Throw it up the flagpole and see what sticks

This nice mixup was tossed out when suggesting a consensus on what movie to watch. It is a congruent conflation of “run it up the flagpole” and “throw spaghetti at the wall and see what sticks”, both meaning to present an idea or ideas and see what the reaction or outcome will be. Perhaps the speaker was thinking ot that scene in “A Christmas Story” where the kid gets his tongue stuck on the pole. A tip of the hat to Lou Pugliese who heard this and sent it in!



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