They took the wool away from my eyesPosted: May 19, 2017
This malaphor was spotted on a review of the Wyndham Midtown 45 hotel on Booking.com. Vanessa, the reviewer, was enchanted by the hotel and said “they took the wool away from my eyes.”
This is a mashup of “pulled the wool over our eyes” (to deceive) and “take (one’s) breath away” (to overwhelm someone with beauty or grandeur). I guess once the wool was removed she was able to see clearly. This one reminds me of an earlier malaphor posting, “he pulled the rug over my eyes” https://malaphors.com/2016/06/08/he-pulled-the-rug-over-their-eyes/ Deceit and beauty seem to go together…. A big thank you to Diana Greenhalgh for spotting this one and sending it in!