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I’m treading on tortoise shells

It’s very tense here at the moment – I’m treading on tortoise shells.

From @_joejeffries thread.

A Mixed Idiom made up from

  1. Walk on eggshells, and
  2. A tortoise’s shell.

Source of this Mixed Idiom

A tip-off from @sayitwithsocial – social media consultant.

She pointed us to this brilliant twitter thread started by Joe Jeffries here:

My dad used to amuse himself in meetings by noting the mangled idioms of his management colleagues. Here’s some he found in his 1995 diary – verbatim and brilliant. #copywritersunite pic.twitter.com/NGhFmXxeYz— Joe Jeffries (@_joejeffries) January 12, 2018

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