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5 years ago

I just closed our old thread.  If you want to continue, here is  your chance.  Here is the link to the old thread in case you need to make a point with a colorful phrase, you can find them there!

http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=47&pst=1673588&reply=1#1676240

I had a mental list of about 5, but I think the anesthesia wiped them out.  They will come back (I hope).

Sugar

5 years ago

I had a few in my mind yesterday and forgot them.

Wherever the chips may fall.

5 years ago

Let the goodtimes roll!

5 years ago

Just heard this from a friend. Ben Franklin said: In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is Freedom. In water there is bacteria.  So I'm doing my part by drinking wine & beer!

5 years ago

Sandi, I absolutely love that!  Gave me a much needed chuckle.

5 years ago

Here's a new one I have been hearing.

An Etch-a-Sketch moment!

And an old one, I'm gonna kick your butt up one side and down the other!

As sorry as a two dollar watch!

Slick  as an eel!

don't get sick at this one.  Slicker than snot on a doorknob!

Sugar

5 years ago

That aint didly squat

5 years ago

A watched pot never boils! glad you liked my Ben Franklin Cindy!  You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink!

5 years ago

Your time is the greatest gift you can give to someone. 

Better to give than to receive. 

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

The eyes are the windows of the soul. 

The love of money is the root of all evil. 

Birds of a feather, flock together. 

5 years ago

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. 

5 years ago

A lion will not betray his wife, But a Tiger Wood!

5 years ago

Good ones, good ones this morning!  Here is an oldie and has probably already been posted, but it is worth showing again....

Where there's a will, there's a way.

A closed mouth gathers no shoes.

Forgive enemies, it messes with their heads!

Sugar

5 years ago

Insanity is hereditary you get it from your kids!

5 years ago

Busier than a fart in a skillet. I can say that can't I?

5 years ago

Sandi Never heard that one....

Ask and you shall receive.

Knock and the door will be opened.

seek and you shall find

Don't rock the boat

Don't bite the hand that feeds you

5 years ago

Sandi, how about busier than a fart in a windstorm?

Don't name a cow you plan to eat

When the cows come  home.

I had a really good one while I was walking the dog, but it is gone.  I am going to start carrying a little notebook.

I want to use more and more of these in my speech.  They are so colorful.

Sugar

my gran used to say
5 years ago

'marry an old man and polish the stairs!'

5 years ago

That sounds like someone that got some good insurance.

When the wind blows

Sugar, I don't know about a farts activity in the wind, but someone in Church does some farting, and then she fans it my way. I don't know if she is the guilty party or not.

Colorful Phrases
5 years ago

Don't know if these have been used before but here goes.

Preaching to the choir.

Make sure all bases are covered.

Take care and y'all have a fantastic day.

Colorful Phrases
5 years ago

Here's another. I got this from a friend who had e-mailed me in response to something I sent her.

"Unless she/he pulls some fab out of her/his hat."

5 years ago

never poke your ear with anything smller than your elbow. Don't sweat the petty  stuff and  don't pet sweaty stuff!

5 years ago

I hear and i forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand!

5 years ago

open mouth, insert foot

5 years ago

everything has beauty but not everyone see's it.

5 years ago

A stitch in time saves nine.    >^..^<

5 years ago

Did someone use  'beauty in the eye of the beholder'?  And I have heard this one some time in my life, but forget when and where.

'took off like Moody's goose'.  There has to be a story behind that one.  

I have got to carry a little notebook to jot these down as I think of them.  I know there have been 2 or 3 I wanted to share in the last week.

Now, I think we should start using some of these in our talk.  Just think how much more colorful we will be!

Sugar

5 years ago

Sugar we might be colorful but people would look at us shake their head and walk away!

5 years ago

Remember "Politicians and Diapers should be changed often and for the same reason"

5 years ago

Sandy, I love that one...and it's so true!!!

How about: "three sheets to the wind" or "two short of a six-pack". lol

5 years ago

Always be your self because the people that matter don't mind..and the one's that mind don't matter!

