Don’t leave me out to dryPosted: April 26, 2019
The speaker uttered this one and then realized a few minutes later he had spoken a perfect malaphor. This is a conflation of “leave (one) hanging” (keep someone in suspense) and “hang (one) out to dry” (to desert in a troubling situation). Certainly you leave clothes out to dry on a nice sunny day so perhaps the speaker had this visual in his mind. A tip of the hat to Dan Obergfell for not only sharing this one but saying it as well!