We are going to close some ground

This very subtle malaphor was heard on a conference call.  The speaker was indicating that the backlog was starting to get smaller.  This is a mixture of “gaining ground”  and “closing the gap”, both meaning to make progress.  “Close in” might also be in the mix.  From a quick internet search, this malaphor appears to be a common one.  Thanks to Sandy Shultis for sending this one in!

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One Comment on “We are going to close some ground”

  1. Doobster418 says:

    I’ve heard this expression used before as well, and didn’t think about it so much at the time, but you’re right, it’s closing the gap and gaining ground. Funny.


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