At least it's not all going his way as his new partner Luke pulls the rug
from under him at Underworld.
A forthcoming book from Harvard, edited by Farshid Moussavi of Foreign Office Architects and showing the work of her students on this topic, is titled The Function of Ornament; this dextrous phrase neatly pulls the rug
from the proposition that artistic or architectural embellishment, whether integral or applied, is in opposition to the 'functional tradition' so beloved of Modernists and their successors.
It is this sense of openness that we want to cultivate, so when life pulls the rug
from under us we don't have to feel like a rock sinking to the bottom of the ocean.
If the state pulls the rug
from under us, we will be facing a whole new ballgame.
That is, unless the government pulls the rug
out from under you.