In the May 1980 Kickshaws, Charles Bostick introduced a variety of wordplay called Ravenisms in which one mixes cliches like mad as a wet hatter (mad as a wet hen, mad as a hatter) don't burn your bridges at both ends (don't burn your bridges behind you, don't burn the candle at both ends) put one's oar in the ring (put in one's oar, throw one's hat in the ring).
Meyers, Leroy F.
Word Ways: Vol. 14
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol14/iss4/4