We didn’t want to just jam them out in a fire hosePosted: January 28, 2017 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: drink from a fire hose, expressions, humor, jam it down your throat, language, malaphor, malaphors, Politico, Sean Spicer, Trump, words Leave a comment
This is another beauty from Sean Spicer, Trump’s Press Secretary. At a news conference in response to a question about why President Trump has not undertaken all of the “day one” actions he had promised, Spicer replied that the administration did not want to “just jam them out in a fire hose.”
There is the dialogue: “Why not pursue all those on Day One, as he promised in a contract with the voters?” Spicer said the Trump administration doesn’t want to “just jam them out in a fire hose.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-sheepish-sean-spicer-shows-a-trump-white-house-with-some-capacity-for-shame/2017/01/23/9d9729bc-e1bb-11e6-a547-5fb9411d332c_story.html?utm_term=.2eb7c89ac076
This is a mash up of “jam (something) down (someone’s) throat” (to compel someone to accept something) and “drinking from a fire hose” (to be inundated by more of something than one is capable of handling). A big thanks to David Barnes for catching this one and sending it in!