Some Pericombobulations

Here are some examples of pericombobulation:

  • They’re selling like wild cakes
  • It ain’t rocket surgery
  • He marches to a different kettle of fish
  • Up a gum tree without a paddle

And some other mangled metaphores, mixed-up maxims and idiotic idioms:

  • A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on
  • If your parents never had children, chances are you won’t, either
  • If you’re killed, you’ve lost a very important part of your life
  • Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever
  • Even Napoleon had his Watergate
  • He’s sitting on the fence with both ears to the ground, which is a most uncomfortable position for him to be in
  • The plan was simple, like my brother. But unlike my brother, this plan just might work
  • Idle hands are a terrible thing to waste
  • Cool as hell
  • It won’t be just another walk in the cake.
  • I can read a batter like the back of my book.
  • You don’t want to walk back to the dugout with your head between your legs
  • I’m tired of following behind the rest of the industry. We need to jump out in front of the bandwagon
  • Did you ever have one of those days where everything is going along fine, and then someone throws a monkey at you?
  • Don’t count your chickens before the cows come home
  • That’s the icing on the camel’s back
  • Out of the pot and into the kettle
  • That took the thunder out of his sails
  • Still green behind the ears
  • We threw our dice into the ring and turned up trumps
  • Celtic manager Davie Hay still has a fresh pair of legs up his sleeve
  • It was that game that put the Everton ship back on the road
  • Being naturally right-footed he doesn’t often chance his arm with his left foot
  • What I said to them at half time would be unprintable on the radio
  • We’ll burn that bridge when we get to it
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