5 years ago

I don't think so Sandi.  I use many such phrases in my real life any way.  I enjoy the phrases and they are so apt on many occasions.  Like ...

A day late and a dollar short.

Not worth a hill of beans.

It's no use to cry over spilt milk.

Throwing the cat in with the pidgeons.

I bet you all don't realize how many you already know and use.  Listen as you are becoming aware

5 years ago

Life isn't tie with a bow-- but it's still a gift!

5 years ago

My mom used to say this " don't make me come in there!"

5 years ago

That's the way the cookie crumbles

This goes along with Sugar's spilt milk

(mmmmm, cookies n milk)

5 years ago

Cindy They gotta be oreo's!

5 years ago

I'm so busy i don't know whether I foun a rope or lost my horse!

5 years ago

I haven't seen you in a little bit.

My nose itches, someone is coming with a hole in their britches.

left eye itches you will cry

right eye itches you will laugh until you cry

Left hand itches you'll hold money

right hand itches you'll spend money

lazy dog days of summer

5 years ago

Virginia most of those sayings are new to me! Thanks for sharing them!



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5 years ago

aint no flies on Andy`

5 years ago

put that in your pipe and smoke it

5 years ago

Sometimes I laugh so hard tears run down my leg!   If your gonna act like a turd go lay in the yard!

5 years ago

s-hit in your hat and pull it over your head.

They are like 3 peas in a pod.

when hell freezes over.

5 years ago

There's more fish in the sea...

5 years ago

break a leg

5 years ago

Two chips short of a cookie, one crayon short of a box, and not the sharpest tool in the shed are a few of my faves lol

5 years ago

Goodness, you guys are great!  You make me laugh.  Some good ones tonight!  Keep  up the good work.  I wonder how many there are?  Thousands for sure and that's just in one language!  Any of you bilinqua people, share a few but be sure to translate! 

I do have a small notepad to start jotting them down as I think of them.  Just a key word will work I am sure.  I just have to remember to put it in my pocket.

And speaking of pockets, have any of you noticed there are no pockets to speak of in pants now?  Every time I go shopping just for fun I check the pockets.  If they are 2 inches deep that would be a miracle.  What use are pants if they don't have pockets?  I carry every thing in my pockets when I walk.  Phone, bottle water, keys and ID.  I don't want to carry a purse or a fanny pack.  And speaking of fanny packs, I was at an outlet mall today and I looked at a fanny pack.  It wasn't made very useful.  It had one zipper and then just an open space.  No separate, safe place for ID or money and if  you were to open it most probably everything would fall out.  While closing up I noticed the price tag.  It looked cheap.  It was, are you ready for this? $135 on sale!!!!  I almost had a heart attack.  I am glad I didn't drop it.  And another thing I have noticed.  Skinny, young girls wear tops that look like a maternity top.  Pregnant women wear skin tight tops.  That seems a little reversed to me.  Well enough, I digress.  It's because I went shopping with a friend today.  I bought a new potato peeler and a small bag of cookies.  The last of the big spenders.  The cookies are good.

Happy Saturday night!

Sugar

5 years ago

A pretty kettle of fish

Up the old wah-zoo

hotter than a firecracker

higher than a kite

a witch's brew

a smoking gun

odder than a $3 bill

He's a rotten egg

And guys, there is still more to come!  I had about a dozen early this morning and this is all I remember now.

Sugar

5 years ago

Sugar I really dislike fanny packs! I have enough of a fanny without adding a pack to it!

When I was working (in publishing) I carried a tote every day. It held my purse, thermal carafe of coffee, lunch, and usually a book and other odds and ends. Now that I don't commute to work I almost never carry a purse. I carry a little wristlet (that's what Vera Bradley calls it). It hangs on my wrist and holds my drivers license, credit cards, cash and business cards. I went from mega to mini!.

5 years ago

Hi Karen.  I don't wear my fanny pack on my fanny.  Just on my side.  I go into deep woods and when I don't have cargo pants or cargo type shorts on I like a fanny pack to keep keys, phone, ID and a little change in it.  It works great for that. 

