You better buckle down; it’s going to be awhilePosted: March 28, 2015 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: buckle up, expressions, humor, hunker down, language, malaphor, malaphors, words Leave a comment
Context is important in this one. The speaker was attending a wedding and counting the hours until midnight. This is a mash up of “buckle up” (get ready) and “hunker down” (to stay in a place). The malaphor illustrates the common mix-up of directions (up, down) seen frequently in other postings on this site. Thanks to Trey Compton for sending this one in!