while your business gets off its feetPosted: November 21, 2014
Malaphor hunter Yvonne Stam heard this one in her car while listening to Suze Orman’s book “the Money Class”. In the chapter on starting your own business, Orman says you need to have savings to tide you over “while your business gets off its feet”. This is a subtle mash up of “off the ground” (to get something started) and “on its feet” (to get someone back to normal). The phrase “getting off on the right foot” also comes to mind, which is probably what the speaker meant to say. Thank you Yvonne for sharing this one, but a warning to everyone: PLEASE do not malaphor hunt and drive at the same time.