This wonderful malaphor was heard by the Chief Judge of Malaphors (CJM), Yvonne. It was said on the penultimate episode of HGTV’s Beach Flip when contestant Martha blurts out “we really nailed it out of the park.” This is a congruent conflation of two sports metaphors – “nailed it” and “hit it out of the park”, both meaning to do something successfully or an outstanding achievement. The malaphor is similar to another one heard on HGTV – “they blew it out of the park.” https://malaphors.com/?s=park Interestingly, that one was also heard by Yvonne, CJM. Keep watching those reality shows, Yvonne!
This one comes to us courtesy of CBS Sports. Mike Carey, the “CBS Officiating Expert” on the NFL, said this beauty during the Denver-Kansas City game. This is a congruent conflation of “hit the nail on the head” and “nailed it”, both meaning to do exactly the right thing. This is a particular good one, as it is subtle and combines phrases with the same meaning. Some of the confusion lies in the visual of hammering a nail on its head. It is similar to “You hit it right on the nail”, reported on 8/29/12 in this website. A big thank you to Mike Kovacs for reporting this one!