I blew my handPosted: May 3, 2021
This was uttered by the Queen of Malaphors, Naomi David. She wanted to say “blew my chances” (ruin or miss an opportunity) but was also thinking of “show my hand” (to reveal one’s intentions to someone) at the same time. “Force my hand” (to push someone to do something that one is not inclined to do) might also have been in the mix. A big thanks to Katie Norwood for reporting this one and of course Ms. David for unintentionally blurting it out.
Did you like this one? If so, check out my two collections of malaphors, “He Smokes Like a Fish and other Malaphors” and “Things Are Not Rosy-Dory”. Both are available on Amazon and are cheap! Great bathroom reads!