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« on: February 09, 2018, 07:53:55 PM »
I find the phrase 'in and of itself' irritating. Can someone tell me how this got to be a near-universal phrase and what exactly it means? It sound like the thing - whatever it happens to be - is true both 'of itself' and 'in itself' and neither makes any more sense than the full rendering.

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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2018, 06:02:30 PM »
I wouldn't worry about it. The phrase is cliche and seldom used anymore. Besides, we all have phrases we hate.