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I’m going to pull his button

Push or pull?  It’s a choice we make everyday.   In this case, the speaker made the wrong choice but a great malaphor.  It is a mash up of “pushing his button” (to do the exact thing to make someone act the way you want) and “pulling his leg” (to fool or trick someone).  A big thanks to Jack de Golia for sending this one in!

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2 Comments on “I’m going to pull his button”

  1. I thought this was a mash of “push his button” and “pull his chain”


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