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When someone says..Hellooooo..As in..Anybody home ?..There is a place I go to for lunch once a week.When its your turn they immediately want your order.If you are looking up at the big board menu behind them when its your turn this one woman never fails .she says HHEELLLOOO.. really exagerated as if you are a dummy. I want to suplex her..But the food is just too good to not go :D

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everybody at work is always saying "at the end of the day ..." which i didn't mind at first, but now it gets under my skin. they use it to set up their main point, such as "hey people, at the end of the day, we are all about profit" or some gem like that. makes them seem like big thinkers. usually, as soon as i hear "at the end of the day" i know some bland platitude is about to follow ...

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everybody at work is always saying "at the end of the day ..." which i didn't mind at first, but now it gets under my skin. they use it to set up their main point, such as "hey people, at the end of the day, we are all about profit" or some gem like that. makes them seem like big thinkers. usually, as soon as i hear "at the end of the day" i know some bland platitude is about to follow ...

 

 

 

But Tone..At the end of the day we are all just squirrels trying to get a nut.

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"going forward." i used to have to listen to companies' quarterly earnings conference calls, and each person on the calls must have said this 20 times. i think it has seeped into other usage, too. "our outlook going forward ..."

 

a friend and i were walking down the street when we heard some tool on his cell phone say, "ok, blow me up on my cell."

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Just to name a few....

 

..but my intention was good

______ to beat the band

a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

a bitter pill

a blast from the past

a bull in a china shop

a chain is only as strong as its weakest link

a cheap knock off

a chill in my bones

a chip off the old block

a closed mouth gathers no feet

a cult of personality

a diamond in the rough

a dime a dozen

a face only a mother could love

a faint heart never a true love knows

a far cry

a feather in his cap

a few fries short of a happy meal

a few sandwiches short of a picnic

a fool and his money are soon parted

a friend in need, is a friend indeed

a frog in my throat

a good beginning makes a good ending

a good man is hard to find

a good rule of thumb

a hair of the dog that bit you

a half-baked idea

a happy camper.

a horse of a different color

a jack of all trades and a master of none

a journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step

a leopard doesn't change its spots

a little of this, a little of that

a little yeast works through the whole batch of dough

a long ways away

a lot of empty flattery

a man for all season's

a man's home is his castle

a mexican standoff

a mile a minute

a mind is a terrible thing to waste

a necessary evil

a new do

a new lease on life

a penny saved is a penny earned

a picture's worth a thousand words

a pink elephant

a real gulley washer

a rolling stone gathers no moss

a rose by any other name would smell as sweet

a rose is a rose is a rose

a shoestring budget

a shot in the dark

a shotgun wedding

a sight for sore eyes

a snail's pace

a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down

a stitch in time saves nine

a stone's throw away

a sweet deal

a taste of his own medicine

a thorn in my side

a watched pot never boils.

a white elephant gift

a winning combination

a word to the wise

ablaze with light

absence makes the heart grow fonder

ace in the hole

ace up his sleeve

actions speak louder than words

After the rain comes a rainbow

Ah, to be young and foolish...

ain't just whistlin' Dixie

ain't that the pot calling the kettle black

airing your dirty laundry

all bets are off

all dressed up and nowhere to go

all eyes/ears

all for one, and one for all

All good things come to those that wait

all in a day's work

All is fair in love and war

all is vanity

all paled in comparison

all roads lead to Rome

all talk and no action

all that glitters is not gold.

all the world's a stage

all thumbs

all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

all's fair in love and war

all's well that ends well

ALMIGHTY DOLLAR

already got one paw on the chicken coop

alrighty, then!

altitude is determined by attitude

always a bridesmaid, never a bride

always a day late and a dollar short

always look on the bright side

am I my brother's keeper?

AMBULANCE CHASER

an apple a day keeps the doctor away.

an earful

an eye for an eye. a tooth for a tooth

an oldie, but a goodie

an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

and we're not just whistling dixie

and you can take that to the bank

another face in the crowd

ants in his pants

Any friend of _________'s is a friend of mine.

apple of my eye

APPLE-PIE ORDER

ARM AND A LEG

ARMCHAIR QUARTERBACK

armed to the teeth

armed with a search warrant

ARMY BRAT

ART IMITATES LIFE

ARTSY-CRAFTSY

as [fill in the blank] as the day is long

as beautiful as the day is long

as far as the eye can see

as fast as lightning

as honest as the day is long

As if!

AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT

as many chins as a Chinese phone book

as plain as the nose on your face

as slow as molasses

as the crow flies

as welcome as a skunk at a lawn party

ask & you shall receive

ask me no questions and I'll tell you no lies

ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country

at a loss for words

at breakneck speed

At least I do not have to count with someone else

At least it was a very interesting experience

AT LOGGERHEADS

at the crack of dawn

at the drop of a hat/dime

at the end of the pecking order

at the stroke of midnight

ate like a pig

avoid it like the plague

aw, prairie candied yams

Aww, wakawaka me!

back in a sec

back in the saddle

back to the drawing board/square one

back to the salt mines

BADGE OF HONOR

bags all packed and ready to go

BALLPARK FIGURE

banding together to beat the odds

banging your head against a brick wall

barge right in

barking up the wrong tree

BAT OUT OF HELL

bat the idea around

batten down the hatches, lower the boom, raise the misenmast: full speed ahead!!

BATTLE ROYAL

battle with cancer

Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home

be there or be square

BEAT AROUND THE BUSH

beating a dead horse

beauty is a fading flower

Beauty is a matter of taste

beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Beauty is only a lightswitch away

beauty is only skin deep

bee in her bonnet

been around the block a few times

been there, done that

been there, seen it, done that

beggars can't be choosers

behind closed doors

Behind the clouds, the sun is shining

BEHIND THE EIGHT BALL

being led down the garden path

BEST FOOT FORWARD

Better afraid than blind to my fears

Better feeling pain than feeling nothing at all

BETTER HALF

better late than never

BETTER MOUSETRAP

better safe than sorry

better than ever

Better the devil you know than the devil you don't.

better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all

better to remain silent and be thought a fool that to speak and remove all doubt

betting the farm

between the devil and the deep blue sea

BEYOND THE PALE

BIB AND TUCKER

bid farewell

big as [name of state/country/city/etc]

big as a house

big as a mountain

big as life

big brother is watching

bill the cat

BIRDS AND THE BEES

birds of a feather flock together

bit off more than you could chew

bite me

bite the bullet

bite the dust

bite your lip.

bite your tongue.

BITTER DISAPPOINTMENT

black as coal

black as night

black as pitch

black as sin

black as soot

black as tar

blaze a new trail

BLEEDING HEART

blind as a bat

blood brothers

blood is thicker then water

bloom where you're planted

blowing a gale

blowing up a storm

blown away

blue in the face

blue monday

blueprint for growth

blunt words have the sharpest edge

BLUSHING BRIDE

boats)

bone-white

BOOZE AND BROADS

bored to tears

BORN AND RAISED

born with a silver spoon in his mouth

bottom line

bottoms up

boy howdy

boys will be boys

brand spankin' new

BRASS TACKS

break a leg

brewing up a storm

bright as day

bright as the sun

bring home the bacon

buckle down

buckle under

build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door

built like a brick outhouse

built like a brick candied yamshouse

built like a tank

built like a truck

built to last

BULL BY THE HORNS

BULL IN A CHINA SHOP

bummer

BUMP IN THE NIGHT

burning rubber

burning up

burning up the track

burning with desire

bury the hatchet

bury your head in the sand

busier than a long snake in the mall parking lot.

-bust your chops

busting a gut

busy as a bear in a beehive

busy as a bee

busy as a one-armed paperhanger

busy as a one-legged man in an ass kickin' contest

busy hands are happy hands

But enough about me ...

BUT SERIOUSLY

butter him up

butterflies in his stomach

buy the farm

by all means, after you

BY AND LARGE

called his/her bluff

calls it quits

CALM BEFORE THE STORM

came out of thin air

Came to the conclusion of his travelling thoughts!

CANDLE AT BOTH ENDS

can't (won't) get to first base with her.

can't beat that with a stick

can't blame him for trying

can't cut it

can't for the life of me remember

can't put my finger on it

can't say, not knowing

cant say's I would

-can't see the forest for the trees

can't tell his ass from a hole in the ground

can't win for losing

carnival atmosphere

carpe diem (seize the day)

carrot on a stick

case in point

CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY

cat got your tounge?

CAT OUT OF THE BAG

catch as catch can

catch hell if I do, catch hell if I don't

catching some ZZZ's

cat-like grace

caught between a rock and a hard place

caught between Scylla and Charybdis

caught in the crossfire

caught me off guard

caught my eye

caught red-handed

CAUGHT RED-HANDED

caught with his hands in the till

caught with his pants down

C'est la vie

champagne taste on a beer salary

changed his/her life forever

charred rubble (which someone is often sifting or combing through in search of clues)

cheat/fool me once, shame on you. Cheat/fool me twice, shame on me!

check it out

CHECKERED CAREER

check's in the mail

Cheer up, it's not the end of the world

-chew you a new geezer

CHICKENS COME HOME TO ROOST

children should be seen and not heard

chip off the old block

chip on his/her shoulder

choked with emotion

clam up

clash of the titans

cleaned me out

cleanliness is next to Godliness

clear as crystal

clear as day

clear as mud

clear as water

close but no cigar

close enough for government work

close enough for jazz

close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.

close, but no cigar.

close, but no cigar.

closing the barn door after the horse has bolted

closure

cloudless sky

coal black

cold as blue blazes

cold as ice

cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey

cold feet

cold hands, warm heart

COLD SHOULDER

colder than a well digger's ass

colder than a witches tit in a brass bra

colder than a witch's tit

come a'callin

come again?

come hell or high water

come up short

coming apart at the seams

coming out of the closet

COMMUNIST CONSPIRACY

comparing apples to oranges

concerned residents

CONNIPTION FIT

contemplate my navel

cool as a cucumber

cool your jets.

cope/deal with grief (``Counselors will be on hand to help students ...'')

correct me if I'm wrong

COULDN'T CARE LESS

couldn't do it to save his (soul,hide)

