The world is going to shit in a handcartPosted: September 3, 2017 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: expressions, going to hell in a handbasket, going to shit, humor, language, malaphor, malaphors, Trump, words 3 Comments
This colorful malaphor was uttered by someone referring to the Trump presidency. It is a nice congruent conflation of “gone to shit” and “going to hell in a handbasket (or handcart)” both meaning a person or system is in a bad state and getting worse. This malaphor is very similar to a previous one posted, “the project is going to pot in a handbasket” (9/15/02). https://malaphors.com/2012/09/15/the-project-is-going-to-pot-in-a-handbasket/ A big thanks to Kerry Reynolds for hearing this one and passing it on.
Good one. It appeared as I was starting to work on an update on my malaprop and malaphor collection, and was pondering the unending supply! Thanks for the chuckle!
Pirates General Manager Neil Huntington on his pregame show was asked how he can juggle playing to win vs giving inexperienced players a chance to play. He answered, “You walk that balance.” He’s combining “You balance that” with “You walk that fine line.”
Nice one, Bob! Will post soon. Dave