A warning shot in the dark.
November 27, 2002 9:41 AM Subscribe
A warning shot in the dark:
For connoisseurs of clever turns of phrase: The phrase "a warning shot in the dark" popped out at me from a Google News preview panel as being a mixed metaphor. Indeed, a Google search
reveals that the phrase has never before been used on the entire Web
, which is rather amazing. Delving into the story, it appears by paragraph three that the mixed metaphors are appropriate, in this case.
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