A rich exercise in language. We are compiling a set of old sayings that we heard (continually) growing up in our respective homes and cultures. Eventually we will categorize them according to who said them most in our families. We have begun to recognize that we speak in similar ways- in idioms, aphorisms, allusions, maxims, phraseology, adages, sayings, dictums,  proverbs, and rarely say anything without the inclusion of at least a few of these.  Just when we can't think of any more,  the floodgates open (see what I mean?)


There may be some repeats at this time...


1.     You can't get blood from a turnip.

2.     What's that got to do with the price of tea in China

3.     I'm not asleep I was resting my eyes.

4.     More---than you can shake a stick at.

5.     Look what the cats have drug up.

6.     He was deader than a doornail.

7.     A stitch in time saves nine

8.     Were you born in a pigsty?

9.     I'll give you the long and short of it.

10.   You've got a long row to hoe.

11.   How's the weather up there?

12.   That's enough to strangle a horse.

13.   I'll do that when pigs fly.

14.   I bit off more than I can chew.

15.   It's between you, me and the fence post.

16.   It's gonna come a gully washer.

17.   Don't buy a pig in a poke.

18.   Wild horses couldn't drag it out of me.

19.   I don't trust him as far as I can throw him.

20.   Go that way 10 miles as the crow flies.

21.   The jig is up.

22.   He's a wolf in sheep's clothing.

23.   Don't toot your own horn.

24.   He'll soon be talking out of the other side of his mouth.

25.   She's playing possum. (Pretending to sleep)

26.   It was root hog or die

27.   Don't let him get your goat. (Embarrass you)

28.   She's no spring chicken.

29.   Look at him strut like a rooster.

30.   As mad as a banty rooster

31.   The cat's out of the bag.

32.   Get off your high horse.

33.   You're as crazy as a June bug.

34.   Let bygones be bygones.

35.   You can't teach an old dog new tricks.

36.   You can't make me holler uncle.

37.   The two of them can't gee. (Can't get along)

38.   There's more than one way to skin a cat.

39.   Still water runs deep.

40.   I've got other fish to fry.

41.   Don't beat a dead horse.

42.   Don't blow your stack!

43.   I'll be there come hell or high water.

44.   I'll  make you eat your words.

45.   You ran that one in the ground. (Talked to much)

46.   Don't bust a gut. (Get to excited)

47.   Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.

48.   The fat's in the fire.

49.   You'd forget your head if it wasn't fastened on.

50.   You can't see the forest for the trees.

51.   That's a mouthful if I ever heard one.

52.   I wouldn't believe him if he swore on a stack of Bibles.

53.   He's old as Methusela.

54.   He has the patience of Job.

55.   He's sly as a fox.

56.   I'll be there if the Good Lords willing and the creek don't rise.

57.   He's into it head over heels.

58.   Dressed up like a Baptist Preacher

59.   She has on her Sunday go to meeting clothes.

60.   He was flying down the road like a bat out of hell.

61.   The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

62.   I'll turn you over my knee

63.   The boogieman will come and get you.

64.   Come on in and take a load off your feet.

65.   Ya'll come back and see us sometime.

66.   He has a yellow streak down his back a mile wide.

67.   That hen rules the roost.

68.   Like a fox in the hen house

69.   That's just sour grapes.

70.   It will all come out in the wash.

71.   Hold your horses.

72.   Two many cooks in the kitchen will spoil the broth.

73.   Ask me no questions and I'll tell you no lies.

74.   Like a fly to honey

75.   You better watch out, old scratch will get you.

76.   Give him tit for tat.

77.   You've got me between a rock and a hard place.

78.   Have you come to see how the poor folks live?

79.   She wears the pants in that family.

80.   What she says goes in one ear and out the other.

81.   He's a chip off the old block.

82.   Has the cat got your tongue?

83.   You can put that where the sun don't shine.

84.   They treat me like a red headed step child.

85.   Put up or shut up.

86.   Put your money where your mouth is.

87.   The truth will out.

88.   Listen to him cuss a blue streak.

89.   It never rains but it pours.

90.   He's as mean as a rattle snake.

91.   She's smart as a whip.

92.   They are a rag tag bunch.

93.   She's cute as the dickens.

94.   He has her in his back pocket.

95.   He's hen pecked.

96.   now that's higher than a cat's back

97.   it's clabbering up to rain

98.   He's as poor as Job's turkey

99.   This thang is plum whompered-jawed

100."I'm between the devil and the deep blue sea."

