Goldwynism

/gohld"wi niz'euhm/, n.
a phrase or statement involving a humorous and supposedly unintentional misuse of idiom, as "Keep a stiff upper chin," esp. such a statement attributed to Samuel Goldwyn, as "Include me out."
[1935-40; GOLDWYN + -ISM]

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