This is up my wheelhouse

This nice conflation was spoken by Vicki Gunvalson of the Bravo television program “The Real Housewives of Orange County”.  She was speaking about a new charity she’s launching called KillAllCancer.
Here’s the link to the story where this appeared:

This is a congruent conflation of “up my alley” and “in my wheelhouse”,  both phrases meaning something matching one’s interests or abilities in someone’s comfort zone.  Location seems to be the culprit here, with “up” and “in” getting confused.  A big, big, thanks to the Duke of Malaphors, Mike Kovacs, for seeing this one and passing it on. 



3 Comments on “This is up my wheelhouse”

  1. Beatrice Zablocki says:

    Imagine how Rudy would have interpreted this Malaphor.

  2. davemalaphor says:

    he would have of course said, “I’d like to up her wheelhouse”.

  3. Ouch. That’s all I’m gonna say about that: Ouch.

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