Kneeling, begging and turning

Spotted this in a BBC News story on the Detroit Auto Show:

The slump brought the "Big Three" to their knees, begging bowls in hand, as they turned to the government for help.

Not a mixed metaphor as such, but kneeling and turning together sounds like a difficult operation. Holding the begging bowl can't help either...

1 comment:

Chris Frumplington said...

Since nobody's going to it this year, they'll have to rename it the Detroit Auto No-Show. By the way, do you reckon the 'Big Three' (soon to become the 'Little Three') are using an upturned hubcap as their begging bowls? It would seem kind of appropriate really.