I’m groping for wordsPosted: May 16, 2022
This might be my new tag on my website. This beauty was heard on HGTV by a woman expressing her feelings when seeing for the first time her home renovations. This is a mashup of “at a loss for words” (not able to say anything) and “groping in the dark” (to seek in a blind, aimless manner). “Grasping at straws” (make a desperate attempt at a bad situation) might also have been in the speaker’s mind with “grasp” and grope” mixed up. Then again, this might not be a malaphor but just a messed up outburst. A big thanks to Mike Kovacs for hearing this one and sending it in.