The USFL went down in smoke because of TrumpPosted: October 17, 2017 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: down in flames, expressions, humor, language, malaphor, malaphors, Trump, up in smoke, USFL, words 1 Comment
I am guilty of this one. I was talking to my wife about what happened when Trump convinced the USFL owners to change the schedule from the Spring to the Fall season in order to compete head to head against the NFL. This is a congruent conflation of “up in smoke” and “down in flames”, both meaning something failed or was destroyed. Flames and smoke are the culprits here. Also down and up. Directionally challenged semantically?
Oh my goodness! The master of malaphors says one. You are human like the rest of us.
So great to see all of you at the wedding. Looking forward to another beautiful wedding.