We’ve jumped over the last hoop

Hoops and hurdles seem to confound folks, given the many malaphors posted involving these words.  This one was uttered by a film producer exclaiming that the last legal step was completed in order to distribute a film.  It is a nice congruent conflation of “jumping through hoops” and “clearing a hurdle”, both meaning to overcome obstacles to achieve a goal.  This one is similar to “we still have a lot of hurdles to jump through ( and “we have so many hurdles to cross” (  And who can forget “he bent over hoops for me” (   By the way, the speaker was Tom W. Metz III, who is currently producing his first full length picture, 30 Nights!  Check it out @30NightsMovie.  A big thanks to Lou Pugliese for hearing this one and sharing it.


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