Blending, malaphor, or what? ("iron on")
JMB at STRADLEY.COM
Tue Aug 10 15:04:23 UTC 2004
It's also affected by "iron-on," an applique attached by heat and pressure. To "iron on the details" suggests that the details will be added later in an overlay, as opposed to "iron out," which suggests they are already there but will be sorted out later.
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Subject: Re: Blending, malaphor, or what? ("iron on")
"iron on (the details)" is clearly a blend:
"iron out" and "work on"
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