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    Posted: 17 Sep 2014 at 10:19
In the English language there are many expressions in common use which, on first hearing, make no sense at all. But deeper thought reveals a level of common sense.

I like the one ,"Better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick."

It's meaning, when some ill befalls you, is that you could be worse off.

There are many others and I invite members to submit sayings that they've heard, just a bit of fun.
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Idioms. Cool!

Here is some Southern Idioms

- As easy as sliding off a greasy log backward. (very easy)
- Barking up the wrong tree. (you are wrong)
- Do go on. (you must be joking)
- Don't count your chickens until they hatch. (first know the results)
- Don't let the tail wag the dog. (the cheif is in charge, not the Indians)
- Either fish or cut bait. (work or make way for those who will)
- Go hog wild. (have a good time)
- Go off half-cocked. (have only half the facts)
- Have no axe to grind. (no strong opinion)
- In high cotton. (rising up in society)
- Sun don't shine on the same dog's tail all the time. (you'll get what you deserve)
- Two shakes of a sheep's tail. (done quickly)
- Well, shut my mouth. (shocked and speechless)



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Thanks Panther.

Here's a couple more-

The straw that broke the camels back-once too often.

I have a dog in that fight-I have an opinion on....

Needle in a haystack-something difficult to find.

Pee or get off the pot-do something or move along and let someone else do it.
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No problem . Unfortunately my computer is running slow, so i have to post the link: 15 English Idioms
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Originally posted by Panther Panther wrote:

No problem . Unfortunately my computer is running slow, so i have to post the link: 15 English Idioms



I like it.

The saying about "Bob's your Uncle" has been paraphrased into "Snip, snip and Bobs your Auntie".
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1. One the other hand-opposing viewpoint.

2. Just between you and me-not to be repeated (but usually is).

3. As busy as a one armed Bosnian Bricklayer-obvious.

4. WTF?- needs qualification (is that?) (was that?)

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The usual. and always justified, comment on authority in the UK - 'They couldn't run a piss-up in a brewery'.   I also like 'as cold as charity'.
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