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He got kind of thrown into the gauntlet

Taken by James Santelli, Neon Tommy. September...

Taken by James Santelli, Neon Tommy. September 24, 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is another great one from the sports world.  At the NFL combine, Matt Barkley of USC had this to say about former USC QB Marc Sanchez:

“He got kind of thrown into the gauntlet in New York.”

This is a mash-up of “thrown into the fire” and “run the gauntlet”. Thanks to Gerry for this beauty, approaching “the master” level.

http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/jets/post/_/id/20940/barkley-will-learn-from-sanchez-experiences

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One Comment on “He got kind of thrown into the gauntlet”

  1. Your ol' pal says:

    There’s also ‘throw down the gauntlet” meaning challenging someone to an argument or fight.


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