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We got nothing but time under the bridge

This one was overheard at an administrative hearing.  It is a mash up of “nothing but (time)” (only; just) and “water under the bridge” (past and unchangeable events).  Perhaps the speaker was thinking of the song “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay”:

I’m just sittin’ on the dock of the bay, Wastin’ time.

Or maybe “Under the Boardwalk”, where one just is “havin’ some fun”?  Or perhaps the speaker just likes to spend time under bridges.  We’ll never know.  A big thank you to Bill Belanger for hearing this one and sending it in!

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One Comment on “We got nothing but time under the bridge”

  1. Beatrice Zablocki says:

    (We got nothing but )time on our hands. (We got nothing but) time on our side. [not Otis Redding but the Rolling Stones]. Trolls are said to live under Bridges (maybe Lloyd, Jeff, or Beau.) I seem to remember a troll in Peer Gynt.

    I don’t really like this malaphor, somehow. Don’t know why.

    Sent from my iPad

    Sent from my iPad


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