To be hit in a slice.
- No matter how you look at it; no matter how it is analyzed.
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Origin of Slice
From Middle English slice, esclice, from Old French esclice, esclis (“a piece split off"), deverbal of esclicer, esclicier (“to splinter, split up"), from Frankish *slitjan (“to split up"), from Proto-Germanic *slitjanÄ…, from Proto-Germanic *slÄ«tanÄ… (“to split, tear apart"), from Proto-Indo-European *slaid-, *sled- (“to rend, injure, crumble"). Akin to Old High German sliz, gisliz (“a tear, rip"), Old High German slÄ«zan (“to tear"), Old English slÄ«tan (“to split up"). More at slite, slit.
Middle English sclice splinter from Old French esclice from esclicier to splinter of Germanic origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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