Posted: July 10, 2020
This is another “curve” malaphor brought to you by Frank King. His last one was “we turned the curve”, heard on the MSNBC show “All In with Chris Hayes. https://malaphors.com/2020/07/01/we-turned-the-curve/
This one was also heard on the same show, this time from Harris County (Texas) Judge Lina Hidalgo. It is a congruent conflation of “stem the tide” and “flatten the curve”, both meaning to stop the course of a trend or tendency. You can hear this one on the Monday night, July 6, 2020 show. It does not seem that the malaphor curve will ever be stemmed. Another tip of the hat to Frank King for hearing this one.
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