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Mixed Metaphors

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jinglbellsfrocks Wed 24-Feb-16 18:48:52


jinglbellsfrocks Wed 24-Feb-16 18:48:41

Could someone please tell me what is wrong with "to cement the thaw"? It's not as though they were suggesting e-freezing it. confused

rubysong Wed 24-Feb-16 18:43:24

I worked with lots of Polish people many years ago and at a colleague's retirement party one of them suggested we should drink to 'the new sweep'. (Which was me as I was talking on her job.) We didn't like to tell him it should have been 'broom'.
He also said he had lived in the area 'monkey's years'.

Mamie Wed 24-Feb-16 18:39:47

Not mixed metaphors, but I once worked with a manager who said, "Right team, shoulders to the wheel, ears to the ground, noses to the grindstone and heads below the parapet".
I am pretty supple, but I couldn't manage all that at once. grin

BBbevan Wed 24-Feb-16 17:56:22

My son who had a recent health scare, wrote in his wife's birthday card, " there is light at the end of the tunnel just around the corner."

Greenfinch Sun 03-Jan-16 14:35:29

That is priceless annodomini.I can't think of any at the moment but will reflect on it.

annodomini Sun 03-Jan-16 14:11:18

I happened to switch on the radio in the small hours and heard this one on the World Service News: President Obama is planning to visit Cuba 'To cement the thaw' in the relationship between the two countries. Have you got any really absurd examples of mixed metaphors?