Mixed Metaphors

I love a good mixed metaphor. Unfortunately I can’t really think of too many at the moment.

In this thread, eleanorigby came out smokin’ with:

“She’s dead meat in the water.” Love it. I’m using it.
My current personal favorite, and I do use it all the time mostly to see if the person I’m speaking to is paying attention:

“We don’t need to worry about that right now, so why don’t we just burn that bridge when we cross it.
Your favorite Mixed Metaphors?

Isn’t that kind of like closing elevator doors after the horse has flown the coop?

If the shoe fits, wear it on the other foot.

“Plain as the pikestaff on the end of your nose” my ex.

Six of one half a baker’s dozen or the other.

My neighbor used to profess being “pleased as pink punch”, all the while not realizing she’d mixed the punch a little herself.

My coworker today said she had a friend who told her to “take the bullet by the horns”.

It’s not rocket surgery.

I usually go with “We’ll cross that bridge when we find it”, not a mixed metaphor but a tribute to Duran Duran.

“the light at the end of the rainbow” - interviewee on an episode of Unsolved Mysteries

Mitch Benn has a few -> Between the Devil and a Hard Place

My father would talk of someone “featherbedding his own nest.” I carefully pointed out the correct terms and their different meanings, and he responded positively to the information. And continued to use the above phrase.:smack:

In Blood Bowl (a boardgame in which different fantasy races compete in football,) every kickoff you roll for a random event. Two events are Cheering Fans and Brilliant Coaches, which give one player a bonus. I have memorized the chart but can never remember which is which so I always call it Cheering Coaches or Brilliant Fans.

I have a friend who does this regularly. I think on purpose. I’ve called him on it a few times and he tells me that I’m the only one who has ever pointed it out.

His favorite is: Six of one, a dime a dozen.

Born with a silver foot in his mouth.

“If we hit that bull’s eye, the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards. Checkmate.”

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That’s a Pandora’s kettle of worms of another colour.

Close the barn door after the cat is out of the bag.

He who looks before he leaps is lost.

Hey, you’re preaching to the head of a pin.