I hope to hit the ball rolling tomorrow

This one was picked up on a Facebook post. The author was talking about being jet-lagged but hoping to get going the next day:

This is a mashup of “hit the ground running” (to begin something energetically) and “get the ball rolling” (get the process started). Both idioms involve starting something. My guess is that jetlag was still an issue when this was written.

A big thanks to Yvonne Stam, a terrific malaphor hunter, for spotting this one in the social media weeds.



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