They’re getting ready to lower the bomb on them

The speaker was talking about an incident involving some students on campus and said to a colleague, “they’re getting ready to lower the bomb on them.”  This is a nice mashup of “lower the boom” (to scold or punish someone) and “drop the bomb” (to reveal startling information).   Bombs go BOOM so there you go.   A big thanks to frequent contributor Martin Pietrucha who unintentionally blurted this one out.
If you enjoyed this one there are many more just like it in my malaphor book, “He Smokes Like a Fish and other Malaphors”, available on Amazon now!  Makes a perfect bathroom read.

2 Comments on “They’re getting ready to lower the bomb on them”

  1. curioussteph says:

    Hi, I’m really enjoying Malaphors, and I’m going to bust myself on one today.

    Working on some copy for my own upcoming blog ( Writing about something I found funny, and what I wrote was “It tickled my fancy bone” fairly obviously commingling a tickled fancy with a funny bone.

    Cheers and best wishes, Stephanie

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