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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #40 on: November 25, 2016, 09:08:33 PM »
Here you go Parrothead,
Back off like a crawfish.

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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #41 on: November 26, 2016, 03:27:33 AM »
I don't chew my tobacco twice. Meaning I don't repeat what I said.
I may be a "little tater" but I am hard to peal. Meaning I am good at fighting.
I live in the sticks. Meaning I live way off the main road.
I will be up with the chickens. Meaning to get up at first sun rise.
Them chicken's got heavy feathers this year. Meaning  we are gonna have a cold winter.
Her old man has big eyes. Meaning he is looking at other women.

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« Reply #42 on: November 26, 2016, 10:35:23 AM »
                             Gentleness & quietness is not weakness or cowardness
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« Reply #43 on: November 26, 2016, 08:17:03 PM »
Being a poor ole farm boy just after the depression my grandmother use to make what she
called "make-em-eat it".   It was when she took all the left overs and either mixed them together in a golosh or seasoned them up for with spices and ketchup and made sandwiches.  The last of the left overs.
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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #44 on: November 26, 2016, 09:06:44 PM »
If you are a Miss St. fan, right now you are in dog heaven.  A play on "you're in hog heaven".

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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #45 on: November 27, 2016, 12:57:58 AM »
Eating high on the hog. ;D

He is living like there is no tomorrow.

Remember God gave us 2 eyes,, 2 ears & 1 mouth for a reason.

Jesus is a Soul Man.

When walking in the garden don't sqush the squash with your feet.

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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #46 on: November 27, 2016, 03:05:49 PM »


                       Hitch your wagon to a star----Ralph Waldo Emerson

                                              I did

                        Works for me

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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #47 on: November 27, 2016, 08:15:37 PM »
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift from God, which is why we call it the present.
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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #48 on: November 27, 2016, 08:57:05 PM »
 My Dad's favorite was, "Show me your company and I will tell you what you are."  A version of , "birds of a feather, flock together."  He also likes to say, "Don't tell me,  show me." 

  The following goes back literally over 2500 years.  Romans often paid their soldiers in salt since it was valuable.  The Roman word for salt was "sal."   Hence the word "salary." 
 
  He is not worth his salt.  Meaning he was not good at his job.


  Ben Franklin said.  A stitch in time, saves nine.  As well as a penny saved is a penny earned.  My favorite was his reference to treason they were committing with the Declaration of Independence when he said, "we had better all hang together,  or surely we shall hang separately."   


My Grandfather was a champion rose breeder and he always said, "Never let the moon see you plant a rose."  Excellent information BTW.


  One day when my dad was about 10 years old he was walking around at a home site where my Grandfather was building a house.  My dad was staring at the ground while walking around.  A friend of my Grandfather's was there and asked my Grandfather what was my dad looking for,  My Grandfather said,  "He's looking for the man that created work.  IF he catches him he is going to kill him."    He often said that when he thought you were slacking.


  The origins of some popular sayings are amazing.
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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #49 on: November 27, 2016, 09:27:20 PM »
Tbird, not worth the salt is an expression my Dad used, I have often used it my self, I think I used the term about myself in a horse story I told about riding a high strung horse one Sunday afternoon. My thanks to you because to me it was just a saying, I understood the meaning but not the origin.

                                ALLS WELL THAT ENDS WELL-----William Shakespeare

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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #50 on: November 28, 2016, 02:40:40 PM »

          a couple of Cole Porter  songs that Jewel soloed one time and for a long time used the titles.

                                   Live and Let Live

                                    Anything Goes               
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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #51 on: November 30, 2016, 12:47:05 AM »
If I knew you were coming ,  I'd baked  a cake.

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

Itís time all dogs were dead.
Ainít you glad youíre a pup?

If you don't cool it, me & you are going to Fist City.

You said your piece, now I will say mine.

He is two sheets in the wind.

He is on a wing and a prayer.

Close the boot . (close the car trunk lid)

Cut that spigot off.

I wouldn't give two hoots and a holler  for boiled eggs.

Well, Sizzy Lou, how's your fat?


Y'all stay the night.
We got no extra beds, but Iím sure we can find a nail to hang you on.

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« Reply #52 on: December 01, 2016, 02:33:59 PM »
I've head many of those-an this:
Like a cow pissin on a flat rock (it's raining hard)
Colder than a witches t.. on a brass rail
Colder than a well digger's A
Watch where you're going, not where you've been

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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #53 on: December 01, 2016, 05:18:00 PM »
Pissing like a race horse.

Drunk as a skunk.

Three sheets in the wind.

Stink the high heaven.

Stubborn as a mule.

All of which I have been accused of at some time.

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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #54 on: December 02, 2016, 09:18:21 AM »
a few more of my favorite business quotes by---Laurence Peter

                            when in doubt or danger , run in circles , scream & shout

                             lead follow or get out of the way

                               every one rises to their level of incompetence
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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #55 on: December 02, 2016, 11:42:28 AM »
Pigs get fed, hogs get killed.
Try and you might, don't and you won't.

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« Reply #56 on: December 02, 2016, 01:15:08 PM »


                                     In a pigs eye

                                     grab a root & growl
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« Reply #57 on: December 02, 2016, 06:48:32 PM »
Judge today not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you sow - Robert Louis Stevenson
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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #58 on: December 02, 2016, 09:11:50 PM »
If you lay with dogs you get fleas- meaning hanging around with bad company will rub off on you .
One I still say from the Bible : the hand writing s on the wall .                 judy
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« Reply #59 on: December 03, 2016, 12:38:35 AM »
If you see it you can manifest it.
When all the likely options have been eliminated, the unlikely becomes the most obvious.
Only a fool seeks peace by inciting violence.
Life rarely ends the way we thought.
No matter how good you are at bluffing, eventually you have to lay your cards on the table.
It is a capital mistake to theorize before you have all the evidence. Sherlock Holmes
Trust not he who has broken faith. Shakespeare
Scars dictate where we have been , not where we are going or who we are.
I read this in an ad by a farmer selling his tractor: She might look rough but hit the right button and she'll fire up faster than a red head
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