Posted: September 19, 2018
Harry Litman was discussing Trump on MSNBC and uttered this nice malaphor. It is a mash up of “lay down the law” (give an order or directive) and “draw a line” (to set a boundary). “Lay”, “line”, and “law” all seem to be part of the scramble here. Mr. Litman has been the subject of a previous malaphor (“take no quarter” https://malaphors.com/2018/04/13/take-no-quarter/) and was very good natured about it. A true Pittsburgher, full of grace! A big thanks to Frank King for hearing this one and sending it in.