Idiom of the Day

From my long experience (I am an octogenarian), I have found that the idiom most people get wrong is this:

first-comeWhether I hear it spoken or see it in print, this idiom frequently is expressed as “First come, first serve.” However, this is not about tennis.

serveIt is about being served, as at the deli counter in a supermarket.


The first person to come is the first person to be served.


About stanleygraphics

I am a veteran graphic designer who started at the time when cut and paste meant an X-acto knife and rubber cement. I use my experience to educate others. I have an intolerance for ignorance and stupidity.
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