I am gone, on my way down to the river.  I plan on wading in it and hope Chewy will too.  I will soon find out.

Sugar

5 years ago

I love purses.  I have all sizes, styles and colors.  Karen, I often carry just a wristlet.  Love them.  And I absolutely LOVE VERA BRADLEY bags!  Do you have a favorite Vera Bradley pattern, Karen?  Mine is the Ellie Blue! 

5 years ago

My favorite was a black and brown pattern I think was called Mocha. I have a messerger bag in that pattern as well as placemats and napkins! It has been retired. I have four or five other Vera Bradley bags in different colors/patterns. They are so great! They can complete any outfit.



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5 years ago

Is Vera Bradley the purses made out of quilted, colorful materials?  I never remember names of any thing, but that name rings a bell.

Sugar

bilingual sayings
5 years ago

In Wales, we have a weather saying

'Mae hi'n bwrwhen gwragedd a phen' - or, 'it's raining old women and sticks!'

5 years ago

Yes, Vera Bradley is quilted mterial and beautiful vivid patterns. They're addictive!

Thanks Jez for our first bilingual saying!

5 years ago

Take a peek, Sugar.  You might become addicted to Vera Bradley, too! 

http://www.verabradley.com/

5 years ago

Hopefully, these aren't repeats....

If brains were dynamite, he'd be dangerous.

If you had a brain, you'd be dangerous. 

5 years ago

I can't clean because I get distracted by all the cool stuff  I find!

5 years ago

If a bee had your brain it would fly backwards!!

No way on God's green earth!

Shinier than a new penny~

Hotter than blue blazes~

Hotter than a pepper sprout~

Repeats are A-OK.  I don't mind them at all, in fact I probably can't remember if they are repeats.  I think I have repeated myself acouple of times.  I don't mind if you don't mind.

I did look at those Vera purses for a fanny pack, but no luck.  They are pretty. 

5 years ago

Mind your own bee's wax.  crack a smile.

5 years ago

All over but the crying.

Sugar

5 years ago

Have we got , it's not over until the fat lady sings?

Sugar

5 years ago

Whoever said money can't buy happiness hasn't retired yet!

5 years ago

Well, shut my mouth!

Shut the front door

5 years ago

Scratch a cat and you will have a permanent job.      ( stripes likes it under the chin, top of head)

5 years ago

Cast in stone.

working like a beaver.

Lower than a snake's belly.

Sugar

5 years ago

Does a bear sh_t in the woods?

Sugar

my gran also used to say
5 years ago

'now that explains Poland!' (don't ask me, I have no idea what it means!)

5 years ago

I've reached the age when happy hour is a nap.

5 years ago

Sandi, I believe I reached that age several years ago!  

5 years ago

I  hear you Betty.   Yours till the cows come home!

5 years ago

Did you ever notice: The Romam Numeral for Forty(40) is XL...  Did you ever Notice: When you put the words 'The' and 'Irs' together it spells 'Theirs'...

5 years ago

"It don't make no nevermind"

5 years ago

Good ones Sandi!

We probably already used this one,

No good deed goes unpunished!  That is a truism.  I did a good deed adopting Mouse and now he is 'driving me crazy'.  He is worse than Chewy and I thought no one could be as bad as he is.  By the way he lost 2 pounds in 3 weeks.  He is down to 45 pounds.  Fifteen to go.  Wish him luck.  I think Mouse found those 2 pounds.  Both Rosie, due to a medical condition, and Tom due to old age need several small meals a day.  Mouse doesn't need all this food.  He is gaining weight fast.  If I am not careful he will be another Kenny.  Kenny is okay now, but it took a year and a half to get him back to a decent weight.  I didn't want to starve him to lose weight.  We did it slowly.

Chewy and Mouse are 'sneakier than a snake'.  And speaking of snakes, I haven't seen hide, nor hair, nor scale of Shirley Snake.  I think she moved on to safer hunting grounds.

Sugar

5 years ago

Time cures all ills.

Sugar

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