COULDN'T GET TO FIRST BASE

couldn't make heads or tails of it

count your blessings

COUNTLESS HOURS

crammed in like sardines

crazy/mad as a march hare

CREATURE COMFORT

creme de la creme

CRIME IN THE STREET

crisis proportions

crisis situation

crossed my mind

crossing the Rubbikon

cruisin' for a bruisin'

cry me a river

cry uncle

crying crocodile tears

curiosity killed the cat

CURRY FAVOR CUT A FINE FIGURE

curse a blue streak

CUT AND DRIED

cut off your nose to spite your face

cut the cheese

cut the mustard

cut to the chase

CUT TO THE QUICK

cute as a button

CUTE AS A BUTTON

cutting through all the red tape

damned if you do, damned if you don't

dance with the devil

dare to be different

dark as night

DARKEST BEFORE THE DAWN

darting to and fro

dat dawg don't hunt no more

dead as a doorknob

dead as a doornail

DEATH AND DESTRUCTION

DEATH AND TAXES

Death is a gateway that leads to new life

Death is just a part of life... the last part

DEATH'S DOORSTEP

deep in thought

densely wooded area

digging a hole for yourself

digging his/her own grave

DIM VIEW

dire straits

dirt poor/filthy rich

disappeared in/with/like a puff of smoke

disappeared into thin air

disappeared off the face of the Earth

distance makes the heart grow fonder

do I look like I was born yesterday?

do the wild mambo

do the wild thing

docile as a lamb

does a bear candied yams in the woods?

does a chicken have lips?"

does the Pope wear a funny hat?

doesn't know if she's washing or hanging out

doesn't know the difference between candied yams and applebutter

DOG DAYS

DOG IN THE MANGER

dog tired

dog will hunt

doggone

doing a slow burn

doing something (ie. shooting ducks) left and right

Doing stupid things is my way of making my life interesting

doing the horizontal bop

done up like a Christmas tree

don't air your dirty linens in public

don't be a party pooper

don't be a stick in the mud

don't be such a big girl's blouse (English)

don't bite of more than you can chew

don't bite the hand that feeds you

don't burn your bridges

don't call us, we'll call you

don't change horses in midstream

don't count your chickens before they're hatched

don't do anything *I* wouldn't do

don't fire 'til you see the whites of their eyes

don't fly off the handle

don't get your knickers in a twist / Panties in a wad/ bunch / bundle

don't get your panties (shorts) in a bunch

don't go there

don't guild the lilly

don't have a cow

don't have a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out

don't hold your breath

don't jump to conclusions

don't know candied yams from shinola

don't let the bed bugs bite

don't look a gift horse in the mouth

don't look back

don't make a mountain out of a molehill

don't make me do something I'll regret

don't paint the devil on the wall (German)

don't push your luck

don't put all your eggs in one basket

don't put the horse before the cart

don't rock the boat

don't candied yams on your own doorstep

don't take any wooden nickels

don't tempt fate

don't that just butter your grits

don't that just tear the rag off'n the bush!

don't toot your own horn

Don't trust the lock to which everyone has a key.(Swedish)

don't upset the apple cart

don't use a lot where a little will do

don't want to cover old ground

Don't worry, be happy !

doubting Thomas

DOWN IN THE DUMPS

DOWN PAT

down the hatch

down to earth

drained/drank his coffee to the grounds

drained/drank his wine to the dregs

Dream turns to nightmare

Dressed better than Sunday!

dressed to kill

drier than a burnt bush

drive the point home

driving the porcelain bus

dropped like a stone

drown your sorrows

drug-sniffing dogs

drunk as a skunk

dry as a bone

dumb as a post

dumb as a stump

dumb like a fox

dumber than a bucket of rocks

DUTCH UNCLE

dyed in the wool

eager beaver

EAR TO THE GROUND

early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise

early-morning hours

earned his wings

easier said than done

EASIER SAID THAN DONE

easy as pie

easy come, easy go

eat crow

eat dirt

eat drink and be merry

eat my dust

eat candied yams and bark at the moon

eat the rich

eat your heart out

emergency situation

emotional roller coaster

ENOUGH ALREADY

epidemic proportions

et tu, Brute?

even a blind squirrel finds an acorn sometimes

Every cloud has a silver lining

every dog has its day

every man for himself!

every man has his price

Every man has stupid thoughts, only wise men keep them quiet.(Swedish)

every parent's worst nightmare

Every rose has its thorn

every which way but loose

Everybody has the right to make mistakes

Everyone might hate me, but still I am alive

Everything is relative

Everything is vanity

everything's coming up daisies

everything's copasetic

everything's hunky dory

EVIL TWIN

execution-style

EXISTENTIAL ANGST

EXPERTS AGREE

eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth

eye to eye

eyeball to eyeball

eyes like stars

eyes sparkled

face the music

face up to the facts

FACTS OF LIFE

fair as day

fair weather friend

faith can move mountains

fake it till you make it

fall head over heels

fall through the cracks

fan the flames

fancy meeting you here..

far and away the best

fashion victim

fast as lightning

faster than a speeding bullet

faster than greased lightning

fat as a cow

fat as a pig

FAT SLOB

FAVOR US WITH A SONG

FEAR AND LOATHING

feast your eyes on this

feed a cold, starve a fever

feel like a fifth wheel

feel like I've been to two county fairs and a goat whoopin

Feeling bad is just a new sensation

FELLOW TRAVELER

FEW AND FAR BETWEEN

fiddling while Rome burns

FIELD THIS ONE

fiery eyes

fiery hot

fiery red

fiery temper

fiery-haired

fight fire with fire

fight like a man

filthy rich

final good-byes

finders keepers, losers weepers

fine and dandy

fine as wine

finer than beach sand and not near as gritty.

finer than frog fur (fuzz).

finer than moon dust.

fire in the belly

firestorm/storm of protest/controversy

FISH NOR FOWL

fit as a fiddle

fit for a king

fit to be hung

fit to be tied

flash in the pan

flat as a board

flat as a long-poured champagne

flat as a pancake

flatter than piss on a platter.

flattery will get you nowhere

fled on foot

fleet footed (fleet of foot)

flipped her lid

flirt with disaster

flower among women

flown the coop

fly by night

fly by the book

fly like a bird

fly like an eagle

flying by the seat of your pants

follow suit

following in his footsteps

fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me

fools rush in where angels fear to tread

foot loose and fancy free

for crying out loud

for everything there is a season

for God's sake

for pete's sake

for the birds

for the love of God/Pete/Mike

for want of the nail, the shoe was lost

four on the floor

free as a bird

fresh as a daisy

fresh out of ideas

FREUDIAN SLIP

fried to one's tonsils

frisky as a puppy

from day one

from dusk till dawn

from famine to feast

from the four corners of the earth

from the frying pan into the fire

full of himself

full of hot air

full of mischief

full of the devil

full of vinegar

full to the back teeth

FUN AND GAMES

FUN IN THE SUN

Fun is good

funny you mention it

gag me with a spoon

GARBAGE IN, GARBAGE OUT

gathering like flies

gave it a wide berth

general consensus

get a grip on yourself

get a handle on this

get a word in edgewise

get ahead early and stay ahead late

get along like oil and water

get down to bare bones

get down to brass tacks

get down to the nitty gritty

get it outta my hair

get on her high horse

get on her soap box

get outta town by sundown

get stuffed

get the lead out

get the peanut butter out of your ears

GET THE SACK

get the show on the road

get your ducks in a row

GETS MY GOAT

GILDING THE LILY

gimme a break

gird your loins

GIVE A DAMN

give a little take a little

give an inch, take a mile

give and take

give him a run for his money

give him/her enough rope to hang him/herself

give it a rest

give it the old college try

GIVE ME A BREAK

give me a hand

Give space to time, and time will fill space

given to him on a silver platter

GIVES ME THE CREEPS

glowing like a good deed in a naughty world

go figure

go for broke

go for it!

GO HIM ONE BETTER

go out in a blaze of glory

go out on a limb

go piss up a rope

go the extra mile

go where the green lights lead you

go with the flow

God help us

God only knows

GOES WITHOUT SAYING

going against the tide

going to hell in a hand basket

golly gee willikers!

gone but not forgotten

good as gold

good as new

good fences make good neighbors

Good one!

good things come to those who wait

GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL

Goodbye is not an easy word to say

got a hole in his pocket

got a leg up on it

got a loaf in the oven

got knocked up

got off on the right foot

got taken for a ride

got them by the short and curlies

got you over a barrel

got your hand caught in the cookie jar

got your head in the clouds

grab the bull by the horns

grabs my attention

graduation)

grass doesn't grow on a busy street

greatest thing since sliced bread

GREEK TO ME

GREEN THUMB

green with envy

GREEN-EYED MONSTER

grin & bear it

grin and bear it

grist for the mill

ground zero

growing like a Josh Gordon

gut-wrenching

had his bell rung

hair like silk

HAIR OF THE DOG

half a loaf is better than none

half seas over

Halt! Who goes there!

hammer out (an agreement, contract)

handle it with kid gloves

handy as a pocket on a shirt

hanging onto mother's apron strings

hanky panky

happy as a clam

happy as a lark

happy as a pig in mud

happy camper

hard as a carp.

hard as a rock

HARD TO BELIEVE

hard to swallow

harder for a rich man to go to heaven than for a camel to go through the eye of a needle

haste makes waste

hate his guts

have a jag on

have a nice day

Have a nice life

have 'em in stitches

haven't got a row to hoe

haven't seen hide nor hair of him

Having a rip-snortin' good time!

he breasted his cards

he can't see the forest for the trees

he couldn't hit the broad side of a barn

he gave a hundred and ten percent

he got plastered

he got the short end of the stick

he has a few loose screws

he has a way with words

he has egg on his face

he knows which side his bread is buttered on

he learned his lesson

he left no stone unturned

he let the cat out of the bag

he lies like a rug.

he looks like death warmed over

he lost his shirt

he made a mad dash for it

he put one over on me

he single handedly destroyed an empire

he speaks with a forked tongue

he spilled the beans

He was Aladdin in an orchard dripping with diamonds!

he was just a port in the storm

he was talking into his hat [lying]

he was the life of the party

he went the whole 9 yards.

he went to the school of hard knocks (university of life)

he who has the gold, rules

he who hesitates is lost.

he who lives by the sword shall die by the sword

he won, hands down

he wouldn't say candied yams if he had a mouthful.

he/she has more money than God

he/she is as dense as a London fog

he/she looks like a drowned rat

he/she was like a brother/son/father/sister/mother/daughter to me

He/she wasn't worth it anyway

He/she will be sorry

He/she/they knew something was terribly wrong when...

he/she's so bucktoothed he/she could bite a pumpkin through a picket fence.

