It blew me off of my feetPosted: July 29, 2017
This very well-formed malaphor was uttered on the HGTV show, Good Bones. “I really didn’t know what to expect. It blew me off of my feet.” It is a congruent conflation (the best kind of malaphors, in my opinion) of “knocked me off my feet” and “it blew me away”, both meaning to cause someone great pleasure or surprise. Certainly a strong wind might blow one off one’s feet, but they stand a better chance of staying put if they have “good bones”. A tip of the hat to David Stephens for hearing this one and sending it in!