Not out of the clearPosted: May 17, 2023 Filed under: Uncategorized Leave a comment
Overheard in a conversation. The speaker was talking about her workload, and that it was not quite finished. This is a congruent conflation of “out of the woods” and “in the clear”, both used to describe clear of danger or difficulty. A big thanks to Katie Norwood for uttering this one and then realizing it was a malaphor.
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