Okay, I admit saying this one. While visiting Miami on business this week, I remarked to a colleague that the hotel I was staying in was very nice but was showing its age, and then blurted the above. I silently screamed Malaphor! and immediately wrote it down. As you know, the best malaphors are quickly forgotten because of their subtlety. Faceover is a one word blend of “facelift” and “makeover”, both indicating improved cosmetic changes. I actually like the word faceover as it is a good description of any rehab project. I would encourage everyone to start using it. Now if the subject matter was a hockey arena, it might be a triple blend with faceoff in the mix….
This is another word blend malaphor, mixing “split second decision” (immediately) and “at the last minute” (deciding something at the last opportunity). As I get older, I seem to be making more of these kinds of decisions.