People who live in glass houses shouldn’t flog dead horses

This was overheard in a check-out line conversation, and is a great piece of “advice”.  It is a nice mashup of “people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones” (you should not criticize other people who have the same faults as you have) and “flog (or beat) a dead horse” (to insist on talking about something that no one is interested in).   It’s a classic malaphor, incorporating two idioms to make a strange statement.  Horses and houses seem to be the culprit here.  A big thanks to Jeremy of Smoke-Eaters Studio for hearing this one and sending it in!


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