She won’t cross that pathPosted: July 11, 2016 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: cross that line, down that path, expressions, Howard Stern Show, humor, Jim Breuer, language, malaphor, malaphors, mixed idioms, words Leave a comment
Comedian Jim Breuer, during his interview on The Howard Stern Show, was talking about his daughter and her reluctance to do a certain thing. He said, “she won’t cross that path.” This is a conflation of “cross the line” (to change from being acceptable to unacceptable) and “go down that path (or road)” (to do a particular thing). Although not in context, the speaker may have been also thinking of “cross paths (with someone)” (meet someone by chance). A big thanks to Vicki Ameel Kovacs, a regular malaphor contributor and loyal follower!
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