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We don’t want to go down those weeds

At a technology presentation, the speaker referenced a certain topic but did not want to get sidetracked from the main area of subject matter, so he uttered this nice malaphor.  It’s a mash up of “in the weeds” (preoccupied with the details) and “going down that road” (to decide to do something in a particular way).  Weeds are often found on the sides of roads so the speaker may have been conjuring up an image of a littered highway.  A big thanks to Mike Kovacs, Malaphor Hunter Extraordinaire, for hearing this one and sending it in.

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One Comment on “We don’t want to go down those weeds”

  1. Robyn Bottoni says:

    Hi Dave “In the weeds” is also a restaurant term meaning you are in over your head regarding time/can’t keep up with duties. >


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