It hit the mark on the buttonPosted: April 9, 2016 | |
This double metaphor, and I suppose a congruent conflation, was found in the Augusta Chronicle’s Rants & Raves section. An anonymous reader wrote: “Big raves to Rick McKee’s cartoon on Friday. It hit the mark on the button.” This is a congruent conflation of “on the button” and “hit the mark”, both meaning to be exact or correct. While one might quibble that this is not exactly a malaphor as the metaphors aren’t mixed, the use of two idioms to express a thought is still there. I say it is a malaphor, and as you all know by now, I am the Malaphor King. A big thanks to Baoverlie for seeing this one and sending it in!
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