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nth, or nth plus One

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in University slang, means to the utmost degree. Thus, Cut to the nth means wholly unnoticed by a friend. The expression is taken from the index of a mathematical formula, where n stands for any number, and n + 1, one more than any number.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Mysterious Three (The)
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N added to Greek words ending in a short vowel to lengthen it “by position,” and “l” added to French words beginning with a vowel
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nth, or nth plus One
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