Trump is not going to throw Paul Ryan over the busPosted: April 5, 2017 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: cnn, Donald Trump, expressions, humor, language, malaphor, malaphors, over a cliff, overboard, Paul Ryan, throw him under the bus, words 3 Comments
Over/under is the culprit here. This was heard by a Republican pundit speaking on CNN. It is a nice mashup of “go over the cliff” (taking a drastic step) and “throw (someone) under the bus” (exploit someone’s trust for one’s own gain or purpose). “Throw (someone) overboard” (get rid of excess baggage) might also be in the mix, as well as “over the edge” (excessive or out of control). Given the statures of the persons named, it might be possible. A big thanks to Ron McDonald for hearing this one and sending it in!
Thanks to Michael Schwartz on WBNG 12 News in Binghamton NY, I learned tonight that “Patience comes to those who wait.” Good to know.
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