The Oatmeal The Oatmeal
Comics: Random Most Popular All Cats Grammar Food Animals Tech

A look at the meaning of "flushing out an idea."

To flesh out an idea

To flush out an idea

More grammar comics from The Oatmeal

ie literally apostrophe
irony misspelling semicolon who vs whom

Thanks to Library Lady Jane for all her help in writing these grammar guides over the years. If you would like a regular serving of grammar-related awesomeness every day, go follow her on Twitter.

Share this

 

More Comics

Show me a random comic Show me the popular comics Show me the latest comics Show me some cat comics
I made some more Facebook reactions Some thoughts on food
The Twitter Spelling Test How many germs live on your cell phone? My spirit animal as an animated GIF My stomach on a first date
How addicted to Twitter are you? I tried to watch Game of Thrones and this is what happened This is what my car needs Should you put coffee in your face right now?
Asian food in a small town Some folks just landed a spacecraft on the surface of a COMET Why we should be eating horses instead of riding them Failed Experiment
How to get more likes on Facebook The pros and cons of a man sitting down to pee How Twilight Works A visual comparison of hammer pants VS hipsters
The 5 Phases of Caffeine Intake Homeless man VS your cat For a non-sports person, this is sorta what it's like to be on the internet right now. The word


Browse more comics >>