He’s laid down a linePosted: September 19, 2018 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: draw the line, expressions, Harry Litman, humor, language, lay down the law, malaphor, malaphors, Trump, words Leave a comment
Harry Litman was discussing Trump on MSNBC and uttered this nice malaphor. It is a mash up of “lay down the law” (give an order or directive) and “draw a line” (to set a boundary). “Lay”, “line”, and “law” all seem to be part of the scramble here. Mr. Litman has been the subject of a previous malaphor (“take no quarter” https://malaphors.com/2018/04/13/take-no-quarter/) and was very good natured about it. A true Pittsburgher, full of grace! A big thanks to Frank King for hearing this one and sending it in.