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It’s been a long road to hoe

This is a mash up of “tough row to hoe” and “long road”, both meaning long, difficult situations.  Row and road sound similar, adding to the confusion.  I saw this one in today’s morning Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

“I’m very happy. It’s been a long road to hoe,” Mr. Berry, the project architect, said as he took photographs of the mostly finished product and checked for any problems that needed to be fixed.

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/business/news/checking-out-the-wyndham-grand-pittsburgh-downtown-hotel-684849/
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One Comment on “It’s been a long road to hoe”

  1. […] a similar malaphor a few years ago – “It’s been a long road to hoe” https://malaphors.com/2013/04/25/its-been-a-long-road-to-hoe/, and received recently yet another similar one from Gary Kelly – “”We’re […]


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