Getting right up my goat

My recent post “Is Papi pulling your goat?” (https://malaphors.com/2020/04/27/is-papi-pulling-your-goat/) prompted malaphor follower Claire to write: “I always use the phrase ‘getting right up my goat’ which I think might be a malaphor.”  Yes, Claire, this is a congruent conflation of  “get (one’s) goat” and “be up (one’s) ass”, both meaning to irritate of annoy someone.  This mixed idiom is an improvement over the other two, I think.  Might also be a new yoga expression.  A big thanks to Claire for sharing this one.

 



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