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Old Sayings and Quips From our past

Started by RAMMEL, March 31, 2016, 12:30:14 am

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RAMMEL

726 - Between a rock and a hard place.
727 - Butter Someone Up
728 - The short end of the stick
729 - You want your bread buttered on both sides.
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

          THIMK

Kelly


Kelly

Hi Rammel
Alive and Kicking

Being definitely alive; lively and active.

The saying  'alive and kicking' was coined in the late 18th/early 19th century and is still widely used


kelly

Kelly

Hi Rammel
Excuse my French


Usually said if a swear word was used, meaning  'please forgive my swearing.

I looked to see if I could find where it came from. It says:

A coy phrase used when someone who has used a swear-word attempts to pass it off as French. The coyness comes from the fact the both the speaker and listener are of course both well aware the swear-word is indeed English.

Kelly

RAMMEL

730 - Alive and Kicking
731 - Excuse my French
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

          THIMK

Kelly

Hi Rammel
Thanks!

Time to retire I think!

Kelly

so_P_bubble


so_P_bubble

It is the squeaky wheel that gets the grease

History repeats itself

Kelly

Hi Rammel
Slap up Meal


A large meal of good proportions. It originates from the time of Charles Dickens.  And used in His 'sketches from Boz'

Kelly 


JaneS

I often...

Burn the candle at both ends.

And my father said that I used to...

play both ends against the middle.  (I think it's another way of saying I knew how to get what I wanted.)

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JaneS

My grandmother said of someone...

She doesn't have all her buttons.  (Meaning she was a bit crazy)

We also said that someone who is a little crazy was "Off her rocker".

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Kelly

Hi Rammel
People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.

In other words, don't criticise other people if you're not perfect yourself.

kelly

Kelly

Hi Rammel
Under the thumb

It explains it as: It means completely under someone's control.

And
Being 'under one's thumb' is just a figurative expression that alludes to being completely under another's control. The allusion was to a protagonist so powerful and a victim so insignificant that even the former's thumb was strong enough to control them.

kelly

RAMMEL

Y'all been busy today  :thumbup:

732 - out of the blue
733 - the squeaky wheel gets the grease
734 - History repeats itself
735 - Slap up Meal
736 - Burn the candle at both ends.
737 - play both ends against the middle.
738 - She doesn't have all her buttons.
739 - "Off her rocker".
740 - People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.
741 - Under the thumb
742 - It's a rule of thumb
743 - A gully washer
744 - Closing the door after the horses/cows got out.
745 - You can't hold a candle to _____


"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

          THIMK

Kelly


so_P_bubble

I have a great saying for today but that discussion has not been opened yet :(

We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.
-Maya Angelou, poet (b. 4 Apr 1928)

so_P_bubble

Fair exchange is no robbery

No holds barred

JaneS

How about...

Up for grabs.  Meaning it's anyone's opportunity

or....Pie in the sky!  I think it means...impossible

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RAMMEL

746 - Fair exchange is no robbery
747 - No holds barred
748 - Up for grabs.
749 - Pie in the sky
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

          THIMK

JaneS

How about...

stretching the truth
blind as a bat
mad as a wet hen

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Kelly

Hi Rammel
Joined at the Hip

Inextricably linked, inseparable.

It is a saying I have used and it is used in the UK as well.

Kelly


RAMMEL

Kelly - Well used here also.

750 - Joined at the hip.
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

          THIMK

Kelly


JaneS

Quote from: JaneS on April 04, 2016, 06:50:44 pm
How about...

stretching the truth
blind as a bat
mad as a wet hen


I guess you already had these?

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JaneS

Here's one I first heard from a teacher in elementary school

...In one ear and out the other!

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RAMMEL

JaneS - Sorry I missed those earlier

750 - Hook, line, and sinker
751 - stretching the truth
752 - blind as a bat
753 - In one ear and out the other

#141mad as a wet hen
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

          THIMK

so_P_bubble

Rammel, I put 750a - Hook, line, and sinker for this one, unless you want to put it as 754?
Please advise, so we keep the same list

JaneS

How about...

...between a rock and a hard place.

or....three sheets to the wind (meaning very drunk)

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so_P_bubble

Jane these are in 726 and 666 - we have them!

JaneS

I suspected as much so how about the one I just used to Rammel over in the SS

Making a silk purse out of a sow's ear?

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