HEAD HONCHO

healthy as a horse

hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil

heard it through the grapevine

HEART'S CONTENT

heated debate

heaven help us

heaven sent

heavens to Betsy

heavy as lead

heavy heart

hell hath no fury like a woman scorned

her biological clock is ticking

her/his heart leapt

here's mud in your eye

here's your hat, what's your hurry?

he's a bald faced liar

he's a bubble shy of plumb

he's a corn-fed hick

he's a dark horse

he's a fall guy

he's a smooth operator

he's all flibberty jibbets

he's all hat and no cattle (added by popular demand!)

he's always blowing his own horn

he's an easy study

he's an inch deep and a mile wide

he's bitten off more than he can chew

he's built like a brick candied yams-house

he's changing his tune

he's chomping at the bit

he's dressed to the nines

he's feeling his oats

he's fishing for compliments

he's gone to ground

he's got a cob (bug) up his ass

he's got enough money to burn a wet mule.

he's got more _____ (money,wives) than he knows what to do with

he's gunning for a fight (or something)

he's hen pecked

he's milktoast

he's not playing with a full deck

he's not the sharpest knife in the cabinet

he's over the hill

he's pulling your leg

he's pushing up daisies

he's really laying it on thick

he's really on the ball

he's scared of his own shadow

he's so crooked they'll have to screw him in to the ground.

he's so matter-of-fact

he's so tight he squeaks.

he's so ugly, he'd have to sneak up on a glass of water to get a drink

he's the south end of a north bound horse

he's thinking with the wrong head

he's waiting for his ship to come in

HIDDEN AGENDA

hide the salami

higgledy Piggledy

high as a kite

high hopes

HIGH ON THE HOG

higher than a hawks' nest.

highway robbery

hindsight is 20/20

his bark is worse than his bite

his elevator doesn't go to the top floor

his eyes are bigger than his stomach

his left hand doesn't know what his right hand is doing

his/her candied yams doesn't stink

history repeats itself

hit him right between the numbers

hit me like a ton of bricks

hit the hay

hit the road

hit the sack

hoist with (or by) one's own petard

HOLD A CANDLE TO

hold down the fort

hold your horses

holier than thou

home is where the heart is

home is where you hang your hat

HOOK OR BY CROOK

hook, line, and sinker

horny as a peach-orchard boar

horny as a three peckered billy goat

HORSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR

hot as Hades

hot enough for you?

hot under the collar

hot under the collar

hotter than a mouse in a wool sock

hotter than a snake's ass in a wagon rut

hotter than a two dollar pistol

hotter than Hell

how do I love thee?

how's it hanging

how's that for a ....

Hugged him closer than peel does a banana

Hurry when you have time, then you'll have time when you are in a hurry

hushed courtroom

I always complained because my work was being interupted - until I realised the interuptions were my work.

I always do things like this

I always knew that this could happen

I am better off alone

I am better off alone

I am looking for something, this is my way to find it

I am my own redeemer

I am trying to escape from something, I think that I am just not ready to face it

I beg to differ

I bought it for a song

I busted my hump

I can dream, can't I?

I can't change the past

I can't stand it

I can't tell you what a pleasure its been

I could eat a horse

I could whip you with one arm tied behind my back

I did it my way

I didn't come down the Clyde in a banana boat (Scottish, Glasgow)

I didn't expect the Spanish Inquisition

I don't give a ****! Your the one who has to look at me!!

I feel it in my bones

I got hosed

I guess I just have to accept it

I guess that was it

I hate to say this, but...

I have a bone to pick with you

I have an ax to grind

I have no bones about that

I have other qualities

I have to face my fear

I haven't a clue

I haven't the foggiest

I just followed my intuition

I love being free, it's the best way to be

I need that like a hole in the head

I need that like a moose needs a hat rack

I never met a man (horse, etc.) I didn't like

I ought to tan your hide

I put two and two together...

I quit smoking cold turkey

I smell a rat

I take the challenge

I trust him as far as I can throw him

I used to think I had it bad because I had no shoes, then I met a man with no feet

I was roped into it

I wasn't born yesterday

I will always remember you

I will survive

i wouldn't do that for all the tea in China

ice cold

icy blue

icy blue eyes

I'd bet my bottom dollar

I'd lose my head if it wasn't attached

I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy

idle chit-chat

idle hands are the devil's workshop

If a tree falls in the forest, does it make a sound?

If all else fails, manipulate the data

if anything can go wrong it will (Murphy's Law)

If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that suggests you tried

If at first you don't succeed, redefine success

if at first you don't succeed, try, try, again

if dumb were dirt, he/she would be about an acre.

if everybody else jumped off a bridge, would you?

if God had meant for man to fly, he would've given us wings

If his word were a bridge - you'd be afraid to cross!

if I had a dime for every . . .

if I had a nickel for every time he _______, I'd be a millionaire

if I were in his shoes

if it ain't broke, don't fix it

If it doesn't come naturally, leave it

If it doesn't kill me, it makes me stronger

if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and looks like a duck, it must be a duck

if it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all

if it's not one thing it's another

if it's worth doing, it's worth doing right

if looks could kill

If nothing else, I can always serve as a bad example

if candied yams were concrete, you/he/she it would be I80

if the mountain won't come to Mohammed, Mohammud must go to the mtn.

if the shoe fits, wear it

if wishes were horses then beggars would ride

If xyz has his way, ....

If you always do what you always have done, you'll only have what you have now

if you can't beat'em, join'em

If you can't dazzle them with your brilliance, baffle them with your bullcandied yams

If you can't enjoy your company, how could anyone else?

if you can't find it, grind it

if you can't kill the king then don't wound him

If you can't see the bottom, don't put your foot in the water.(Swedish)

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

if you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen

if you can't walk the walk, don't talk the talk

if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all

If you had time to do it twice, you had time to do it right the first time

if you love something set it free

if you play your cards right...

if you were any closer, it would bite you

if your foresight was as good as your hindsight, we would be better by a far sight

if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem

if you've seen one you've seen 'em all

ignorance is bliss

ignorance of the law is no excuse

I'll be a monkey's uncle

I'll be damned

I'll be the judge of that, thank you

I'll bet you dollars to doughnuts

I'll fix your little red wagon

I'll leave you with something to chew on

I'll procrastinate later

I'll punch his lights out

I'll see you in hell

I'm going bananas

I'm gonna clean your clock

I'm gonna lay down the law

I'm gonna wash that man right outta my hair

I'm in hog heaven

I'm insurance poor.

I'm not a rocket scientist (it ain't rocket science)

I'm not getting any younger

I'm not ugly, I'm visually challenging

I'M OKAY, YOU'RE OKAY

I'm on a roll

I'm only human

imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

Importance is always relative

in a flash

in a jiffy

in a New York minute

IN A NUTSHELL

in a pig's eye

in any way, shape or form

in bed with one's boots on

in deep candied yams

in every life a little rain must fall

in for a fleecing

in for a penny, in for a pound

in for the long haul

in full cry

in one ear and out the other

in over your head

in seventh heaven

In still weather everyone is a good sailor.(Swedish)

in the back of my mind

in the ballpark

in the buff

in the doghouse

in the money

in the nick of time

in the red (black)

in the wake of

In what has become ...

Indecision is the key to flexibility

INEXORABLY DRAWN

INFLUENCE PEDDLING

innocent as the day he was born

INTENTS AND PURPOSES

is a frogs ass water tight?

is nothing sacred?

is that a mouse in your pocket or are you just happy to see me

is the glass half-empty or half-full

is the Pope Catholic?

is the Pope Polish?

isn't that special

it ain't over till it's over

it ain't over till the fat lady sings

it all boils down to this

it beats a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.

it beats being beat in the butt with a dead rabbit

it beats picking cotton

It could be worse

It happens to the best

It has to get worse, before it gets better

It is a good experience, it makes me stronger

It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all

It is my life

It is my mess, and finally I got something for myself

It is the inside that really matters

it isn't all sweetness and light

it just goes to show...

It keeps me from the street

It probably prevented something worse happening

It seemed like a good idea at the time

It sounds like a thrashing machine (courtesy of Julie's father)

it stands to reason

it takes all kinds

It takes two to tango

it took my breath away

IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT

it was a piece of cake

it was a white-knuckle ride

it was an ill-fated idea

it will be a cold day in hell

It will be good for something

It will be worse

It would not be fun when life is so easy

It'll feel better when it stops hurting

it's a cakewalk

it's a catch 22

it's a dog-eat-dog world

its a dog's life

it's a freckle past a hair

it's a jungle out there

it's a long shot

It's a new life every day

it's a one-horse town

it's a sure thing

it's all cut and dried

it's all Greek to me

it's all in your head

it's all topsy turvy

It's always darkest before the dawn

it's an ill wind that blows no good

It's autumn in her mouth and all her tongue can do is rustle!

It's been a pleasure

it's better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick

it's cutting edge

it's darkest just before the dawn

it's gone tits up

it's got a great beat, but you can't dance to it

It's just one of those days, I guess

it's like deja vu all over again

its like my daddy used to say

it's like trying to nail porridge to the wall

it's neck and neck

it's never too late to learn

it's not all it's cracked up to be

it's not over till it's over

it's not the hate, it's the stupidity.

it's not the heat, it's the humidity

it's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game

it's not written in stone

it's nothing earth-shattering

it's on the tip on my tongue

it's only a matter of time

It's only fear that makes you run

It's only fear that makes you stay

it's raining cats and dogs.

