I’ve been saying ‘nip it in the bud’ all wrong my entire life – I’m so embarrassed now I know what it actually is | The Sun

WE'RE all guilty of saying certain phrases wrong.

But one woman has been left embarrassed after realising she'd been saying a common phrase wrong her entire life.

Kayla was left red-faced when she realised her blunder – and what made it worse was the fact that she's an English teacher.

Posting to her TikTok account, English with Kayla, she revealed she'd been saying 'nip it in the bud' all wrong.

The teacher said: "Do you guys want to hear my embarrassing secret today?

"Well, I have been saying this phrase wrong for so many years."


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Instead of saying 'nip it in the bud,' Kayla had been saying 'nip it in the butt.'

Kayla explained that the phrase means you want to stop something immediately.

Which makes sense if you use the phrase correctly as it's like cutting the bud off a plant before it can grow.

She added: "So do not be like me and make this really embarrassing mistake when it comes to this really popular idiom.

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Kayla may be left feeling embarrassed by her blunder – but she shouldn't as plenty of people get common phrases mixed up.

Fabulous reported that one Australian TikToker revealed that she had been saying 'play it by ear' wrong her whole life too.

Tannar was stunned when she realised the saying was 'play it by ear' – not 'play it by year.'

Despite now knowing the correct wording, she revealed why she thought her version made more sense.

She explained that a year is a set amount of time, and that's what you're playing it by.

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