uncertain or open for debate.
“I could care less”
Correct: I couldn’t care less
If you could care less, there is an implication that you currently care somewhat.
“Take it for granite.”
Correct: Take it for granted.
This phrase was never intended to be the same as “set in stone”, but rather to assume something.
Well at least now we know what makes Japanese cars so damn reliable!
“Hey Jim, what do we do with this extra letter?”
“Just put it on the truck”