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Throw a spaniel in the works

Oh – they’ve ruined our plans again. They really know how to throw a spaniel in the works.

A mix up of

  1. Throw a spanner in the works, and
  2. A Spaniel.

You can see more “Throw a spanner”-related mixed idioms here.

Source of this diamond in the rust:

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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