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ry commented on the word drain the swamp when up to one's neck in alligators
abounding counterintuitivity. However the wiktionary entry talk page reveals that a common rendering of the usual phrase is "when you're up to your neck in alligators, it's easy to forget that the initial objective was to drain the swamp" which makes more sense...but is a butterfingered and lumbering idiom in any case
January 14, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the word drain the swamp when up to one's neck in alligators
"‘drain the swamp when up to one's neck in alligators’ has been looked up 120 times, and is not a valid Scrabble word."