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Stop wasting my wheels

A salesperson uttered this one, intending to say “time” instead of “wheels”.  This is a nice congruent conflation of “wasting time” and “spinning (one’s) wheels”, both meaning to not use time productively.  Car “wheels” can “spin” out if you accelerate quickly, and that visual may have been in the speaker’s mind when she spoke.  A big thanks to Gary Kelly who heard this one and promptly recognized a nice juicy malaphor.

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