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It’s a vicious triangle

You start that, and you won’t be able to stop; it’s a vicious triangle.

A mixed idiom made up of

  1. A vicious circle, and
  2. The Bermuda Triangle, or perhaps even
  3. A love triangle / eternal triangle.

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— Joe Jeffries (@_joejeffries) January 12, 2018

Joe Jeffries
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