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red-pencil

verb

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1 to remove errors, defects, deficiencies, or deviations from
  • the magazine claims that every article is red-penciled by a team of fact checkers before it ever sees the light of print

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2 to remove objectionable parts from
  • a television script that had been heavily red-penciled in abject surrender to political correctness

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The first known use of red-pencil was in 1946

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“Red-pencil.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/red-pencil. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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