That issue always seems to get kicked down the canPosted: January 20, 2018 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: expressions, Harris Faulkner, humor, kick at the can, kick the can down the road, language, malaphor, malaphors, words Leave a comment
This one was uttered by Fox news anchor Harris Faulkner, talking about Congress’s inability to deal with the budget. It is a blend of “kick the can down the road” (to postpone or defer an action) and “kick in the can” (a forceful gesture or measure attempting to motivate someone). A Canadian expression, “a kick at the can” (an opportunity to achieve something) might also be in the mix. Is Faulkner Canadian? A big thanks to Laszlo Veres
for hearing this one.