Posted: November 7, 2019 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: big kahuna, humor, language, malaphor, Nick Akerman, top dog, Trump
Former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman on MSNBC (Ari Melber’s show) uttered this gem, talking about Rudy Giuliani and the Ukrainians working for Trump. It’s a mashup of “big kahuna” and “top dog”, both referring to a person in charge. You can hear this one about 3 minutes into the video. Link is:
A big thank you to Frank King for hearing this one and passing it on. He’s the top kahuna of malaphors! @nickakerman
Posted: December 11, 2012 Filed under: THINGS | Tags: blended idioms, expressions, malaphors, mixed idioms, top dog, top notch, top of the heap, words
This one reminds me of “cream of the cake”. The Master actually uttered this gem, which is a mixture of “top notch” and probably “top of the heap” or possibly “top dog”, all meaning the best. It is also the name of a restaurant on top of Mt. Baldy near Los Angeles.