Posted: January 29, 2020 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: a lock, Brian Williams, cinch, expressions, humor, language, lead-pipe cinch, malaphor, Trump, words
Brian Williams on MSNBC, the Malaphor Network, uttered this one when he was discussing the Trump impeachment. It is a congruent conflation of “a lock” and “a lead-pipe cinch or cinch”, both meaning a certainty or a task certain to be accomplished. Maybe a lock cinch is a certain certainty? A big thanks to Frank King who heard this one and sent it in.
Posted: February 11, 2019 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Berit Berger, Brian Williams, humor, language, malaphor, out the window, turn on its head, words
Columbia Law School professor Berit Berger uttered this one on the MSNBC show “The 11th Hour with Brian Williams”. She was discussing the pardon system and the Manafort case. This is a mashup of “turn (something) on its head” (to alter something in an unexpected way) and “throw it out the window” (forgotten, disregarded). “Turning” and “throwing” seems to have caused the mixup here. A big thanks to Frank King for hearing this one.