A flash in timePosted: August 25, 2021
Mika Brzezinski said this one on Morning Joe on August 24 (6:07 am EST). It is a conflation of “a flash in the pan” (someone or something that draws a lot of attention for a short period of time) and “at this moment in time” (currently, right now). Both phrases describe something happening now and quickly, making it almost a congruent conflation. Mika might have also been thinking of “flashback”. A big thanks to Frank King for hearing this one and sending it in.