Skip to the chase

This one comes courtesy of the classic movie, “Best in Show”.  The Jane Lynch character is talking about how her poodle will easily win and that the Judges should just “skip to the chase” and give her the trophy.  This is a mashup of “skip it” (ignore the matter) and “cut to the chase” (get to the point; get on with it).  As the Christopher Guest mockumentaries were largely ad-libbed, my guess is that this malaphor was not intentionally written.  A big thanks to John Kooser who heard this one and sent it in.

Why don't we skip to the chase here, and just give me the cup.



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