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I couldn’t pass it down

Josh Taylor, weekend host of @937TheFan, a sports show in Pittsburgh, uttered this gem when discussing an opportunity that he didn’t think he had time for.  It is a blend of “pass it up” (skip or ignore)  and “turn it down” (to reject something).  The directions “up” and “down” in the idioms no doubt caused the confusion.  I have a hard time knowing what’s up and what’s down these days myself.  A big thanks to John Kooser who spotted this one!

Something you really can’t pass down is my malaphor book, “He Smokes Like a Fish and other Malaphors”, now on Amazon for a cheap 6.99.  Here is the link to non-stop hilarity: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0692652205

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One Comment on “I couldn’t pass it down”

  1. Beatrice Zablocki says:

    The cadence of the expression reminds me of your Malaphor book: I couldn’t put it down.


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