"Just have to keep riding the golden cow."
We both know she meant this as a metaphor for something, but this was as twisted a metaphor as I ever heard. We laughed all the way home as I tried to dissect her meaning.
Was it something to do with a golden calf? Was it riding a winning horse? Did it have something to do with a golden goose? Not a clue.
I wouldn't let it rest. Call it one of the hazards of living with a writer.
So if you could help us decipher this mixed metaphor it would be greatly appreciated. Also if you have some examples of twisted metaphors of your own, please share.
But by all means, keep riding that golden cow.