He is under heat

On “The Beat with Ari Melber”, Melber begins the show by saying that Senator Ron Johnson is “under heat” for his involvement in the January 6 coup attempt. Here is the link:


This is a congruent conflation of “under fire” and “feeling/taking the heat”, both describing a person who is receiving criticism or hostility. At least Melber didn’t describe Johnson as “in heat”. A big thank you to Frank King for hearing this one and sending it in. Frank is a malaphor regular!


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