What really turns the coin…

On CBS Sunday Morning, to mark the 75th anniversary of Harry Truman’s executive order ending segregation in the U.S. military, David Martin reported on the years-long struggle of Black Americans in uniform. This malaphor appeared:

This is a mashup of “turn the page/tide” (to make a transition to something, usually positive) and “other side of the coin” (opposing view). “Flip a coin” (give something over to chance) might also be in the mix. A big thanks once again to Steve Grieme for hearing this one and sending it in!


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