It's so hot I'm sweatin' pickles

I've been had

I've got a good memory, but it's short

I've got a monkey on my back

I've got other fish to fry

Jade green

jet black

jiggles like Jello/jelly

Jiminy Christmas

jockeying for position

join the ranks

JOY AND SORROW

judge not, lest ye be judged

jump on the bandwagon

jumping on the bandwagon

just a drop in the bucket

just admiring the view

just around the bend

just as sweet as you please

just fell off the turnip truck

just like riding a bike

just staying one day ahead of yesterday

just taking it one day at a time

just thought I'd throw that in

just washed my hair and cant do a thing with it

just what the doctor ordered

keep a stiff upper lip

keep 'em flying (keep your spirits up)

keep on your toes

keep the home fires burning

keep your chin up

keep your eye on the ball

keep your eyes peeled

keep your nose to the grindstone

keep your shirt on

keep your shoulder to the wheel

keep your thoughts to yourself

keeping (staying) on top of it

keeping the world safe for democracy

keeps her cards close to her chest

kick 'em when they're down

kick off (unless you're writing about

kick the bucket

kicked (took it) in the huevos

kill 'em with kindness, I always say

kill'em all, let God sort'em out

killing yourself to live

KING'S ENGLISH

KISS OF DEATH

kitten on the keys

knee jerk reaction

knock 'em dead

knock it off

knock on wood

knock yourself out

knocked for a loop

KNOW HIM FROM ADAM

knows it chapter and verse

La via esta duro, amigo

laid to rest

landmark

LAST BUT NOT LEAST

laughing all the way to the bank

laughter is the best medicine

LAW OF THE JUNGLE

LAW OF THE LAND

leafy suburb (and its cousin tree-lined

LEAPS AND BOUNDS

least said soonest mended

left out in the cold

left-handed compliment

lesser of two evils

let God sort 'em out

let me bend your ear

let sleeping dogs lie

let the cat out of the bag

let them eat cake

let's forge ahead, shall we

let's get the ball rolling

let's run it up the flagpole and see who salutes

let's tie the knot

LIBERAL MEDIA

lickety-split

licking one's wounds

lie down with dogs and wake up with fleas

lies like a rug

LIFE AND LIMB

life do get daily don't it

life goes on

Life goes on

LIFE IMITATES ART

life in the fast lane

Life is a lady dog

life is a bowl of cherries

Life is a series of disappointments, followed by death

Life is hard

Life is life

life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get

Life is messy

Life is not hard, it only needs some positive thinking

Life is so short, I want to experience as much as possible

Life is unfair

Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans

life is what you make it

life stinks

Life sucks, and then you die...

life's a lady dog (then you die; then you marry one)

life's hard, then you die

Life's not so bad, when you consider the alternative

life's too short

lift myself up by the bootstraps

lift your game (get your act together)

light a fire under it

light as a feather

LIGHTEN UP

lighter than air

lightning never strikes twice

like a bat out of hell

like a bolt from the blue

like a broken record

like a cat on a hot tin roof

like a dog chasing cars

like a duck on a June Bug

like a fish out of water

like a kid in a candy store

LIKE A SORE THUMB

like an accident waiting to happen

like balling the jack

like chalk and cheese (English)

like flies on candied yams

like getting your tit in the wringer

like lambs to the slaughter

like looking for a needle in a haystack

like pantyhose on a mermaid

like pigs in a poke

like shooting fish in a barrel

like stink on candied yams

like taking candy from a baby

LIKE THE PLAGUE

like there's no tomorrow

like tits on a bullfrog

like two peas in a pod

like walking on eggshells

like water off a duck's back

like white on rice

lit (cocked) to the gills

LITTLE BLACK BOOK

little strokes fell great oaks

Live and learn

Live and let live

livin' in the fast lane

living in an ivory tower

lock, stock, and barrel

long in the tooth

LONG LOST LOVE

look before you leap

look out for number one

look what the cat dragged in

looked him/her straight in the eye

looks can be deceiving

looks like someone hit you with an ugly stick

looks like there's a new sheriff in town

Lord willin' and the creeks don't rise

lost as a Betsy bug.

lost like a ball in high weeds.

Lots of honey makes bees lazy

loud (something) as all get out

LOUNGE LIZARD

love and hate are two horns on the same goat

Love comes around while doing things you like

love conquers all

Love hurts

love is a many splendored thing

love is blind

love it or leave it

love thy neighbor

LOVED AND LOS

lower the boom

lying through your teeth

mad as a hatter

mad as a wet hen

madder than a wet hen

made in the shade

made it by the skin of my teeth

make a big deal out of nothing

make a fast buck

make a statement without saying a word

make hay while the sun shines

make like a baby and head out

make like a tree and leave

MAKE MY DAY

make tracks

makes my skin crawl

makeshift memorial

makin' a list and checkin' it twice.

Making a bad decision is better than making no decision at all

making a mountain out of a molehill

making a world of difference

making ends meet

making him sing like a canary

making money hand over fist

making the beast with two backs

MALE CHAUVINIST

manicured lawns

man's best friend

MAN'S BEST FRIEND

many a mickle macks a muckle

many hands make light the work

many hands make light work

MANY MOONS

MANY-SPLENDORED THING

march to the beat of a different drummer

mares eat oats and does eat oats

massive

maybe something will jog your memory

mean as a snake

MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIP

measure twice, cut once

media circus

MELLOW OUT

memory like an elephant

methinks she doth protest too much

Mi Casa es Su Casa.

Midnight is where the day begins

might as well, can't dance

milk-white

milk-white skin

mind like a sieve

mind like a steel trap

mind over matter

mind your manners

mind your own business

mind your p's and q's

misery loves company

misery loves company

missed by a hair

missed the boat

mixed reviews

MOMENT OF GLORY

MOMENT'S RESPITE

MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK

money burns a hole in his pocket

money doesn't grow on trees

money is the root of all evil

money makes the world go round

monkey see, monkey do

MONKEY SUIT

more ____ than Carter's has liver pills (or Wrigley's has gum)

more cliches than you can shake a stick at

more fun than a barrel of monkeys

more than one way to skin a cat

more than you can shake a stick at

Most of the mountains we have in life are ones we build ourselves.

Most of the work is being done to counter the effects of other people’s work: when we all agree to work half as much, the total result would be the same.

Most people don’t even know why they feel they have to work

Mother Nature's wrath

MOTHERHOOD AND APPLE PIE

mouth like a (swears like a) sailor/truck driver

Move over, xxx.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

MOVING EXPERIENCE

music has power to soothe the savage beast

music to my ears

Must I live my days in these concrete ways

my blood froze

my cup runneth over

My dogs are barkin'

my hair was on end

my hat's off to you

my head is swimming

my heart sank

my heart sings

my little black book

my nerves are shot

my stomach is tied up in knots

naked as a jaybird

name that tune

name your poison

nary a word was spoken

nature's first green is gold

near and dear to my heart

NEAT AS A PIN

necessity is the mother of invention

neither a borrower not a lender be

neither fish nor fowl

neither here nor there

nervous as a cat on a hot tin roof

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

nervous as a whore in church

never hurts to try

never in a month of sundays

never look a gift horse in the mouth

never pet a burning dog

never put off until tomorrow what you can do today

never say never

never take a shower with a cat duct taped to your chest ©

Next time better

nice cage, no bird

nice day for a picnic

Nice guys finish last

nice play, Shakespeare.

nice work, if you can get it

nip it in the bud

no accounting for taste

No guts, no glory

NO LOVE LOST

no matter where you go...there you are.

No news is good news

no one here but us chickens!

No pain, no gain

No candied yams, sherlock.

no skin off my back

NO STONE UNTURNED

NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT

no use crying over spilled milk

no use flogging a dead horse

No victory without a battle

no way (or why) on God's green Earth

No way, Jose

Nobody is perfect

nod off

none too pleased

NOSE TO THE GRINDSTONE

Not a spinning wheel in the kingdom and then you prick your finger!

not by the hair of my chinny chin chin

not enough room to swing a cat

not even!

not for all the tea in China

not for nothing, but...

NOT IN MY BACK YARD

not just another pretty face

not my cup of tea

NOT ON YOUR TINTYPE

not rowing with both oars

not worth a hill of beans

NOT!

Nothing is impossible for those who don't have to do it themselves.(Swedish)

nothing new under the sun

nothing to fear but fear itself

nothing to sneeze at

nothing ventured nothing gained

now or never

now this won't hurt a bit

now's as good a time as any

now's your chance

numb as a hake

NUMBER ONE FAN

NUMEROUS TO MENTION

nutty as a fruitcake

Of course life is hard, that's why they pay you the big bucks

off the cuff

off the top of my head

OFF THE WAGON

oh, to be a fly on the wall

oh, woe is me

oil-rich

old adage

old as the hills

old blowhard

old habits die hard

OLD MEETS NEW

old standby

OLDER AND WISER

Olympic proportions

on a roll

on a wild goose chase

on bended knee

on cloud nine

on equal footing

on him like ugly on an ape

on solid ground

ON THE BANDWAGON

on the double

on the edge of my seat

on the edge of your seat

on the house

on the level

ON THE NOSE

on the other hand

on the run

on the tip of my tongue

ON THE WAGON

on to something

on top of the world

On ya bike! (Australian?)

on/off the wagon

once bitten, twice shy

once in a blue moon

once in a coon's age

once in a dog's age

one bad apple spoils the bunch

ONE BORN EVERY MINUTE

one brick short of a load

One day I will wake up, and it will all fit together

ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE

One for the books

one good turn deserves another

one in a million

One lost, ten found

one man's foul weather is another man's fair

one man's meat is another man's poison

one man's trash is another man's treasure

one size fits all

One step at a time

one taco short of a combination plate

one toe over the line

ONLY GAME IN TOWN

only the strong survive

ONLY TO BE MET

open a can of worms

open and shut case

open mouth, closed mind/ears

opened a can of worms

opportunity doesn't knock twice

opportunity only knocks once

opposites attract

out for a Sunday stroll

out in left field

out like a light

out of sight, out of mind

out of the blue

out of the blue

OUT OF THE FRYING PAN

out of the frying pan and into the fire

out of this world

out with the old, in with the new

outpouring of support

over and done with

over the edge

over the top

oy vey!

packed my bags

packing heat

packing lead

packing xx-mph winds

PAIN AND SUFFERING

pain in the (ass,neck,butt)

Pain is nature's way of telling you that you are still alive

Pain is no protection against more pain

Pain is resistance

Pain is weakness leaving the body

paint oneself into a corner

paint the town red

PANIC BUTTON

part and parcel

Parting is such sweet sorrow

PARTY POOPER

pass the buck

passed with flying colors

-passing the buck

pat on the back

patience is a virtue

PATTER OF LITTLE FEET

pay a king's ransom

pay an arm and a leg

pay attention to details

pay the dept of nature

PAY THROUGH THE NOSE

peaches and cream complexion

PEAS IN A POD

peel out

pennies from heaven

penny for your thoughts

penny pincher

penny wise and pound foolish

people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones

petered out

physician, heal thyself

pick over the ruins

picture perfect

piece of cake

PIG IN A POKE

pin a rose on your nose.

pin your hopes on something

PINKO

pipe down

pissing down rain

piss-poor

pitch black

Plain as a rainy Tuesday!