101."Jumpy as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs."

102.You won't learn that any farther up the creek".

103."Madder than an old wet hen."

104."Ah, the Dickens and Tom Walker."

105."She acts like she's got ants in her pants."

106."Slower than molasses in January."

107."He's like a dog with a bone."

108."Lord willing and the creek don't rise."

109."I'm going to jerk a knot in your tail".

110."I'm as happy as a pig in slop."

111.What a crackerjack!

112.That thing's all catty-whonkus

113.As common as common can be

114.Stop that tomfoolery

115.I was up the creek without a paddle

116.Madder than a hatter

117.Watch out or you'll be pushing up daisies.

118.That's the straw that broke the camel's back

119.Wilder than a billy goat

120.Don't let em get your goat.

121.Like a fish out of water

122.Damned if I do and damned if I don't

123.In it up to my neck

124.Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me

125.Love like it's going out of style

126.Separate the wheat from the chaff

127.Don't cry over spilt milk

128.Don't be a crybaby

129.Would you like a little cheese with that whine?

130.This is a fine kettle of fish

131.We're hot-footin' it around

132.Get off'n my case

133.My back's against the wall

134.No mun, no fun

135.Some stumps you have to plow around

136.Stop flip flopping

137.Don't waste your breath

138.Time flies when you're having fun

139.Don't make a big stink about it

140.She has a bee in her bonnet

141.I've got to get off this merry-go-round

142.Get out of the rat race cause the rats are winning

143.A rolling stone gathers no moss

144.He's built like a brick outhouse

145.He's all hot and bothered

146.Has the cat got your tongue?

147.Nervous as a cat on a hot tin roof

148.He's as straight as an arrow

149.That thing is all cattywonkus

150.That thing is all williewonkus

151.Gonna reap what you sow, more than you sow, later than you sow

152.You're going to eat your words

153.You're going to have to pay the piper

154.You're going to dance to a different tune

155.He'll get what's coming to him

156.You'll get your come-uppance

157.There'll be a day a comin'

158.We're going up around the bend

159.The gang's all here!

160.There's a fly in the ointment

161.He's got air between his ears

162.Birds of a feather flock together

163.Heavens to Murgatroyd!

164.He's like a bad penny- he always turns up.

165.We need to put some meat on those bones

166.You need to get your ducks in a row

167.Count your blessings day by day

168.Soft as a baby's bottom

169.Don't open up that can of worms

170.He's wise as an old owl

171.She's giving him the cold shoulder

172.The apple didn't drop far from the tree

173.It's colder n hell

174.She's meaner than a snake

175.Let's dance till the cows come home

176.I'm going to box your ears

177.Come hell or high water

178.Wear your waders, it's getting deep

179.I'm up to my neck in laundry

180. It's like a Chinese laundry in here

181.The jury is still out on that

182.She's stubborn as an old mule

183.He went up salt river

184.Is is bigger than a bread basket?

