death by spell check

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death by spell check

The negative outcome after one submits a written work that contains a critical error or errors, due to reliance on a word processor's imperfect spell checker function. Many job seekers suffer death by spell check after submitting a résumé riddled with errors.
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Write a letter or a report and if you are not sure you have spelled every word correctly, press the spellcheck.
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to which I reply Yes and it sends, but without the spellcheck facility.
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