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.
See also: by, check, death, spell
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