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I had heard the expression "have a nose for news" but when I was watching a tv show (web of lies) the expression was "news for nose". The exact quote goes like this:

GEORGE WEBER NOT ONLY HAD A GREAT NEWS FOR NOSE -- A GREAT SCHNOZ AS WE WOULD CALL IT -- BUT HE ALSO GOT INTO THE FABRIC OF THE VERY PEOPLE WHO WERE LISTENING.

Does this mean he had a great nose for news, are they the same thing? If not, why is the difference?

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    Looks like a typo to me. Probably should be "a great nose for news". – bcc32 Apr 26 '15 at 20:20
  • I thought the same thing but I watched the show, it's just what he says. – aytug2001 Apr 26 '15 at 20:36
  • Does the character in question have a big old nose? – Dan Bron Apr 26 '15 at 21:41
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I believe the character misspoke, whether intentionally or not. The phrase is really meaningless when spoken backwards like that. I think the editors just missed it before the show aired.

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