That boat has flown

Hulk Hogan uttered this one on the Joe Rogan podcast: “well, Joe, that boat has flown.” This is a conflation of  “that ship has sailed” (some possiblity ot option is no longer available or likely) and “fly the coop” (to leave or escape (something)). “Float (one’s) boat” (to make someone happy) might also be in the mix, as “flown” and “float” are similar sounding. This malaphor is very similar to my 3/2/21 post, “That ship has flown”. It is also similar to the Austin Powers’ malaphor I posted a few years ago: “That train has sailed.” Transportation mixups I suppose.

A big thanks to Jack Chandler who heard this one and sent it in!


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