Equal playing fieldPosted: August 26, 2020 | Author: davemalaphor | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: equal footing, expressions, humor, level playing field, malaphor, words |Leave a comment
Former Congresswoman Katie Hill, who resigned after sex scandal involving her ex-husband, uttered this nice subtle malaphor on the MSNBC show “All In” (Ali Velshi was subbing that night). it is a congruent conflation of “level playing field” and “equal footing”, both meaning to describe a situation where everyone gets the same opportunity. Interestingly, Equal Playing Field is the name of a non-profit organization for women athletes. https://www.facebook.com/equalplayingfield/?ref=page_internal
A big thanks once again to Frank King for hearing this one.