We’ll be laughed out of the waterPosted: May 20, 2015
At a meeting last week, Beehive Crick, a malaphor follower, overheard this gem uttered by a client who was worried. It is a mash up of “laugh out of court” (dismiss something presented in earnest as ridiculous) and “blow (something) out of the water” (to destroy something, such as a plan). Interestingly, this seems to be a common malaphor based on the number of entries on the internet using this mixed idiom. Thank you Beehive!