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Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« on: November 19, 2016, 08:43:50 PM »
Do you have any old sayings/clichés you would share with us?

Its easy as pie.

Light as a feather.

Better safe than sorry.

That grass is as thick as the hair on a dogs back.

That is a tough roe to hoe.

All in a days work.

Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

American as apple pie.

Between a rock and a hard place.

Later Tater.

See you later Alligator.


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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2016, 09:59:49 PM »
Mr Horse ,  My Mama always had an expression she used. "He's a ring tailed tooter"  .... I knew it was not a complimentary term, but I asked my Aunt what the meaning was and she said it was in reference to someone who would" try to get away with anything they could".

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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2016, 11:27:33 PM »
Ms Judy that is a good one.

We meet a lot of "ring tail tooters" in our live time. ;D

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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2016, 07:07:58 AM »
I remember my Irish side Grandparents using these terms

blue john---skim milk
blinky---milk going bad
gin whistle---pay you with the first bale---Granpa was a building contractor--I remember him saying "I had to let him have gin whistle terms"
cat fur to make kitten britches--none of your business---I've been told that when I was asking too many questions.
float---I remember Granpa saying "that man ain"t nothing but a float"
madder'n  a old wet hen---I remember Granma saying that
 
          my Granpa had a pretty good temper
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2016, 08:07:52 AM »
one more that my Mother used a lot

if that don't beat a hen a pecking
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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2016, 10:48:40 AM »
Don't let the door hit ya where the Good Lord split ya.

Be quiet or I will give you something to cry for.

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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2016, 05:20:56 PM »
Long way from the Lip to the Hip ><  a lot of Talk, Not much Action

More than one way to skin a cat >< more that one way to get something done

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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2016, 11:47:06 PM »


That ground is hard as a rock.

He's feeling his oats.

He's pushing up the daisies.

He's sowing his wild oats.

If it ain't broke don't fix it.   

If it's not one thing it's another.

All the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of yesterday.

All things grow with love.

Ants in his pants.

Bloom where you are planted.

Cares melt when you kneel in the garden.


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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2016, 06:27:19 AM »
                               
                                        still water runs deep

Jewel told her very obnoxious cousin that about me one time

                                            you're about to jump in way over your head
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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2016, 08:09:08 AM »
Drime...
just because you can tell me the physical properties of your shoe laces doesn't mean you have the common sense to tie them...

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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2016, 09:21:56 AM »

                              hogwash
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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2016, 09:35:02 AM »
waste not, want not

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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2016, 09:59:50 AM »
Dryer than a popcorn fart     
My dad used that often. 
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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2016, 12:28:25 PM »
pantywaist--I was called that by obnoxious cousin
narrow between the eyes--- Jewel's Dad describing the cousin

me the pantywaist just got in my truck to leave--my girl got in beside me, I'm going with you
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« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2016, 05:16:37 PM »
My Mom used to say these.

No use to cry over spilt milk.
Too lazy to swat a fly or scratch an itch
Too much sugar for a dime (used when somebody was trying to cozy up because they wanted something)

My Dad used to say somebody didn't "tick regular" when he judged them to have mental issues.



Try and you might, don't and you won't.

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« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2016, 09:24:35 PM »
my business favorites


               Nitty--Gritty
               The whole nine yards
                Know your nut---this has always been number one
                crying towel
                get on the stick
I've used these sayings
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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2016, 09:48:51 PM »
Tutti  your post as your dad's saying regarding mental issues reminded me of 2 sayings I have heard all my life.

       His cornbread is not done.
       His elevator doesn't go all the way to the top.

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen meaning if you can't do the job then just get out of the way and let someone else do it.

You can dish it out but you can't take it.      Someone who pulls jokes and pranks on other people but can't stand to have pranks and jokes pulled on them.

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« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2016, 10:03:49 PM »
Well.....  I hate to  post it  and  it may be a little crude.. talking about someone short a few marbles or with out talent - "they couldn't pour **** out of a boot"  ...  This statement got the meaning across.

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« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2016, 10:10:08 PM »
Slippery as goose grease.

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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2016, 10:50:46 PM »
Ya'll are gonna run out of those old sayings soon, there's only so many.

If he had brains, he'd be dangerous

One of my favorites from Lizard Lick towing is, If brains were gasoline, you wouldn't have enough to run an ant's go-kart around the inside of a donut

And a few others from famous people

Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.

The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.

Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?

You wanna get the truth out of me, get me hammered.

I had the right to remain silent... but I didn't have the ability.

Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'

Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.

Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly, and for the same reason.

OK, I'm done for now. ;D ;D ;D