August 29th, 2021

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Treble going the way of decimate:

"Visit Cornwall’s chief executive, Malcolm Bell, said tourists should “treble their efforts as much as possible” with hand, face, space guidance and endeavour to remain outdoors," reports the Guardian.

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One of the verbal tics that I find off-putting is the phrase "to be honest" / "if I am being honest" / "if I am being completely/perfectly honest". For one thing, it kinda implies that your regular MO is the opposite. For another, it is usually followed/preceded by something trite.

More common in BrE than in AmE, I believe.