I’d like to come look under the tires

A company was in need of a new piece of industrial equipment for the business. The boss decided he needed to get an in depth tour of the equipment as it is pretty expensive, so he says to the representative: “I’d like to come look under the tires”.

This is a nice congruent conflation of “look under the hood” and “kick the tires”, both meaning to inspect or examine something a little more in depth. Both expressions deal with cars, probably contributing to the mental mixup. A big thanks to Verbatim for hearing this one and sending it in!


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