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Starting with Elephants always get four mice, do all the following in the correct order to reveal a popular phrase:

  • Replace one word with its antonym
  • Delete one space
  • Remove one word
  • Remove one letter from one word
  • Move one word's position
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The answer is

Elephants never forget.

Starting with Elephants always get four mice, we perform the following steps in order:

  • Replace one word with its antonym

    Elephants never get four mice

  • Move one word's position

    Elephants never four get mice

  • Delete one space

    Elephants never fourget mice

  • Remove one word

    Elephants never fourget

  • Remove one letter from one word

    Elephants never forget

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    $\begingroup$ I think it's safe to say I should've made this question harder :) $\endgroup$ – rybo111 Feb 18 '17 at 14:01
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    $\begingroup$ @rybo111 One way to make it harder would have been to make the choice less obvious. Only one word in the original sentence has an antonym, for instance; that narrows down the possibilities a lot. $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Feb 18 '17 at 14:05
  • $\begingroup$ Technically the antonym could be applied to another word, but I see your point - the antonym is applied at the start, which makes it obvious. I'd like to make these harder but not impossible, so feedback is appreciated. $\endgroup$ – rybo111 Feb 18 '17 at 14:22
  • $\begingroup$ @rybo111 Let's see how this one fares: puzzling.stackexchange.com/q/49236/5373 :-) $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Feb 18 '17 at 14:40
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    $\begingroup$ @rybo111 Well, we both hit HNQ out of these questions! $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Feb 18 '17 at 20:04

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