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Answer: Hold Your Peace/Piece and Speak Your Peace/Piece

Reader had a question about two venerable idioms concerning speaking out—or not. Is it proper to say “hold your peace," or is it “hold your piece"? What about “say your piece"—or “say your peace"? We’ll take a closer look with the help of old friends from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.

Let's get down to it….

Tags: !answer, author:chomiji, errors:common errors, language:word origins, word choice:similar words, words:definition
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