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Thread #132499   Message #4084961
Posted By: Lighter
25-Dec-20 - 11:50 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
OED has "raze to the ground" from 1574, and "razed to the earth" from 1523.

Historically "raze to the ground" is more common than simple "raze."

Emphasis and all, don't you know.