Are you giving me a break?

Had to post this congruent conflation immediately, as it was said last night by former Trump aide Sam Nunberg on in an MSNBC interview.  Given the context, Nunberg mixed “give me a break”, and “are you kidding me?”, both scoffling retorts to something that seems unbelievable or ridiculous.“Are you giving me a break?” calls it a “Borat-esque phrase”, but you and I know it to be a beautifully constructed malaphor. 

A big thanks to Frank King for hearing this one and passing it on.

If you liked this jumble, take a break and pick up my book on malaphors, “He Smokes Like a Fish and other Malaphors”, available on Amazon!  Just click here:


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