You dance with the devil you came withPosted: November 4, 2019 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: dance with death, dance with the devil, dance with the one who brought you, humor, idioms, Ike Reese, language, malaphor, Shania Twain, WIP Leave a comment
Ike Reese (former football player for the Philadelphia Eagles) on the Marks and Reese sports talk radio show (WIP, 94.1), was discussing QB Carson Wentz’s risky play of diving and sliding to make a first down. This is a nice mashup of “dance with the devil (or death)” (do something dangerous, risky or on the wild side) and “dance with the one that brung ya” (be loyal or attentive to the one who has been supportive). So perhaps Ike was saying, “stick to the risky behavior that has made you successful”? Maybe this can be a follow-up song for Shania Twain as well? A big thank you to Linda Bernstein who heard this one and passed it on!