A spokesman for the UK's Department of Food and Rural Affairs seems to be indicating that either DEFRA, the UK population or the whole of humanity are due to say goodbye to planet earth in 2043.
A Defra spokesman said: “We are committed through our 25-year environment plan to eliminating avoidable plastic altogether by the end of 2042 so we leave our planet in a better state than we found it.
Is there a word (or phrase) for using a familiar idiom (such as 'leave it as you find it') in such a way that it is ridiculous ?
Sample sentence :
_______ is the misuse of an idiom which leads to a ridiculous statement.