Stick with your guts and get it done

This one is hot off the press, having been uttered in last night’s GOP debate by Governor John Kasich.  It is a mash up of “stick to your guns” (remain firm in your convictions) and “go with your gut” (trust your feelings when making a decision).  The similar sounding words “guts” and “guns” probably contributed to the confusion.  Also food sometimes “sticks to your ribs” and so stick and guts might seem to go together.  A big thanks to Steve Grieme for hearing this one and passing it on in real Malaphor time.