It definitely has my radar up

This was heard on Morning Joe on May 17, uttered by Mika Brzezinski discussing the missing SARS reports and Ronan Farrow’s story.  It is a nice mashup of “on my radar (screen)” (considered important) and “has my antenna up” (curiosity or interest).  “Have my back (or dander) up” (get someone angry) might also be in the mix, but I doubt it considering the context (although the whole Cohen affair might be ticking her off).  A big thanks to that Malaphor Extraordinaire, Frank King, for hearing this one.  He certainly has the ears of a hawk.

 


Who is the person who can get this ship back on track?

This one was uttered by Mika Brzezinski on the MSNBC talk show, “Morning Joe”.  She was talking about the Trump Presidency.  It is a nice congruent conflation of “right the ship” and “get back on track”, both meaning to get something back on schedule or to return to normal.  A big thanks to Susan Kestner for hearing this one and sending it on!