We did everything from soup to finishPosted: August 31, 2018 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: congruent conflation, idioms, malaphors, soup to nuts, start to finish, words Leave a comment
Overheard at a business meeting. This is a congruent conflation of “from soup to nuts” and “from start to finish”, both meaning to provide for the full range, with the beginning to the end in mind. Reminds me of an earlier one I posted, “let’s get down to the soup and nuts of it.” https://malaphors.com/2015/09/08/get-down-to-the-soup-and-nuts-of-it/
A big thanks to Dave Julian for hearing this one and Marianne Julian for passing it on!