We missed our door of opportunity

At first blush, this one sounds right, but on further inspection, the speaker has apparently blended “window of opportunity” with “when one door closes, another door opens” (or maybe “open door policy”?).  The resulting malaphor certainly makes sense as a window and a door are both openings and both idioms convey similar meanings.    Less verbiage is always a good thing (you can quote me on that).

3 Comments on “We missed our door of opportunity”

  1. nb says:

    Reading these things, I feel like I can’t think on an even keel. 🙂 N

  2. Your ol' pal says:

    Opportunity knocks, doesn’t it?

    • davemalaphor says:

      Excellent comment my ol pal. Opportunity knocks must also be considered in this mix up, as the brain thinks of a door associated with knocking. Makes perfect sense that one would say this malaphor.

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