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Feb 20 2009   5:01PM GMT

Which is correct — flush out or flesh out?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

typing Which is correct?
The manager clapped me on the back and said, “Let’s get that contract signed and we can _____ out the details later.”
a. flesh
b. flush

Answer: a

Explanation: To flesh out means to make something more complete or to elaborate on something. To flush out, on the other hand, means to force something out of hiding.

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