He was able to land some points

On the podcast, “All In with Chris Hayes”, Maya King, a reporter for the New York Times, was talking about the Herschel Walker/Raphael Warnock debate for the US Senate in Georgia. She said this malaphor when talking about how Walker managed to respond effectively to some of the questions. It is a congruent conflation of “land some punches” and “score some points”, both meaning to successfully make points in an argument. You can hear the mashup at the 23:13 mark:


A big thanks to Frank King for hearing this one and sending it in. Ears like a hawk, Frank!


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