Knock you back on your socks

Chuck Todd on MSNBC was describing Democratic strategist worries about certain voter registration numbers.  This is a congruent conflation of “knock your socks off” and “set (one) back on (one’s) heels” , both meaning to put one in a state of surprise.  A big thanks to Bruce Ryan for hearing this one and sending it in!


Crazy as a three dollar bill

This one was uttered by J.C. Watts on the MTP (Meet the Press) Daily show on MSNBC.  It is a nice mash up of “crazy as a loon” (insane) and “phony (or queer) as a three dollar bill” (bogus).  http://www.zajilspeed.com/2017/08/african-american-republicans-tried-to.html

I suppose a three dollar bill is pretty crazy, but those loons definitely are the craziest.  Of course, pileated woodpeckers sound daffy as well.  A big thanks to Chief Malaphor Hunter (CMH) Mike Kovacs for hearing this one and immediately recording it.