185.Your barn door's open

186.She's wider than a barn

187.Couldn't hit the side of a barn

188.She's as smart as a tack

189.He's as bright as a burnt out lightbulb

190.She's silly as a goose

191.Money can't buy happiness

192.You can't take it with you

193.It's sink or swim

194.Here today and gone tomorrow

195.Easy come, easy go

196.Money disappeared into thin air

197.He's not just whistlin' Dixie

198.She's whistling in the dark

199. He's a brown noser

200.Like a bull in a china shop

201.Tippecanoe and Tyler too

202.They are as thick as thieves

203.He's rob you blind

204.My get up and go just got up and went

205.Don't make promised you can't keep

206.That thunder is just God's tater wagons turning over

207.He's drumming up trouble

208.Jimmy crack corn and I don't care

209.About as useful as a screendoor on a submarine

210.That and a nickel will get you a cup of coffee

211.What this country needs is a damn good depression

212.There's light at the end of the tunnel

213.A penny saved is a penny earned

214. A penny for your thoughts

215.Children should be seen and not heard

216.Like a wiggle worm in hot ashes

217.Like two peas in a pod

218.Goes together like peas and carrots

219.There are too many chiefs and not enough Indians around here

220.You couldn't suit her if your life depended on it

221.Like a bat out of hell

222. Like rats off a sinking ship

223.Better get while the gettin' is good

224.Batten down the hatches, full steam ahead

225.Don't take any wooden nickels

226.Not worth a continental

227.Not worth a grain of salt

228.He didn't have one thin dime

229.It's not whether you win or lose it's how you play the game

230. Finder's keepers, losers, weepers

231.When you fall off a horse you have to get back in the saddle

232.It can be here today and gone tomorrow

233.There's nothing worse than a welcher

234.Don't be an Indian giver

235.Remember in life there are no guarantees

236.Don't wear your heart on your sleeve

237.He couldn't find his way out of a paper bag

238.He'll soon be pushing up daisies

239.You'd better knock on wood

240.Always a day late and a dollar short

241.A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

242.He hasn't got the sense God gave a goose

243.He hasn't got the sense God gave a woodpecker

244.You bet your bottom dollar

245. Down to the last pea in the dish

246.He hasn't got a pot to pee in

247.Same to ya.

248.I declare as I live and breathe

249.Bless my soul

250.Bless her little pea pickin' heart

251.Monkey see, monkey do

252.That'll happen when pigs fly

253.Hand me that Thingamabob

254.It's a Dooma –flotchey

255. No this is a Thingamajig

256.It'll be a cold day in hell when I apologize

257.She's driving me nuts

258.Jumpin Jehosaphat!

259.Great minds think alike

260.He has one screw loose

261.She is in a snit.

262.One wheels loose and the other's draggin

263.My wagon's draggin'

264.See what the long and the short of it is

265.One card short of a full deck

266.Sweeter than candy

267.Too old to cut the mustard

268.Heard anything worth repeatin'?

269.Keep this girl fed and you'll never have any trouble out of her

270. She's a Jabberwocky

271.He's a blabbermouth

272.Not for love nor money

273.It takes two to tango

274.Two's company  and three's a crowd.

275.Now the fat is in the fire

276.Out of the frying pan and into the fire

277.I am fair to middlin'

278.Take an old cold tater and wait

279.I don't give a hoot nor a holler

280.That's a fine how do you do

281.There's another fine mess you've got me into

282.One time shame on you the second time shame on me

283.Now ain't that a crying`shame?

284.The world in going to the dogs

285.The bigger they are the harder they fall

286.Friends are few and far between

287.He's lost his marbles

288.Out of sight  out of mind

289.You're going down the wrong track

290.Better late than never

291.A stitch in time saves nine

292.I'm so busy I met myself coming and going

293.Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today

294.It's just a hop, skip, and a jump from here

295.Better you than me

296.Over there down yonder

297.Way down yonder in the paupau patch

298.She's high as a kite

299.She's skinny as a rail

300.Go take a hike

301.Don't step on a crack or you'll break your mother's back.

302.He is true blue.

303.A man's word is his bond.

304.He has more .than Carter has liver pills

305.He has more .than Carter has oats.

306.Lord, have murder.

307.He is as good as gold.

308.Good gravy!

309.No grass grows under my feet, big boy.

310.For Pete's sake!

311.Crooked as a barrel of snakes.

312.She looks like a million bucks.

313.More fun than  a barrel of monkeys.

314.Me and Old Willie will get er done.

315.See you later, alligator, after while, crocodile.

316.He is the salt of the earth.

317.Once in a blue moon.

318.He was deader than a doornail.

319.I'm going to hit the hay.

320.Glad you got to talk to me.

321.We're on an even keel now.

322.I'll give you a nickel if you'll get me a cup of coffee.

323.Every man puts his pants on the same way- one leg at a time.

324.Don't ever do anything in the dark you'd be ashamed of in the light.

325.If you have one good friend in this world consider yourself blessed.

326.The only thing you can take with you is your character.

327.Two heads are better than one.

328.Glad to see your back.

329.You make your bed and then you have to sleep in it.

330.Have a little who shot John? (liquor)

331.Good night and good riddance!

332.Good night, Irene.

333.Trust is the hardest thing to get and the easiest thing to lose.

334.I was all dressed up and no place to go.

335.You sure are all duded up.

336.She is putting on airs.

337.He is cute as a bug in a rug.

338.Look what the cat drug in.

339.That's as bogus as a two dollar bill.

340.I'm so hungry I could eat a horse.

341.He come by it honest.

342.Like falling off a log.

343.Like a needle in a haystack.

344.A day late and a dollar short.

345.That went over like a lead balloon.

346.Pride goeth before a fall.

347.He's a chip off the old block.

348.Like water off a duck's back.

349.Like a duck on a junebug.

350.Do you know what this is? It's the world's smallest violin.

351.Age is just a state of mind.

352.If you have a roof over your head and food to eat and you are warm, then you are rich.

