While watching “Hardball” last night the cliche speedometer on the idiomatic phrase “Under the Bus” officially hit 5 million so I feel I can no longer use the phrase in good conscious due to the sheer laziness surrounding its overuse.
But I need something to describe that “throw ___ under the bus” feeling so, what euphemism can I start using in it’s place?
Any ideas? I’m going to toss out a few at random. Please feel free to add yours. Which ever is the coolest I will start using. If you find me typing “under the bus” instead of our new catchphrase, please let me know that I’ve fallen off the hackneyed wagon.
Replacements for “Under the Bus,” por ejemplo:
A) Into the wood chipper (a nod to “Fargo“)
B) Off the monorail (a nod to an episode of “The Simpsons“)
C) Into the meat-grinder
D) Shot in the face
F) Put the mace to the face
G) Belichicked (I was trying to think of sports analogies, this doesn’t work but maybe someone thinks differently)
H) Into the rudder
I) Into the turbine
J) Pulled a Drive-by
K) Shoved into the Subway
L) Pushed onto the tracks
N) “went all Steve Seagal”
Anyone got anything better? It’s got to be better than “under the bus” otherwise I’ll backslide and go back to using it again, and I don’t want to be lazy like that Chris Matthews.