Sorry if I’m spoiling the beans

This excellent malaphor was spotted in the comments section of the YouTube channel “2 Bears, 1 Cave (
Attributed to “Bert”, one of the co-hosts: “Sorry if I’m spoiling the beans.”

It is a congruent conflation of “spilling the beans” and “spoiler alert”, both referring to revealing information that was meant to be kept private. I think I will use this one in conversations in the future as it is that good. I also understand that Spoil the Beans is a podcast that explains entire plots of classic movies to friends who somehow have never seen them. It is on Apple podcasts.

A big thanks to Mal for spotting this great malaphor.


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