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Mixed-up Metaphors

Friday, June 01, 2012

English professors love to catch the errors students make in their term papers, and they love nothing better than to catch mixed metaphors. The "friends and survivors" of Calvin College English department collected this list of mixed metaphors and posted them on their web site:

"He swept the rug under the carpet."
"She's burning the midnight oil at both ends."
"It was so cold last night I had to throw another blanket on the fire."
"It's time to step up to the plate and cut the mustard."
"She's robbing Peter to pay the piper."
"He's up a tree without a paddle."
"Beware my are skating on hot water."
"Keep your ear to the grindstone."
"Sometimes you've gotta stick your neck out on a limb."
"Some people sail through life on a bed of roses like a knife slicing through butter."

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LONGLIGHT 6/1/2012 8:30AM

    Those made me smile, especially the skating on hot water one. Thanks for that.

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BEARGODDESS 6/1/2012 12:54AM

    I may be sticking my neck out on a limb here........but that was funny! emoticon

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