The snow day threw a loop into thingsPosted: February 28, 2015 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: expressions, humor, language, malaphor, malaphors, threw him for a loop, throw a monkey wrench in to the works, words Leave a comment
The speaker was giving a reason for postponing a task. This is a mash up of “throw a monkey wrench into the works” (cause problems for someone’s plans) and “throw (someone) for a loop” (cause surprise or confusion). “Throw” is the common denominator and probably led to the confusion. I must admit I act a little loopy on snow days. Thanks to Marcia Riefer Johnston for sending this one in!