Here it is....the entire kettle of fish in a nutshell for ya...Oh...wait...I mean.....Errrrr.
Have you ever noticed that when purportedly intelligent folks either make serious grammatical errors in an e-mail with a "there, their, or they're"? I've noticed these same folks dole out the always popular mixed metaphors as of late. It's my humble opinion that people with degrees shouldn't be doing this.
*Quick refresher: A mixed metaphor is a combination of figures of speech that creates an incongruous or absurd image: "He's out of the frying pan and into hot water." "The sacred cows have come home to roost." "His victory is a springboard to rekindle his campaign." As these examples demonstrate, the colliding tropes are often idiomatic expressions or cliches.
A few shining examples:
"Don't burn your bridges till you come to them"
"Ya'all gotta take that like a grain of sand". Huh?
"We operate close to the bone by the skin of our teeth."
Do you have any examples?
I hope this doesn't add too much fuel to the oven and drop the Thanksgiving turkey and that you appreciate the inane humor life offers you at times.