That was the weather report from local channel KDKA in Pittsburgh yesterday. This is a mash up of “as dry as a bone” (extremely dry) and “clear as a bell” (very clear). The weatherman was discussing a very clear and dry (little humidity) day and managed to describe both in one nice malaphor! I think this should be in our standard lexicon to describe those beautiful clear, dry days, don’t you? Hats off to Bill Shaffer who heard this beauty.
Breaking malaphor news!! This is a mix of “hot under the collar” (angry) and “hot off the press” (just released or freshly printed). It was heard by the keen ears of Mike Kovacs when he was watching the local news on WPXI in Pittsburgh. The WPXI correspondent reports that neighbors say the suspect was known to get “hot off the collar.”