It’s as plain as a hair on your facePosted: January 7, 2018
This is the second in the “Fire and Fury” malaphor series. Steve Bannon, quoted in Michael Wolff’s book, was talking about how Mueller’s investigation is about money laundering:
“You realize where this is going,” he is quoted as saying. “This is all about money laundering. Mueller chose [senior prosecutor Andrew] Weissmann first and he is a money-laundering guy. Their path to fucking Trump goes right through Paul Manafort, Don Jr and Jared Kushner … It’s as plain as a hair on your face.”
This is a mashup of “it’s as plain as the nose on your face” (very obvious or noticeable) and “not by the hair of my chinny-chin-chin” (never; no way). I suppose a hair on one’s face is also noticeable, depending on the location. A big thanks to Tom Justice and Ron MacDonald for both spotting this malaphor and sending it in!