He hasn’t been through the rodeo

Host Harvey Levin of TMZ was talking about Britney Spears’ husband, Sam Asghari, and his inexperience with the celebrity spotlight. Levin said, “and the current husband, kind of young, maybe kind of hasn’t been through the rodeo”. This is a mashup of “be put through the wringer” (subjected to some ordeal or difficulty) and “not (one’s) first rodeo” (one is experienced in a certain situation). In this case, the speaker was thinking of “his first rodeo” (inexperienced).

A big thanks to Vicki Kovacs for hearing this one!


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