Gamut and Gauntlet

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Gamut and Gauntlet :

To “run a gamut” is to go through the whole scale or spectrum of something.

To “run the gauntlet” (also gantlet) is to run between two lines of people who are trying to beat you.

And don’t confuse “gamut” with “gambit,” a play in chess, and by extension, a tricky maneuver of any kind.

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