I have to jump through all those bells and whistlesPosted: May 1, 2023 Filed under: Uncategorized Leave a comment
It’s hard to keep track these days of all those bells, hoops, whistles, and hurdles. This was heard in a conversation. It is a mash up of “jumping through hoops” (having to do extra things in order to do something you want) and “bells and whistles” (fancy add-ons or gadgets). Both phrases refer to “extra things” which I think is the cause of the conflation. Kudos to Bob Edwards for uttering this one and Susan Edwards for promptly reporting it!