I am free as a bellPosted: September 9, 2016 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: clear as a bell, expressions, free as a bird, humor, language, malaphor, malaphors, words Leave a comment
With a gala postponed, her calendar was suddenly empty. When her friend asked if she was available on a certain date, the speaker uttered this nice malaphor. This is a conflation of “free as a bird” (completely free to do anything without any worries) and “clear as a bell” (very clear). The similar sounding and looking words “bell” and “bird” no doubt caused the confusion. A shout out to Susan Ivison for saying this one and passing it on!
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