Stick with your guts and get it donePosted: January 15, 2016 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: expressions, go with your gut, humor, John Kasich, language, malaphor, malaphors, stick to your guns, stick to your ribs, words Leave a comment
This one is hot off the press, having been uttered in last night’s GOP debate by Governor John Kasich. It is a mash up of “stick to your guns” (remain firm in your convictions) and “go with your gut” (trust your feelings when making a decision). The similar sounding words “guts” and “guns” probably contributed to the confusion. Also food sometimes “sticks to your ribs” and so stick and guts might seem to go together. A big thanks to Steve Grieme for hearing this one and passing it on in real Malaphor time.