Goldwynism

[ gohld-wi-niz-uhm ]
/ ˈgoʊld wɪˌnɪz əm /

noun

a phrase or statement involving a humorous and supposedly unintentional misuse of idiom, as “Keep a stiff upper chin,” especially such a statement attributed to Samuel Goldwyn, as “Include me out.”

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Origin of Goldwynism

First recorded in 1935–40; Goldwyn + -ism
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