while your business gets off its feet

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.

One Comment on “while your business gets off its feet”

  1. jcosjunk@gmail.com says:

    Dave. Please find out why Yvonne is reading/listening to Suze Orman. I hope it is only for malaphor hunting.

    Sent from my iPhone

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