This is not coming out of whole clothPosted: January 22, 2020 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: coming out of left field, expressions, humor, Lev Parnas, malaphor, Morning Joe, out of whole cloth, Trump, Willie Geist, words Leave a comment
Willie Geist on MSNBC’s Morning Joe said this one, discussing Lev Parnas’ statements to Rachel Maddow. It is a nice congruent conflation of “coming out of left field” and ” made out of whole cloth”, both meaning something utterly false or fictional. “Out of” is in both phrases, contributing to the mixup. A tip of the hat to Donna Calvert who heard this one and immediately contacted Malaphor Central.