Posted: May 11, 2020 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Boston Globe, clearing a hurdle, expressions, football, humor, language, malaphor, many rivers to cross, mountains to climb, New England Patriots, words
Perhaps the writer was thinking of the great Jimmy Cliff song “Many Rivers to Cross” when he wrote this. A big thanks to John Costello for spotting this one and sending it in. here’s the link:
Patriots’ 2020 schedule released: Open vs. Dolphins at home; back-to-back games in Los Angeles in December
With multiple trips to the west coast and one big one to visit the defending Super Bowl champions, the Patriots have plenty of hurdles to climb this season.
Posted: November 13, 2012 Filed under: ACTION, drop, light, rock, THINGS | Tags: blended idioms, boxing, dropped like a rock, expressions, football, malaphors, mixed idioms, out like a light, words
I heard this one on an NFL broadcast years ago, describing a player who was knocked out by a ferocious hit. The malaphor is a mash up of “dropped like a rock” and “out like a light”, both meaning to get knocked out immediately (although the latter also means to go to sleep quickly).