Something I heard at work today:
“Hmm, you got the rough end of the short straw”.
I’m trying to combine 2 sayings about getting things mixed up but I’m not clever enough… sorry. Although I do recall my brother always saying “it all ends up in the wash” instead of it all coming out in the wash. Is that helpful? It must be Friday…
I always enjoyed “Opening Pandora’s box of worms” but it’s not orginal.
They’re doing it wrong! 🙂
A bird in the hand makes a muckle.
People who live in glass houses gather no moss.
Okay, so they’re mixed proverbs, but it still makes me giggle like a small child.
How I love humiliating myself in public, and I have such a talent for it! So I looked up my trusty Fowler.
“The odd thing is that, whether she* is on the offensive or the defensive, the writer who ventures to talk of mixing metaphors often shows that she does not know what a mixed metaphor is”.
Guilty as charged m’lud.
* Pronoun changed as I am a girl
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