Not the Brightest Match in the Box

What does this mean? That the speaker tripped over a Freudian slip or just mixed metaphors? The brightest match in the box is the one about to burn out. Or if it\’s still the box, light the whole box on fire. Or maybe the speaker is not the one about to burn out. Good, even if they are not entirely happy about it. Or we\’re all about go up in smoke with the hotshot. Or the bright one has lit us all on fire!

What\’s is all mean? Maybe it\’s a written Rorschach inkblot test? We project our own fantasies and anxieties on it and someone interprets it. So it\’s something for our inner work toolbox. Or just a manged metaphor to toss. It\’s what we make of it.

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