We don’t want to go down those weedsPosted: December 17, 2016
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.