Lightning never strikes twice in a bottle

This one is similar to the last malaphor posted, “looking to strike some lightning in a bottle”. Seems like there is some confusion here. Some people were discussing whether Trump could get reelected in 2024. One person said history repeats itself and another uttered this malaphor. It is a conflation of “lightning never strikes (the same place) twice” (the same unlikely thing never happens again to the same person) and “catch lightning in a bottle” (achieve at something that is incredibly difficult). A big thanks to major malaphor contributor John Kooser for hearing this one and sending it in.


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