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Give them a round of hand

This beauty was heard at a luncheon honoring university donors.  The emcee asked the audience to give the honorees “a round of hand.” This is a congruent conflation of “round of applause” and “give them a (big) hand”, both meaning to have an audience give approval by clapping their hands.   A round of ham or beef also comes to mind, so perhaps the emcee was hungry at that moment.  A big round of hand to Martin Pietrucha for hearing this one and passing it on!

Looking for that odd, hard to find stocking stuffer?  Try my book “He Smokes Like a Fish and other Malaphors”, available now on Amazon!  It makes a great Christmas gift and bathroom read.

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