You reap your bed and you lie on it

This gem was spoken by a commentator on Fox News about a story on Bill Cosby. It is a mixture of two proverbs about actions having consequences – “As you make your bed, so you must lie on it” (you must suffer the consequences of what you do) and  “as you sow, so shall you reap (things will happen to you according to how you behave).  Based on the content, the malaphor has Freudian overtones and perhaps an unconscious meaning.  The speaker might not have been thinking of “reap”.   Thanks to Andy and Susie Wakshul for hearing this one and sending it!

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