Plans for xyz took a step toward reality ...

play both ends against the middle

play hot potato

play the cards you're dealt

play the final card

played me for a fool

playing hardball

playing possum

playing the field

playing with fire

pleased as punch

plenty of fish in the sea

plenty to go 'round

POISON PEN

poker face

POOR EXCUSE FOR

Poor planning on your part does not create an emergency on my part

Popularity (admiration) is not love

poster boy/girl/child

potty/toilet mouth

pour it on thick

pouring rain

practice makes perfect

pray to the porcelain god

preaching to the choir

predawn darkness

pretty as a picture

pretty as a picture

pretty penny

pride before the fall

primed to the sticking point

PROUD POSSESSOR

P'S AND Q'S

pull a boner

pull a fast one

pull a rabbit out of a hat

pull your head out of your ass

pull yourself up by the bootstraps

pulled the wool over my eyes

pulling the wool over his eyes

pure as the driven snow

push the envelope

put a cork in it

put a little elbow grease into it

put a monkeywrench in the works

put my foot in my mouth

put that in your pipe and smoke it

put the pedal to the metal

put up your feet and stay awhile

put your foot in your mouth

put your heart into it

put your money where your mouth is

putting his feet to the fire

putting the cart before the horse

putting the screws to him

Que sera, sera

queen for a day

queer as a three dollar bill

quick as a bunny

quiet as a mouse

quit bustin' my chops

quit giving me the 3rd degree

quit horsing around!

quit while you're ahead

RADICAL CHIC

rain fails to dampen (anything, but often

rain showers

rain-drenched

raining buckets

raining cats and dogs

raise the dead

raise the roof

raised in a sandbox

raising cain

raking in the dough

raking it in

rally round

ralphed

RANK AND FILE

rarin' to go

rattle the rafters

rattle trap

read between the lines

read it and weep

read me like a book

READ MY LIPS

read the handwriting on the wall

red as blood

red herring

RED HERRING

red sky in the morning, sailor's warning; red sky at night, sailor's delight

reed-thin

region)

REIGN SUPREME

REMEMBER THE ALAMO

reopen an old wound

rest assured

resting on one's laurels

riding on my coattails

riding the wild pony

right as rain

right as rain

right on the money

right on the nose

right up your alley

ring in the new year

rise and shine

ROAD TO HELL IS PAVED WITH GOOD INTENTIONS

roaring fire

robbing peter to pay paul

ROCK AND A HARD PLACE

rode hard and put away wet

roll out the red carpet

roll over in his grave

roll with the punches

rolling in the dough

Rome was not built in one day

rose red

rough as a cob

rough as sandpaper

rubbing salt in his wounds

ruby red

ruby red lips

rule with an iron fist

rules are made to be broken

run like the wind

run the gauntlet

run with the fox and bark with the hounds

running around like a chicken with it's head cut off

RUNNING DOG LACKEY

running with wolves

runs like a top

rushed to the hospital

SAFE THAN SORRY

sail (ride off) into the sunset

SALT OF THE EARTH

same ol' same ol'

Same candied yams, different day

same song and dance

sat bolt upright

save by the bell

sawing a log

say what you will....

say yer prayers (...rabbit)

Scared dogs bark most.(Swedish)

scared stiff

SCARED STIFF

SCARED TO DEATH

scaredy-cat

scattered to the four winds

scraping the bottom of the barrel

scream bloody murder

screaming bloody murder

SCREAMING MEEMIES

Secrets are secret

see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil

see the world through rose colored glasses

see you later, alligator

seeing red

seems just like old times

selling like hotcakes

SENSES REEL

sent shock waves

SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT

set your teeth on edge

SHAKE A STICK SHOULD OF

shallow grave

shape up or ship out

sharp as a knife

sharp as a sack of wet mice

sharp as a tack (or marble, if you aim to insult)

she could test the patience of Job

she drinks like a fish

she fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down

she gave me a withering glance

she got called up on the carpet

she has a green thumb

she has bats in her belfry

she has everything but the kitchen sink

she has pull (clout)

she is a loose cannon

she threw a wet blanket on my idea

she wears her heart on her sleeve

she wouldn't know me from Adam

she's ALL THAT

she's all twitter-pated

she's an open book

she's been hit with an ugly stick

she's burning her candle at both ends

she's fighting a losing battle

she's getting the red carpet treatment

she's got eye's in the back of her head

she's got money to burn

she's hot to trot

she's in hot water

she's lost her marbles

she's not the brightest bulb on the patio

she's not the only fish in the sea

she's not ugly, she's FUGLY

she's out sowing her wild oats

she's out to lunch

she's taking the bait

she's tugging on your chain

shining like the sun

shirt off his back

candied yams a brick

candied yams fire and fall in it

candied yams happens

candied yams or get off the pot

shiver me timber

shocked and saddened/dismayed

shoot first, ask questions later

shoot it straight

shoot the breeze

shoot yourself in the foot

shooting for the moon

shooting from the hip

shooting yourself in the foot

Short pleasures are often long regretted.(Swedish)

shot in the dark

shot to hell

shotgun wedding

SHOULDER TO THE WHEEL

SHOULDERED HIS WAY

shove off

show me the money!

show some spine

showed no emotion

sick as a dog

sick as a dog

sick to death of it

SIGH OF RELIEF

signed, sealed and delivered

SIGNIFICANT OTHER

silence is golden

simple pleasure are the best

since God was a small boy

sing a few lines of old woop boodle doo -- W.C. Fields

sing for your supper

sing like a bird

sings like an angel

sink or swim

sitting on pins and needles

sitting on the fence

six feet under

six of one, half dozen of the other

skating on thin ice

skeletons in the closet

skin like milk

slap on the back

sleep like a baby

sleep like a log

sleep like the dead

sleep with the fishes

sleeping her way to the top

slender as a reed

slender as a willow

SLEPT LIKE A LOG

slick as snot on a glass doorknob

slicker n' snot

slipped my mind

slippery as an eel

slow and steady wins the race

slow as molasses in January

slower than a seven year itch

slower than a snail

slower than molasses

sly as a fox

smack dab in the middle

SMALL WORLD

small world, isn't it?

smart ass

smart cookies don't crumble

Smart is better than Stupid.

smarter than the average bear

smile and the world smiles with you, cry and you cry alone

Smile. It makes people wonder

smooth as a baby's bottom

smooth as glass

smooth as silk

snow job

snowball's chance in hell

snowy white

SNUG AS A BUG

snug as a bug in a rug

so close, yet so far away.

so far, so good

so hungry I could eat a horse

so hungry I could eat the ass end out of a rhino

so mad/angry it made his blood boil

so many men so little time

so much for that

so quiet you could hear a pin drop

soar like a bird

soar like a hawk

soft/smooth as a baby's ass

Some day my ship will come in

SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS

Some pots you don't stir

some things are better left unsaid

something rotten in Denmark

something smells fishy

SOMETHING THE CAT DRAGGED IN

something you can really sink your teeth into

sometimes a cigar is just a cigar

Sometimes you get the bear....and sometimes the bear gets you

sometimes you just gotta let your hair down

son of a gun!

sorry Charlie

Sorry, I did not mean to hurt you

sounding off

sounds like somebody sawing through a bag of wet chickens

sour as lemons

SPADE A SPADE

SPARE THE ROD

spare the rod, spoil the child

sparked controversy

sparkled like diamonds

speak of the devil

speaking in riddles

spineless wimp

spinning your wheels

spirits at a parade or

SPITTING IMAGE

spoil the fun

SPRING TO LIFE

square off

SQUEAKY WHEEL GETS THE GREASE

staring off into space/nowhere

START FROM SCRATCH

state-of-the-art

stayed too long at the fair

staying power

stealing the show

steer clear of it

step down (for resign)

step on a crack, break your mother's back

step on it

step up (efforts)

stepping on people's toes

STICK IN THE MUD

stick it to the man

stick it where the sun don't shine

stick to your guns

stick up for the little guy

stick with it

sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me

sticks out like a sore thumb

stiff as a board

stiff as an old boot

still as a church mouse

still waters run deep

STILL WATERS RUN DEEP

still wet behind the ears

stinking to high heaven

stir up an ant's nest

stirring up trouble

stood/s

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i want to see mr. cliche take on dead horse in a celebrity death match.

 

 

Announcer: "And Mr. Cliche is beating Dead Horse like a red-headed stepchild!"

 

hm ... this gives me an idea for an alias ...

