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X is for “eXact Estimate” - Oxymorons from A to Z

X is for “eXact Estimate” - Oxymorons from A to Z

What is an exact estimate? It’s not a precise calculation, to be sure. Perhaps it’s more like an educated guess or a fuzzy hypothesis.

An exact estimate is not clear-cut, but it could be nearer the target than a simple shot in the dark. You can count on that.

Maybe that’s something like an approximate answer, but it sounds downright oxymoronic.

Is it too much? Not enough? Close to the mark?

Would you like a guesstimate?

What’s an oxymoron?

Basically, an oxymoron is a phrase that seems contradictory or incongruous. Taken literally, the words do not make sense. Often, oxymorons find their way into popular usage, becoming cultural catchwords or frequently used idioms.

Many of these curious wordings strike us as delightfully amiss. Besides, what sort of whimsical word is “oxymoron”?

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