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Mixed Metaphors

Some mixed, some mangled. Also known as a “malaphors”

Examples

  • Burning the midnight oil from both ends.
  • Grab the bull by the horns and run with it!
  • Hit the bull’s-eye and the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards
  • Marching to the beat of a dead horse
  • My hands are twisted
  • Slam dunk out of the park
  • This is awfully weak tea to hang your hat on.
  • Throwing the baby with the bathwater at us
  • Up a tree without a paddle
  • We could stand here and talk until the cows turn blue.
  • We’ll burn that bridge when we cross it