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tempest in a teacup

TEN FOOT POLE

tense standoff

testing one's mettle

thank God it's friday

thanks for the memories

that and a quarter will get you a cup of coffee

that argument doesn't hold water

that baby runs like a scalded dog

that burns me up

that chaps my hide

that gets my goad

that hits the spot

that oughta tide you over

that really brings it home

that rings a bell

that sucks!

that was cold-blooded

that'll be the day

that's a load off my mind

that's a new wrinkle in my horn.

that's a real stem-winder

that's a whole new can of worms

that's a wrap

that's about the size of it

that's all folks

that's easy for you to say

that's enough to piss off the Pope

that's icing on the cake

that's it in a nutshell

that's just like the pot calling the kettle black.

that's just the tip of the iceberg

that's like a turtle on a fence post

that's like closing the barn door after the horse escapes

that's neither here nor there

that's old hat

that's par for the course

that's pretty run-of-the-mill

that's rubber on the side of the road

that's skull duggery

that's some ole good

that's the $64,000 question

that's the long and short of it

that's the way lady luck dances

that's the way the ball bounces

that's the way the cookie crumbles

that's the whole ball of wax

that's water under the bridge

the acorn doesn't fall far from the tree

the apple doesn't fall far from the tree

the ball is in your court

the belle of the ball

the best thing since little apples

the big picture

the bigger they are the harder they fall

the blind leading the blind

the blind leading the dumb/naked

the bottom line.

the buck stops here

the butler did it

the cat's meow

the cat's pajamas

the cat's whiskers (English version of 'the cat's meow')

the cream of the crop

the devil is always ready to rock the cradle of the saint who sleeps

the devil is in the details

The devil made me do it

the devil must be beating his wife

the die is cast

the dog ate my homework

the drowning death

the early bird gets the worm

THE EARTH MOVED

the emperor wears no clothes

the end justifies the means

the everyman

the exception that proves the rule

the eyes are the mirrors (windows) of (to) the soul

the fatal shooting death

the fickle finger of fate

THE FINAL ANALYSIS

the full monty

the girl next door

The glass of the mirror simply melted away!

the glove don't make the ball player!

the gospel truth

the grass is always greener on the other side

the greatest thing since sliced bread

the hand that rocks the cradle

the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world

the hands of time

the last rose of summer

the last straw

the last straw

the lesser of two evils

the light at the end of the tunnel

the light's on but nobody's home

the living daylights

the long arm of the law

the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away

the lord moves in mysterious ways

the lowest on the totem pole

the luck of the draw

the meek shall inherit the earth

the melting pot

the more the merrier

the more things change, the more they stay the same

the more we learn, the less we know

the nail that sticks up gets hammered down

the night is young and so are we

the old ball and chain

the old gray mare just ain't what she used to be

the one that got away

The one who makes no mistakes does none of the work

the only difference between women and girls is the price of their pearls

the only people I trust are you and me, and I am not too sure about you!

the only thing to fear is fear itself

the pen is mightier than the sword

the pick of the litter

the place was crawling with cops (hookers, something)

the platter was better than the meat

the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow

the prodigal son returns

the proof is in the pudding

the quiet before the storm

THE REAL MCCOY

the rich get richer and the poor get poorer

The road to ruin (hell) is paved with good intentions

The road to success is always under construction

THE SAME OLD STORY

The sharper is the berry, the sweeter is the wine

the shoes on the other foot now

the show must go on

the sky's the limit

the south shall rise again

the squeaky wheel gets the grease

the straw that broke the camel's back

the stronger the breeze the stronger the trees

the strongest steel is cast in the hottest fire

The strongest winds blow on the highest mountains

The sun in your eyes made some of the lies worth believing

the tables are turned

the tail that wagged the dog

the tale of the tape

the tide's beginning to turn

the truth hurts

The truth is just as meaningful as the lie

the twilight years

The waiting is the hardest part

the way to a man's heart is through his stomach

the whole kit and caboodle

the whole shootin' match

The world goes to candied yams when I don’t do this first

them's fightin' words (Bugs to Yosemite)

There are lies, damned lies and statistics

There are no words for emptiness

There are plenty more fish in the sea

there are starving children in Africa

there but for the grace of God go I

there for the taking

There is a light at the end of the tunnel

There is harmony in disharmony

There is no comfort in the truth

There is nothing to fear but fear itself

there may be snow on the roof, but there's fire in the belly

There must be a reason

there now, that wasn't so bad, was it?

there ought to be a law against that

There will be another one

There will come a day when all the work is finished or when it is too late to finish it

there'll be hell to pay

there's a first time for everything

there's a God and I'm not him

there's a sucker born every minute

there's more than one fish in the sea.

there's more than one way to skin a cat

there's more where that came from

there's no honor among thieves

there's no such thing as a free lunch

there's no time like the present

there's one in every crowd

there's only two things certain in life death and taxes

there's something fishy about that

there's something I've been meaning to tell you

THESE THINGS HAPPEN

They are (he/she is) not alone.

they gave him carte blanche

they threw the book at him

they're getting hitched

they're jumping the broomstick

they're like two peas in a pod

they're so poor they'd steal candied yams from a chicken.

thick as a brick

thick as glue/paste

thick as mud

thick as pea soup

thicker than blood

thin as six o'clock

thin as water

things are not always as they seem

third times a charm

THIRD TIME'S THE CHARM

this could be the start of something big

THIS DAY AND AGE

this hurts me worse than it does you

This is a process of eliminating options

this is for the birds

THIS POINT IN TIME

This too, shall pass

this town's not big enough for the two of us

those who have, get

three sheets to the wind

THREE STRIKES AND YOU'RE OUT

threw a curve ball

threw up my hands (in concession/in disgust)

through hell or high water

THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE

throw a fit

throw caution to the wind

throw in the towel

throw out the baby with the bath water

throwing caution to the wind

throwing out the baby with the bathwater

throwing the baby out with the bath water

tickle the ivories

tickled pink

tied up right now

tighter than a drum

tightlipped

till the cows come home

TILL THE FAT LADY SINGS

Timber!

TIME AND TIME AGAIN

time flies when you're having fun

time heals all wounds

Time is a cure

time is money

time is of the essence

time is up

time on my hands

time stands still

time to pay the piper

time waits for no man

time will tell

time-honored

timing is everything

tin ear

tingling with anticipation

tit for tat

to assume makes an ASS out of U and ME

to be honest with you

To be or not to be

to cry wolf

to each his own

TO ERR IS HUMAN

to err is human, to forgive divine

to feather your nest

to lie down with lions

to live from hand to mouth

to tell you the truth

TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE

to the victor go the spoils

to the victor goes the spoils

Today is the first day of the rest of your life

toe the line

Tomorrow is another day

Tomorrow, no one will remember

TONGUE-IN-CHEEK

too close for comfort.

too little too late

Too many chiefs and not enough Indians

too many cooks in the kitchen

too many cooks spoil the broth.

too poor to paint and too proud to whitewash

too rich for my blood

toodles

took me to the cleaners

took off like a bat out of hell

took off like a shot

tooth and nail

top of the morning

torn asunder

TOUCH OF BLARNEY

touche

touchy feelie

tough act to follow

tough as leather

tough as nails

tow the line

TRADITIONAL FAMILY VALUES

train of thought

treated like a dog

tree-lined streets (especially quiet ones)

TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS

tried and true

TRIED AND TRUE

trip the light fantastic

trouble with a capital `T'

TRUE BLUE

Truth is nothing but a feeling that something is true

Truth is relative

truth is stranger than fiction

try as I might

try your hand at something

trying to put a square peg in a round hole

turn over a new leaf

turn the other cheek

twice as nice

twice as strong as an ox and half as smart

twiddling your thumbs

twist of fate

TWISTS AND TURNS

two birds with one stone

two cans short of six pack.

two hairs past the freckle, eastern elbow time.

two heads are better than one

two is company, three is a crowd

two left feet

two of a kind

two sides of the same coin

two wrongs don't make a right

two's company, three's a crowd

U is part of US

ugly as a mud fence

ugly as sin

unbeknownst to me/him

under my skin

under the gun

UNDER THE GUN

UNDER THE SAME ROOF

under the sauce

under the table

under the weather

UNDERSTATED ELEGANCE

UNEXPECTED TWIST

unlucky at cards, lucky in love

up a creek without a paddle

UP HIS SLEEVE

up one side and down the other

UP THE CREEK

UP THE WRONG TREE

up to his ears in trouble

upsy-daisy/oopsy-daisy

used to death

useless as a pocket in a pair of underpants

useless as a screen door on a submarine

useless as tits on a bull

variety is the spice of life

VERY REAL CONCERN

VIEW WITH ALARM

Vini, Vidi, Vici

voicing concern

wait and see

wait-and-see attitude

Waiting always lasts long

waiting for the other shoe to drop

waiting in the wings

waiting with baited breath

wake the dead

wake up and smell the coffee

waking up on the wrong side of the bed

waking up with the chickens

walk softly and carry a big stick

walking on air

walking on eggshells

walking on sunshine

walking on thin ice

want my place in the sun

war-torn (-ravaged, etc.)

WAS MY FACE RED

wash your mouth out with soap

waste not, want not

watch and wait

watching the clock

water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink

way to go Einstein!

we all have our crosses to bear

We are all alone

We are each the keepers of our own soul

we can put a man on the moon but we can't...

weak as a baby

wearing nothin' but his birthday suit

wearing the big girlie blouse (Australian)

wears his/her heart on his/her sleeve

weather the storm

WEB OF INTRIGUE

WEEK OF SUNDAYS

Welcome to ...

welcome to the club

we'll cross that bridge when we come to it

well frost my cookies

well how do you like *them* apples?

well I'll be a monkeys uncle

we'll jump that fence when we get to it

well pinch my toes and call me a jelly doughnut

well slap the dog & spit on the fire

well this is a fine how do you do

Well, at least I know that I am capable of... (beating wife, getting drunk, etc.).

Well, at least I tried

well, duh

well, I'll be

well, spank my ass and call me Judy

wellspring of ...

went belly up

went over like a lead balloon

went storming off in a huff

went through the roof

we're going to burn the midnight oil

we're gonna tie one on tonight

we're not in Kansas anymore

we're really going to town

we're sitting ducks

were you born in a barn?

wet behind the ears

we've hit paydirt

WHAT A BUMMER

what a tangled web we weave...

what a way to go

what are you stewing about?

What began as ... turned into...

what crawled up your butt and died?

what does that have to do with the price of rice/tea in china

what doesn't kill us makes us stronger

what ever flips your switch.

what goes around comes around

what goes up must come down

What he/she/they didn't know was that...

what in tarnation

what is this, the Spanish Inquisition/20 questions?

what on earth is wrong with me (you)?

