This is the idiom I mangled the worst and I did this at work too! I started to say this idiom but at the same time my brain was shouting, "Whoa! Stop! You don't know how this sentence ends!" And yet I stumbled forward and mumbled, "Oh, you beat me to the...uh...the um...time...frame? Yeah, not even close. And this was in a voice message so the recipient of this horrible message can replay it over and over again while laughing and mocking my stupidity.
This is a perfect example of how I keep forgetting idioms and yet as I'm talking my tongue is trying to let them slip out but my brain just isn't fast enough to stop it.
This idiom is weird anyways. Why would you want to beat me to the punch? Unless we're talking about fruit punch. With some chips and cookies.