That’s skating very close to the windPosted: March 17, 2020 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Dr. Zeke Emanuel, humor, language, malaphor, sailing close to the wind, skating on thin ice, words Leave a comment
Dr. Zeke Emanuel on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports was talking about some of the problems associated with the response to the corona virus, and uttered this gem. It is a congruent conflation of “skating on thin ice” and “sailing close to the wind”, both meaning to do something risky or dangerous. Skating and sailing are the culprits here. A big thanks to David Stephens for hearing this one and sending it in.
Did you enjoy this one? If so you might like the book on malaphors, “He Smokes Like a Fish and other Malaphors”, available on Amazon now. Since you are quarantined, what else do you have to do?