We are only seeing one side of this icebergPosted: December 13, 2015
Marykathryn has done it again. She was discussing a very contentious legal case with her husband. The more they dug the more they found out about their client. She finally turned to her husband and said, ” Honey, we are only seeing one side of this iceberg”. This is a mash up of “the tip of the iceberg” (a small part of something much larger) and I think “the dark side (of someone)” (the negative and hidden aspect of someone), given the context. This is the second malaphor referring to icebergs. See “we’ve barely scratched the tip of the iceberg” (9/19/13). https://malaphors.com/2013/01/19/we-barely-scratched-the-tip-of-the-iceberg/ A big thank you to Marykathryn Kopec who keeps giving me material!