That’s skating very close to the windPosted: March 17, 2020
Dr. Zeke Emanuel on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports was talking about some of the problems associated with the response to the corona virus, and uttered this gem. It is a congruent conflation of “skating on thin ice” and “sailing close to the wind”, both meaning to do something risky or dangerous. Skating and sailing are the culprits here. A big thanks to David Stephens for hearing this one and sending it in.
Did you enjoy this one? If so you might like the book on malaphors, “He Smokes Like a Fish and other Malaphors”, available on Amazon now. Since you are quarantined, what else do you have to do?