We’ll be walking a tightrope around coronavirus for some timePosted: May 22, 2020 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: CNBC, expressions, humor, language, malaphor, Paul Jackson, tiptoeing around, walking a tightrope, words Leave a comment
Paul Jackson, global head of asset allocation research at Invesco, was discussing investing amid the coronavirus crisis. “We’ll be walking a tightrope around coronavirus for some time.” This is a mashup of “walking a tightrope” (being extremely careful and precise) and “tiptoeing around” (avoiding confrontation). Here is the link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2020/05/11/well-be-walking-tightrope-around-coronavirus-for-some-time-investor.html
A tip of the toque to Barry Eigen for spotting this one in the news wilds. And yes, Barry, I found a circular tightrope (sorta).
You hit it right on the pointPosted: January 13, 2020 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Andy Brenner, CNBC, expressions, hit the nail on the head, humor, malaphor, On Point, Rick Santelli, words Leave a comment
This one was uttered by Andy Brenner (National Alliance Securities) on CNBC, referring to a comment made by Rick Santelli. It is a congruent conflation of “hit the nail on the head” and “on point”. both meaning to be exactly right, accurate, or perfect. Nails have points so the mental hiccup occurred with that visual, presumably. A big thanks to big brother John Hatfield for hearing this one and sending it in. #RickSantelli #CNBC
Deficit hawks folded like a cheap suitPosted: December 27, 2017 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: all over her like a cheap suit, CNBC, deficit hawks, expressions, folded like a cheap suitcase, GOP, humor, Jim Cramer, language, malaphor, malaphors, words Leave a comment
This timely beauty was uttered by CNBC’s Jim Cramer on his show “Squawk on the Street”. He was talking about the Republicans who had been deficit hawks for years and now voted for a tax bill that grows the deficit by at least 1.5 trillion dollars. It is a nice mashup of “folded like a cheap suitcase” (collapse easily) and “all over her like a cheap suit” (pawing and clinging; seductive). You can hear and see this one on the following link:
Kudos to Sam Edelmann for hearing this one. He was all over it like a cheap suitcase.