you can't spell something without something else

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English[edit]

Phrase[edit]

you can't spell (something) without (something else)

  1. (informal) Said to imply a correlation between two items, where the second one is spelled with letters from the first one.
    • You can't spell sympathetic without pathetic.
    • You can't spell awesome without me.
    • You can't spell patriot without riot.