Kick your feet backPosted: May 25, 2016
Regular malaphor contributor Yvonne Stam heard this one on NPR’s Morning Edition. It is a very subtle congruent conflation of “kick back” and “put your feet up”, both meaning to relax. “Kick up your heels” (doing something you enjoy) might also be in the mix, combining “kick” with a part of the foot. This one is really a nice visual of someone kicking back in an office chair and putting their feet on the desk. Or perhaps a nice martial arts move, as illustrated below. Many thanks to Yvonne for hearing this one and sending it in.