We all have to learn to roll with the cards we have been dealt

This is very good malaphor philosophy. It was found on the New York Times Cooking website:

It is a conflation of “roll with the punches” (cope with adversity by being flexible) and “play the hand (one) is dealt” (to accept or make the most of the current situation). Both phrases involve facing a problem or situation. The poster must have been thinking of recipe cards when she wrote this nice mashup. A big thanks to Martin Pietrucha for spotting this beauty.


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