She needs to pull a trick out of her hatPosted: February 22, 2018
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!