I just dozed out for a secondPosted: December 21, 2015 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: dozed off, humor, language, malaphor, malaphors, mixed idioms, words expressions, zoned out 1 Comment
The speaker was indicating she actually wasn’t asleep. This is a mash up of “dozed off” (fall into a light sleep) and “zoned out” (to lose concentration or become inattentive). The confusion seems to lie in the words off and out, and the letter z both in zone and doze. A big thanks to Becca Christine for saying this one and Kevin Hatfield for passing it on!
Merry Christmas Dave to you and Elaine……Ron and Elaine