Carve around

Al Sharpton uttered this malaphor, talking about the filibuster:

“…If they can carve around the filibuster to confirm Supreme Court judges for President Trump, they can carve around the filibuster to bring voter rights to President Biden.”-https://c-span.org/video/?514285-1/march-voting-rights-rally&live…

This is a mashup of “work around” (to manage something in spite of some problematic person or thing) and “carve out” (to establish a nich or role for oneself). A tip of the hat to Frank King for spotting this one.



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