They need to get their act in order

Yours truly blurted this one out to my wife who immediately said “malaphor” and wrote it down.  It’s a congruent conflation of “get your act together” and “put your house in order”, both meaning to get organized.  “Together” and “in order” have the same number of letters and sound similar, probably contributing to the mash up.   This is a timely malaphor considering the upcoming general election.

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