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Aug 25 2009   1:37PM GMT

Bare in mind or bear in mind?

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

________ in mind that using a larger label which will increase the cost of your barcode initiative.
a. bear
b. bare

Which is correct?

Answer: a

Explanation: The colloquial phrase has nothing to do with grizzly bears.  The meaning of the word bear in this sentence is to carry in the mind or remember.

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