WHAT THE DICKENS

WHAT THE HECK/HELL

what will be will be

what you see is what you get

whatcha-ma-callit/thingamajigger

whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger

whatever floats your boat

whatever melts your butter

whatever tickles your fancy

whatever turns you on....

what's a little ______ among friends

what's cookin' good lookin'?

what's done is done

what's going down?

what's good for the goose is good for the gander

WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE

what's stuck in your craw?

what's that got to do with the price of eggs in chicago

WHEELER-DEALER

when all is said and done

When at first you don't succeed, try try again

When God gives you lemons, make lemonade

when hell freezes over

When in doubt, consult your inner child

when in Rome, do as the Romans do

When it rains, it pours

when life gives you lemons make lemonade

when pigs fly

when push comes to shove

when the cat's away, the mice will play

when the chips are down

When the going gets tough, the tough gets going

When the pony dies, the ride is over

when the candied yams hits the fan

when the tide goes out the rocks begin to show

When the work is done, I will have time for myself

When you are not strong, you must be smart

when you gotta go, you gotta go

when you start picking out people you start leaving people out

when you're boarding out the boat, you don't bother to paint it

where do you draw the line?

where do you hang your hat?

where the rubber meets the road

where there's smoke there's fire

Where's the Beef?

Whew!

while away the hours

While the tailor rests, the needle rusts. (Swedish)

whistle in the dark

white as a ghost

white as a sheet

white as bone

white as snow

white stuff, the (usually dumped on a

Who cares about reasoning anyway

who could forget

who died and left you the boss?

who died and made him king (God)?

WHO HAS EVERYTHING

who peed in your cornflakes?

who pissed in your Cheerios?

Whoever dies with the most toys wins

WHOLE BALL OF WAX

WHOLE HOG

why do today what you can put off 'til tomorrow

why don't we all chip in

wide as the sea

WILD OATS

will miracles never cease

will wonders never cease

Willy Nilly

WIMP

WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE

win one for the gipper

winning isn't everything

Wisdom is not truth

WISDOM OF THE AGES

wish on a star

wishful thinking

with an iron fist

with one hand tied behind my back

With visions of redemption, I walk against the crowd

WITHOUT BENEFIT OF CLERGY

WOLF AT THE DOOR

women and children first!

women/men, can't live with'em, can't live without'em

wonder of wonders

WORDS FAIL

WORK LIKE A DOG

world weary

Worse things happen at sea

WORST NIGHTMARE

worthless as tits on a boar

wouldn't kick her(him) outta bed for eatin' crackers

wouldn't weigh ten pounds wet carrying a mule

WRONG SIDE OF THE BED

YEARS YOUNG

YELLOW JOURNALISM

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

you bet your boots

you better believe it!

you better straighten up and fly right

you can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar

you can dish it out, but you sure can't take it

you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink

you can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think

you can never be too rich or too blonde

you can pick your friends and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose.

you can tell the men from the boys by the price of their toys

you can't get blood from a turnip

You can't have it all

you can't have your cake and eat it too

you can't judge a book by its cover

You can't learn to swim without getting in the water.

you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear

you can't put anything past her

you can't run a jackass in the derby and expect to win

you can't squeeze blood out of a turnip

you can't take it with you

you can't teach an old dog new tricks

You can't tell a book by its outside cover

you could hear a mouse piss on cotton

you could knock me over with a feather

you could put your eye out

you done bumped your head!

you don't know what's in the pickle barrel till you take the lid off.

you drive me crazy

you drive me nuts

you drive me up a wall

You get nothing for free

you get what you give

you got your just desserts

you gotta put your foot down

you have to break a few eggs to make an omelet

you have to separate the chaff from the wheat

you have to stand for something or you'll fall for anything

you hit the nail on the head

YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY

you lie like a dog

you lie like a rug

you look as if you've seen a ghost

you made your bed, now you gotta lie in it

you make a better door than a window

you must be out of your mind

You must row with the oars that you have.(Swedish)

you only hurt the one you love

you only live once

you reap what you sow

you say potayto, I say potahto.

You see? I told you I was sick!

You throw filth on the living and flowers on the dead.

you wash my back, I'll wash yours

you win some you lose some

you'd complain if you were hung with a new rope.

You'll find your way to heaven, I'll meet you when you are there

you'll know it when you see it

YOUNG AND FOOLISH

young, dumb and full of ,uh, ... rum

your ass is grass

your place or mine

you're all wet

you're dead meat

you're driving me insane

you're off your rocker

you're the gleam in your father's eye

YUPPIE

Zero is sometimes better than nothing

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..but my intention was good

______ to beat the band

a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

a bitter pill

a blast from the past

a bull in a china shop

a chain is only as strong as its weakest link ...

 

 

mr. cliche just tossed his cookies ...

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And Mr. Cliche is beating Dead Horse like a red-headed stepchild!

 

My ex-roommate is a red-headed step-child. I watched the "ginger" episode of South Park with him and laughed at him the whole show. He kept denying the fact that he was one, yet he is the exact definition of a ginger. :D:D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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everybody at work is always saying "at the end of the day ..." which i didn't mind at first, but now it gets under my skin. they use it to set up their main point, such as "hey people, at the end of the day, we are all about profit" or some gem like that. makes them seem like big thinkers. usually, as soon as i hear "at the end of the day" i know some bland platitude is about to follow ...

 

 

 

:D totally, I can proudly say I have NEVER uttered the phrase- close though

 

"Moving Forwad" jesus- can it be used in any more places it doesn't even make sense?

 

Rockin- "You gonna rock the Yankee hat?"

 

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"At the end of the day" is a great example that I hear overused in a corporate setting.

 

"No worries" is a saying that a co-worker of mine uses much much too often.

 

"Get ir done!" never struck me as being funny.

 

"+1" is pretty ghey.

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tempest in a teacup

TEN FOOT POLE

tense standoff

testing one's mettle

thank God it's friday

thanks for the memories

that and a quarter will get you a cup of coffee

that argument doesn't hold water

that baby runs like a scalded dog

that burns me up

that chaps my hide

that gets my goad

that hits the spot

that oughta tide you over

that really brings it home

that rings a bell

that sucks!

that was cold-blooded

that'll be the day

that's a load off my mind

that's a new wrinkle in my horn.

that's a real stem-winder

that's a whole new can of worms

that's a wrap

that's about the size of it

that's all folks

that's easy for you to say

that's enough to piss off the Pope

that's icing on the cake

that's it in a nutshell

that's just like the pot calling the kettle black.

that's just the tip of the iceberg

that's like a turtle on a fence post

that's like closing the barn door after the horse escapes

that's neither here nor there

that's old hat

that's par for the course

that's pretty run-of-the-mill

that's rubber on the side of the road

that's skull duggery

that's some ole good

that's the $64,000 question

that's the long and short of it

that's the way lady luck dances

that's the way the ball bounces

that's the way the cookie crumbles

that's the whole ball of wax

that's water under the bridge

the acorn doesn't fall far from the tree

the apple doesn't fall far from the tree

the ball is in your court

the belle of the ball

the best thing since little apples

the big picture

the bigger they are the harder they fall

the blind leading the blind

the blind leading the dumb/naked

the bottom line.

the buck stops here

the butler did it

the cat's meow

the cat's pajamas

the cat's whiskers (English version of 'the cat's meow')

the cream of the crop

the devil is always ready to rock the cradle of the saint who sleeps

the devil is in the details

The devil made me do it

the devil must be beating his wife

the die is cast

the dog ate my homework

the drowning death

the early bird gets the worm

THE EARTH MOVED

the emperor wears no clothes

the end justifies the means

the everyman

the exception that proves the rule

the eyes are the mirrors (windows) of (to) the soul

the fatal shooting death

the fickle finger of fate

THE FINAL ANALYSIS

the full monty

the girl next door

The glass of the mirror simply melted away!

the glove don't make the ball player!

the gospel truth

the grass is always greener on the other side

the greatest thing since sliced bread

the hand that rocks the cradle

the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world

the hands of time

the last rose of summer

the last straw

the last straw

the lesser of two evils

the light at the end of the tunnel

the light's on but nobody's home

the living daylights

the long arm of the law

the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away

the lord moves in mysterious ways

the lowest on the totem pole

the luck of the draw

the meek shall inherit the earth

the melting pot

the more the merrier

the more things change, the more they stay the same

the more we learn, the less we know

the nail that sticks up gets hammered down

the night is young and so are we

the old ball and chain

the old gray mare just ain't what she used to be

the one that got away

The one who makes no mistakes does none of the work

the only difference between women and girls is the price of their pearls

the only people I trust are you and me, and I am not too sure about you!

the only thing to fear is fear itself

the pen is mightier than the sword

the pick of the litter

the place was crawling with cops (hookers, something)

the platter was better than the meat

the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow

the prodigal son returns

the proof is in the pudding

the quiet before the storm

THE REAL MCCOY

the rich get richer and the poor get poorer

The road to ruin (hell) is paved with good intentions

The road to success is always under construction

THE SAME OLD STORY

The sharper is the berry, the sweeter is the wine

the shoes on the other foot now

the show must go on

the sky's the limit

the south shall rise again

the squeaky wheel gets the grease

the straw that broke the camel's back

the stronger the breeze the stronger the trees

the strongest steel is cast in the hottest fire

The strongest winds blow on the highest mountains

The sun in your eyes made some of the lies worth believing

the tables are turned

the tail that wagged the dog

the tale of the tape

the tide's beginning to turn

the truth hurts

The truth is just as meaningful as the lie

the twilight years

The waiting is the hardest part

the way to a man's heart is through his stomach

the whole kit and caboodle

the whole shootin' match

The world goes to candied yams when I don’t do this first

them's fightin' words (Bugs to Yosemite)

There are lies, damned lies and statistics

There are no words for emptiness

There are plenty more fish in the sea

there are starving children in Africa

there but for the grace of God go I

there for the taking

There is a light at the end of the tunnel

There is harmony in disharmony

There is no comfort in the truth

There is nothing to fear but fear itself

there may be snow on the roof, but there's fire in the belly

There must be a reason

there now, that wasn't so bad, was it?

there ought to be a law against that

There will be another one

There will come a day when all the work is finished or when it is too late to finish it

there'll be hell to pay

there's a first time for everything

there's a God and I'm not him

there's a sucker born every minute

there's more than one fish in the sea.

there's more than one way to skin a cat

there's more where that came from

there's no honor among thieves

there's no such thing as a free lunch

there's no time like the present

there's one in every crowd

there's only two things certain in life death and taxes

there's something fishy about that

there's something I've been meaning to tell you

THESE THINGS HAPPEN

They are (he/she is) not alone.

they gave him carte blanche

they threw the book at him

they're getting hitched

they're jumping the broomstick

they're like two peas in a pod

they're so poor they'd steal candied yams from a chicken.

thick as a brick

thick as glue/paste

thick as mud

thick as pea soup

thicker than blood

thin as six o'clock

thin as water

things are not always as they seem

third times a charm

THIRD TIME'S THE CHARM

this could be the start of something big

THIS DAY AND AGE

this hurts me worse than it does you

This is a process of eliminating options

this is for the birds

THIS POINT IN TIME

This too, shall pass

this town's not big enough for the two of us

those who have, get

three sheets to the wind

THREE STRIKES AND YOU'RE OUT

threw a curve ball

threw up my hands (in concession/in disgust)

through hell or high water

THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE

throw a fit

throw caution to the wind

throw in the towel

throw out the baby with the bath water

throwing caution to the wind

throwing out the baby with the bathwater

throwing the baby out with the bath water

tickle the ivories

tickled pink

tied up right now

tighter than a drum

tightlipped

till the cows come home

TILL THE FAT LADY SINGS

Timber!

