This is uncharted groundPosted: December 3, 2020
Laura Tucker, social worker in Hillsborough County, Florida, was talking on 60 Minutes about the difficulties looking for children in the age of a pandemic. This is a mashup of “uncharted waters/territory” (a situation which is unfamiliar and as a result might be dangerous) and “breaking new ground” (to begin to do something that no one else has done). You can hear the malaphor at about 21 minutes:
A big thanks to Frank King for hearing this one and sending it in!
Speaking of uncharted ground, why not take a chance and get a malaphor book as a cool stocking stuffer this Christmas? “He Smokes Like a Fish” and “Things Are Not Rosy-Dory” are both available on Amazon for cheap! They bend nicely in any stocking and they also fit in any bathroom library. https://www.amazon.com/dp/0692652205