353.Time is something you can never get back so spend it well.

354.One for the money, two for the show, three to get ready and four to go!

355.My dogs are barking tonight.

356.She was pollyfoxing around.

357.He is a gadabout.

358.She is up to no good.

359.That was a boneheaded thing to do.

360.No point in beating a dead horse.

361.No point in crying over spilled milk.

362.This thing is bass-ack'ards.

363.This thing is jerry rigged.

364.Dam the torpedoes, full steam ahead!

365.Mama is having a hay- hemhorrage.

366.Mama is pitching a hissy –fit.

367.Cute as a button.

368.Playing with a deck of 51.

369.You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.

370.He is meaner than spit.

371.That's like spitting in the wind.

372.He was tighter than a drum.

373.If the good Lord's willin, and the creek don't rise

374.He spends money like its going out of style.

375.Naked as a jay-bird.

376.If you don't have anything good to say don't say nothing.

377.Like a pig in a poke.

378.Go fly a kite.

379.Kick off your shoes and set a spell.

380.Make yourself at home.

381.If you've got the money honey., I've got the time.

382.For pity sake.

383.Going to hell in a handbasket.

384.No point in beating around the bush.

385.He is as drunk as a skunk.

386.Last but not least.

387.Champagne taste and a beer budget.

388.Mama is throwing a conniption fit.

389.He is an acid head.

390.She is two faced.

391.Mercy me!

392.That's the icing on the cake.

393.Happy as a tick on a hound dog.

394.It's raining cats and dogs.

395.She was nervous as a cat.

396.So poor he didn't have a pot to pee in.

397.That's like the pot calling the kettle black.

398.A bird in the hand is worth two in  the bush.

399.Don't count your chickens before they hatch.

400.Here today and gone tomorrow.

401.He's rolling in gravy.

402.What you see is what you get.

403.Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

404.I am plumb tuckered out.

405.She is as blind as a bat.

406.Playing cards till the cows come home.

407.Like shooting fish in a barrel.

408.You can't teach an old dog new tricks.

409.Just put one foot in front of the other.

410.She's been around the block  a few times

411.Better safe than sorry

412.God works in mysterious ways.

413.I was between a rock and a hard place.

414.Bless her heart!

415.My goodness gracious sakes alive.

416.Famous last words!

417.We'll be sure to alert the media.

418.Rise and shine!

419.Top of the mornin' to ya!

420.Good grief!

421.Beware the red-eyed monster (jealousy)

422.He was like a flash in the pan.

423.I had to rob Peter to pay Paul.

424.As I live and breathe!

425.Pretty is as pretty does.

426.He got too big for his britches.

427.He don't know squat.

428.Golly gee whiz­!

429.What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

430.By cracky!

431.He's a landlubber.

432.He's a rootin tootin cowboy

433.He's a straight shooter

434.Had a rollicking good time

435.Let the good times roll

436.Wouldn't give a plugged nickel

437.Little miss So and so

438.Shoot the moon


440.Don't shoot off your mouth

441.He shot from the hip

442.Flying by the seat of his pants

443.That child is a Snagglepuss

444.You young whipper-snapper

445.He looked like a whooped pup.

446.Stop lollygagging around here

447.That one is a queer duck

448.Don't be so persnickety

449.She's been around the mulberry bush a few times.

450.I'm knee deep in work

451.Up to my eyeballs in work

452.C.O.D curve- come over darlin'

453.He could cuss a blue streak

454.You are full of beans

455.That's a bunch of bull

456.Well brush my teeth and call me smiley!

457.That's like comparing apple and oranges

458.That's just hunkey-dorey

459.He is rough n ready

460.They are as poor as a churchmouse

461.He is happy go lucky

462.That's the long and the short of it

463.That's tailor-made

464.Don't cut off your nose to spite your face

465.Seeing is believing

466.She's giddy as a schoolgirl

467.That's as easy as pie

468.Hit me with your best shot

469.You are as cool as a cucumber

470.Better get down to the nitty gritty

471.He has foot in mouth disease

472.We still have a furpiece to go

473.Stop you piddling

474.That's as right as rain

475.Wal ah reckon!

