The Captain of the aircraft carrier didn’t raise alarm bells

Courtney Kube uttered this one on MSNBC the other night.  It is a congruent conflation of “raise the alarm” and “ring the bell”, both meaning to warn someone.  A big thanks to that hawk-eared malaphor catcher Frank King for hearing this one!
If you liked this one, check out the book on malaphors, “He Smokes Like a Fish and other Malaphors”, available on Amazon.  An easy read while isolating.

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