He says whatever rolls off the top of his headPosted: April 15, 2016
This gem was picked up on a radio show. A caller said Trump “says whatever rolls off the top of his head”. This is a mash up of “off the top of one’s head” (without much thought) and “roll/trip off the tongue” (easy to say). “Heads will roll” (people will get into severe trouble) also might be in the mix, given the bombastic nature of the subject. Given the sweeping nature of the subject’s hair, the image of something “rolling off the top of the head” might also have been in the speaker’s mind. A big thanks to Donna Cosentino for hearing this one and sending it in!
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