pinned up vs pent up : Common Errors in English

pinned up or pent up

If you wear your heart on your sleeve I suppose you might be said to have “pinned up” emotions; but the phrase you want when you are suppressing your feelings is “pent-up emotions.” Similarly, it’s pent-up demand.” “Pent” is a rare word; but don’t replace it with “penned” in such phrases either.
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