Every one of us has a ticking time bomb on our headPosted: May 8, 2020 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Christina Stembel, expressions, humor, malaphor, price on our heads, sitting on ticking time bomb, words Leave a comment
Speaking on NPR’s Marketplace, Christina Stembel, CEO of Farmgirl Flowers, said this one when she was referring to the difficulties being experienced by small businessess during the pandemic and associated business shutdowns. It is a mashup of “price on our head” (an amount of money offered as a reward for one’s capture) and “sitting on a ticking time bomb” (a situation that will eventually become dangerous if not addressed). Maybe the speaker was thinking about the Erie pizza bomber? Not sure, but a big thanks to Mike Kovacs for hearing this one!