This nice congruent conflation is a mash up of “off the charts” and “through the roof”, both meaning much more than usual. It was heard on The Howard Stern show, uttered by that long-time caller to the program, Bobo. He was describing the climate in Florida. Many thanks to now Senior Vice President of Malaphors Mike Kovacs for hearing this one on the radio last week and passing it on.
This is a nice mash up of “lightning strikes” and “struck gold”, the latter meaning to hit it big. This gem was heard on the Howard Stern show this morning during an interview with Dan Rather. Stern asked Rather about the 1968 Democratic Convention where he was physically assaulted on camera. Rather continued to report on the story despite the assault. Stern said to Rather, “you knew that you struck lightning.” Rather then repeated the malaphor as he continued discussing the incident. A big thanks to Mike Kovacs for spotting this one!
Malaphor follower Mike K. heard this one on the Howard Stern show a few days ago. A 9/11 conspiracist, taking about the unlikelihood of the “third tower” collapsing at 5pm on 9/11, said “Do the science…” This is probably a mix up of “do the math” (figure it out) and “down to a science” (exactly), but then the caller might be just mixing up his school courses.