It could be the turning factor in the gamePosted: February 13, 2016
Another gem from the sports world. This one was heard on the local Root sports network in Pittsburgh. During a University of Pittsburgh basketball game, the play by play announcer uttered this malaphor. It is a mash up of “turning point” (a point at which a change of course is possible) and “deciding factor” (that which influences the decision). I like this mixed idiom as it describes the “something” that turns a game around, as opposed to the point in time. A shout out to Kathy Yeskey Vose for hearing this one and sending it in!