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You are far too self-defecating

Less of a mixed idiom, and more of a funny mistake. Something that us British are always guilty of is self-deprecation. Self-defecation is another thing entirely.

Made up of

  1. Self-deprecating, and
  2. Defecation.

Source of this messed up phrase

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

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