She needs to pull a trick out of her hatPosted: February 22, 2018 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: cross country ski, expressions, humor, language, malaphor, malaphors, pull a rabbit out of my hat, trick up my sleeve, Winter Olympics, words Leave a comment
This was uttered by the play by play commentator for the women’s cross country skiing race at this year’s Winter Olympics. It is a nice mash up of “trick up her sleeve” (secret advantage) and “pull a rabbit out of her hat” (to do something surprising or seemingly impossible). Both idioms concern the element of surprise, and both involve tricks or magic. A big thanks to Jake Holdcroft for hearing this one and passing it on!