He’s a wild cannonPosted: December 10, 2018 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: expressions, humor, loose cannon, malaphor, malaphors, wild card, wordplay, words 2 Comments
This was heard in a court proceeding. It is a congruent conflation of “wild card” and “loose cannon”, both describing someone or something as unpredictable. A big thanks to Sam Edelmann who heard this one and passed it on.
My former boss once described a client as a loose cannonball.
Nice! not a malaphor (jumble of two or more idioms) but rather a malaprop (misuse of a word). Hope you enjoy the website! Dave