That should give us a foot upPosted: March 8, 2019 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: expressions, get a leg up, humor, language, malaphor, start out on the right foot, words 3 Comments
Overheard at a meeting. It is a congruent conflation of “get a leg up” and “a foot in the door”, both meaning to receive support or an advantage. “Start off on the right foot” (to have a favorable or positive start) may also be in the mix. I suppose getting a foot up is just a little advantage? Kudos to Martin Pietrucha for hearing this one and passing it on.
How about “a foot in the door”?
I missed the âfoot upâ malaphor when u first posted it or I would have written sooner.
Yes. Works much better and makes it a congruent conflation. Will edit the post. Thanks!