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Rule "nip it in the butt (nip it in the bud)"

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Description: nip it in the butt (nip it in the bud)
Message: Did you mean nip it in the bud (=stop it from flowering completely)?
Category: Nonstandard Phrases (ID: NONSTANDARD_PHRASES)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • We'd like to nip it in the butt right here.
    Correction suggestion: nip it in the bud
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: NIP_IT_IN_THE_BUTT [1]
Version: 3.6-SNAPSHOT (2016-10-01 22:01)