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Phrases, Sayings & Idioms

I want to bring together is a list of phrases,sayings & idioms. Like "The whole nine yards" or "Three sheets to the wind" These things pop up and I want to identify them and list them in a comprehensive database. If you have a favorite saying you would like to know the origin of or if you know the origin of a saying that you would like me to include leave a comment here.


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Walt said...

Not exactly what I'm looking for but thanks for the input.

Anonymous said...

like a duck on a june bug.

Nathan Tabor said...

As far as conservatives, State Sen. Fred Smith is "the real deal."

Anonymous said...

"Like a sick kitten on a hot brick." - A threat for immediate action (primarily by my father). "If you don't straighten up, I am going to be on you like a sick kitten on a hot brick."

Anonymous said...

It's raining like who tied a pup

Anonymous said...

stay the course
slam dunk
pay the man, shirley
how 'bout dem Cowboys
bees knees
doo whop
hows tricks
the best and brightest
smoke and mirrors
shock and awe


it's raining so hard it's like a cow pissin on a flat rock

it's as cold as a well digger's ass in the klondike

it's as cold as a witches tit

Anonymous said...

As nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs.

Origin unknown.

Anonymous said...

Old age and treachery beats youth and skill any day

Anonymous said...

At work, upon sighting someone with a smile, you could conclude one of two things: Either they don't understand the problem, or, they just found a new job

Anonymous said...

these ones

Quintessentailly British, I believe.

Anonymous said...

When you and a friend are out hiking and encounter and angry bear, remember one thing: You don't have to outrun the bear. Just your friend.

Anonymous said...



Donald Wolfe said...

tI would kill myself today, but I couldn't stand not knowing what could screw up tomorrow.

Donald Wolfemmxfxh said...

Life is a shit sandwich. You have to eat some shit to get the bread.

Wolfe said...

Having low expectations allows for fewer disappointments.

vivo said...

when hungry:

i'd eat the leg off the lamb of god,
i'd eat the leg off a low flying duck,

"bringing home the bacon" from the 1500's, and "chewing the fat" (when the man brought home the bacon, he'd hang it up in the centre of the house and when his friends called round, they'd sit around and chew the fat, literally!)

when someone's got a sour face:
like a pitbull chewing a wasp
like a pitbull lickin piss off a nettle

as sick as a small hospital

when someone's mean with money:
as tight as a nuns knickers
long pockets, short arms

as full as a coot

as nice as pie

hotter than hell

as sweet as a nut

as cool as a cucumber

as odd as two left feet

Anonymous said...

Live your life the way you want it. Not the way everyone else wants you to. You are who you are. :)

Anonymous said...

My dad was a teacher. When a kid dropped the Sh.. bomb he would politely say, "The things that come out of your mouth, I wouldn't hold in my hand..."