Discussing the unfairness of the Iowa Caucuses, former RNC Chairman, Michael Steele on MSNBC uttered this malaphor. It is a mashup of “the whole enchilada” (everything) and “lay (one’s) cards on the table” (to be very candid about one’s position). My guess is that the speaker was hungry. A big thanks to Ron MacDonald for hearing this one and sending it in.
The speaker, Trey Compton, was wanting to “go on record” but instead uttered this wonderful malaphor, a mash up of “go on record” (official statement) and “put your cards on the table” (candid statement). Then again, knowing Trey, maybe he really wanted to go on a table? Thanks to Trey Compton for sending this one in!