TIME AND TIME AGAIN

time flies when you're having fun

time heals all wounds

Time is a cure

time is money

time is of the essence

time is up

time on my hands

time stands still

time to pay the piper

time waits for no man

time will tell

time-honored

timing is everything

tin ear

tingling with anticipation

tit for tat

to assume makes an ASS out of U and ME

to be honest with you

To be or not to be

to cry wolf

to each his own

TO ERR IS HUMAN

to err is human, to forgive divine

to feather your nest

to lie down with lions

to live from hand to mouth

to tell you the truth

TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE

to the victor go the spoils

to the victor goes the spoils

Today is the first day of the rest of your life

toe the line

Tomorrow is another day

Tomorrow, no one will remember

TONGUE-IN-CHEEK

too close for comfort.

too little too late

Too many chiefs and not enough Indians

too many cooks in the kitchen

too many cooks spoil the broth.

too poor to paint and too proud to whitewash

too rich for my blood

toodles

took me to the cleaners

took off like a bat out of hell

took off like a shot

tooth and nail

top of the morning

torn asunder

TOUCH OF BLARNEY

touche

touchy feelie

tough act to follow

tough as leather

tough as nails

tow the line

TRADITIONAL FAMILY VALUES

train of thought

treated like a dog

tree-lined streets (especially quiet ones)

TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS

tried and true

TRIED AND TRUE

trip the light fantastic

trouble with a capital `T'

TRUE BLUE

Truth is nothing but a feeling that something is true

Truth is relative

truth is stranger than fiction

try as I might

try your hand at something

trying to put a square peg in a round hole

turn over a new leaf

turn the other cheek

twice as nice

twice as strong as an ox and half as smart

twiddling your thumbs

twist of fate

TWISTS AND TURNS

two birds with one stone

two cans short of six pack.

two hairs past the freckle, eastern elbow time.

two heads are better than one

two is company, three is a crowd

two left feet

two of a kind

two sides of the same coin

two wrongs don't make a right

two's company, three's a crowd

U is part of US

ugly as a mud fence

ugly as sin

unbeknownst to me/him

under my skin

under the gun

UNDER THE GUN

UNDER THE SAME ROOF

under the sauce

under the table

under the weather

UNDERSTATED ELEGANCE

UNEXPECTED TWIST

unlucky at cards, lucky in love

up a creek without a paddle

UP HIS SLEEVE

up one side and down the other

UP THE CREEK

UP THE WRONG TREE

up to his ears in trouble

upsy-daisy/oopsy-daisy

used to death

useless as a pocket in a pair of underpants

useless as a screen door on a submarine

useless as tits on a bull

variety is the spice of life

VERY REAL CONCERN

VIEW WITH ALARM

Vini, Vidi, Vici

voicing concern

wait and see

wait-and-see attitude

Waiting always lasts long

waiting for the other shoe to drop

waiting in the wings

waiting with baited breath

wake the dead

wake up and smell the coffee

waking up on the wrong side of the bed

waking up with the chickens

walk softly and carry a big stick

walking on air

walking on eggshells

walking on sunshine

walking on thin ice

want my place in the sun

war-torn (-ravaged, etc.)

WAS MY FACE RED

wash your mouth out with soap

waste not, want not

watch and wait

watching the clock

water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink

way to go Einstein!

we all have our crosses to bear

We are all alone

We are each the keepers of our own soul

we can put a man on the moon but we can't...

weak as a baby

wearing nothin' but his birthday suit

wearing the big girlie blouse (Australian)

wears his/her heart on his/her sleeve

weather the storm

WEB OF INTRIGUE

WEEK OF SUNDAYS

Welcome to ...

welcome to the club

we'll cross that bridge when we come to it

well frost my cookies

well how do you like *them* apples?

well I'll be a monkeys uncle

we'll jump that fence when we get to it

well pinch my toes and call me a jelly doughnut

well slap the dog & spit on the fire

well this is a fine how do you do

Well, at least I know that I am capable of... (beating wife, getting drunk, etc.).

Well, at least I tried

well, duh

well, I'll be

well, spank my ass and call me Judy

wellspring of ...

went belly up

went over like a lead balloon

went storming off in a huff

went through the roof

we're going to burn the midnight oil

we're gonna tie one on tonight

we're not in Kansas anymore

we're really going to town

we're sitting ducks

were you born in a barn?

wet behind the ears

we've hit paydirt

WHAT A BUMMER

what a tangled web we weave...

what a way to go

what are you stewing about?

What began as ... turned into...

what crawled up your butt and died?

what does that have to do with the price of rice/tea in china

what doesn't kill us makes us stronger

what ever flips your switch.

what goes around comes around

what goes up must come down

What he/she/they didn't know was that...

what in tarnation

what is this, the Spanish Inquisition/20 questions?

what on earth is wrong with me (you)?

WHAT THE DICKENS

WHAT THE HECK/HELL

what will be will be

what you see is what you get

whatcha-ma-callit/thingamajigger

whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger

whatever floats your boat

whatever melts your butter

whatever tickles your fancy

whatever turns you on....

what's a little ______ among friends

what's cookin' good lookin'?

what's done is done

what's going down?

what's good for the goose is good for the gander

WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE

what's stuck in your craw?

what's that got to do with the price of eggs in chicago

WHEELER-DEALER

when all is said and done

When at first you don't succeed, try try again

When God gives you lemons, make lemonade

when hell freezes over

When in doubt, consult your inner child

when in Rome, do as the Romans do

When it rains, it pours

when life gives you lemons make lemonade

when pigs fly

when push comes to shove

when the cat's away, the mice will play

when the chips are down

When the going gets tough, the tough gets going

When the pony dies, the ride is over

when the candied yams hits the fan

when the tide goes out the rocks begin to show

When the work is done, I will have time for myself

When you are not strong, you must be smart

when you gotta go, you gotta go

when you start picking out people you start leaving people out

when you're boarding out the boat, you don't bother to paint it

where do you draw the line?

where do you hang your hat?

where the rubber meets the road

where there's smoke there's fire

Where's the Beef?

Whew!

while away the hours

While the tailor rests, the needle rusts. (Swedish)

whistle in the dark

white as a ghost

white as a sheet

white as bone

white as snow

white stuff, the (usually dumped on a

Who cares about reasoning anyway

who could forget

who died and left you the boss?

who died and made him king (God)?

WHO HAS EVERYTHING

who peed in your cornflakes?

who pissed in your Cheerios?

Whoever dies with the most toys wins

WHOLE BALL OF WAX

WHOLE HOG

why do today what you can put off 'til tomorrow

why don't we all chip in

wide as the sea

WILD OATS

will miracles never cease

will wonders never cease

Willy Nilly

WIMP

WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE

win one for the gipper

winning isn't everything

Wisdom is not truth

WISDOM OF THE AGES

wish on a star

wishful thinking

with an iron fist

with one hand tied behind my back

With visions of redemption, I walk against the crowd

WITHOUT BENEFIT OF CLERGY

WOLF AT THE DOOR

women and children first!

women/men, can't live with'em, can't live without'em

wonder of wonders

WORDS FAIL

WORK LIKE A DOG

world weary

Worse things happen at sea

WORST NIGHTMARE

worthless as tits on a boar

wouldn't kick her(him) outta bed for eatin' crackers

wouldn't weigh ten pounds wet carrying a mule

WRONG SIDE OF THE BED

YEARS YOUNG

YELLOW JOURNALISM

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

you bet your boots

you better believe it!

you better straighten up and fly right

you can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar

you can dish it out, but you sure can't take it

you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink

you can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think

you can never be too rich or too blonde

you can pick your friends and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose.

you can tell the men from the boys by the price of their toys

you can't get blood from a turnip

You can't have it all

you can't have your cake and eat it too

you can't judge a book by its cover

You can't learn to swim without getting in the water.

you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear

you can't put anything past her

you can't run a jackass in the derby and expect to win

you can't squeeze blood out of a turnip

you can't take it with you

you can't teach an old dog new tricks

You can't tell a book by its outside cover

you could hear a mouse piss on cotton

you could knock me over with a feather

you could put your eye out

you done bumped your head!

you don't know what's in the pickle barrel till you take the lid off.

you drive me crazy

you drive me nuts

you drive me up a wall

You get nothing for free

you get what you give

you got your just desserts

you gotta put your foot down

you have to break a few eggs to make an omelet

you have to separate the chaff from the wheat

you have to stand for something or you'll fall for anything

you hit the nail on the head

YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY

you lie like a dog

you lie like a rug

you look as if you've seen a ghost

you made your bed, now you gotta lie in it

you make a better door than a window

you must be out of your mind

You must row with the oars that you have.(Swedish)

you only hurt the one you love

you only live once

you reap what you sow

you say potayto, I say potahto.

You see? I told you I was sick!

You throw filth on the living and flowers on the dead.

you wash my back, I'll wash yours

you win some you lose some

you'd complain if you were hung with a new rope.

You'll find your way to heaven, I'll meet you when you are there

you'll know it when you see it

YOUNG AND FOOLISH

young, dumb and full of ,uh, ... rum

your ass is grass

your place or mine

you're all wet

you're dead meat

you're driving me insane

you're off your rocker

you're the gleam in your father's eye

YUPPIE

Zero is sometimes better than nothing

 

 

 

 

Zip it! :D

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