He’s on a thin leashPosted: December 11, 2019 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: humor, idioms, malaphor, on a tight leash, on thin ice Leave a comment
This beauty was uttered by someone who was asked if he thought the Cowboys’ football coach, Jason Garrett, would be fired soon. It is a mashup of “on thin ice” (close to being in trouble) and “on a tight leash” (strict control over someone). The words “thin” and “tight” are close in sound and meaning. A big thanks to John Kooser who heard this one and passed it on!