476.Happy as a lark

477.We're going to raise the rafters

478.He's going to shoot the moon

479.Bright as a new penny

480.Can't hold a candle to that

481.Mad as a hatter

482.You crack me up

483.Nutty as a fruitcake

484.A real square shooter

485.Full of baloney

486.Richer than a Dutch uncle

487.Dumb as a doorknob

488.Pretty as a picture

489.He's an old geezer

490.She's an old goat

491.X marks the spot

492.That hit the spot

493.She's building castles in the air

494.She's a legend in her own mind

495.As easy as taking candy from a baby

496.I always look good in everything I eat

497. Those are a dime a dozen

498.Never say never

499.It ain't over till the fat lady sings

500.Life is just a bowl of cherries

501.You're as old as you feel

502.On the road of life there'll be a  few bumps along the way

503.Age is just a state of mind

504.Go right and you'll never go wrong

505.Kick up your heels

506.Happiness is where you can find it

507.Life is what you make it

508.We're in a fix

509.We're in a pickle

510.We're in a jam

511.Don't give your heart away to the first stranger you meet

512.Hold on for all you're worth

513.Be careful what you say because it will come back to haunt you

514.Old enough to know better

515.Something's got to give

516.Heavens to Betsey

517.I'm saving it for a rainy day

518.Make hay while the sun is shining

519.Purdy good

520.Out of sight out of mind

521.You're blowing my mind

522.Better late than never

523.Don't  jump the gun

524.Not worth two cents

525.So far, so good

526.I can't complain

527.The GoodLord

528.Don't go canoodlin'

529.Stop fidgeting

530.Not a chinaman's chance

531.Are you digging to China

532.What's the blue plate special?

533.There you go again

534.Don't mess with me

535.That trumps me

536.That's a tall tale

537.Full of hot air

538.Give em a wink and a nod

539.Have to take of my hat to ya

540.That's a bold faced lie

541.Don't fib to me

542.Just a no-account

543.I burnt my biscuits

544.You really went overboard

545.They's an inch deep and a mile wide

546.He's a fly-by-night

547.Don't criticize till you walk a mile in my shoes

548.We had a rip-snortin' time

549.Now you really have gummed up the works

550.If I  was in your shoes, I'd

551.He's a Johnny –come-lately

552.Mashed flatter than a flitter

553.I'm counting to ten

554.Dumber than a bag of hammers

555.We don't cotton to that

556.We'll get there when we get there

557.Are we there yet?

558.It's plain as the nose on your face

559.If I've told you once I've told you a thousand times

560.I'd forget my head if it wasn't fastened on.

561.He's not worth a hoot

562.Be careful what you say for little ears will hear

563.That's rabbit food

564.If ____ heard that he'd turn over in his grave

565.You don't know the half of it

566.The worm has turned

567.Spring has spring, the grass has riz, I wonder where the flowers is?

568.I'm sittin on top of the world

569.That's a Jim Dandy

570.Don't talk the talk , walk the walk

571.Let's go drag the gut (cruise main street)

572.Don't make promises you can't keep

573.On cloud nine

574.He's not just any Tom, Dick, or Harry

575.He's all bark and no bite

576.He's a corker

577.Don't make castles in the air and if you do, sure don't move in

578.Let's shoot the moon

579.Ah declare

580.Well, I'll swear

581.By gum

582.You're my meat

583.You're in hot water now

584. You just stepped over the line

585.Now that's the last straw!

586.They are Pete and Re-Pete

587.Blow it out your hat

588.In the catbird's seat

589.Jumpy as a cat

590.Don't get your undies in a knot

591.Don't get your jaws in an uproar.

592.We're rolling in clover now

593.It's raining to beat the devil

594.Hungry as a lion

595.Meaner than a pole cat.

596.Beat the clock

597.Don't put off till tomorrow what you can do today

598.Footloose and fancy free

599.See ya in the funny papers

600.The party's over

601.I'm in the poorhouse now

602.She is hoppin' mad

604.Here comes trouble!

605.Trouble with a capital T

606.From here to Timbuktu

607.You're driving me crazy

608.Cat got your tongue?

609.It's a piece of cake

610.Batten down the hatches

611.That's a halfbaked idea

612.I'm twisted inside out

613.One bad apple spoils the whole bunch

614.Losing money hand over fist

615.Take the high road

616.Stinking to high heaven

617.He is spoiled rotten

618.Who pulled your tail?

619.Don't paint yourself into a corner.

620.My back's against the wall

621.If you want it done right do it yourself

622.It's not what you know its who you know

623.Beat the living daylights out of him


625.He's got a good head on his shoulders

626.Use your noodle.

627.Its plain as the nose on your face

628.What's the scoop?

629.What's the do-re-mi?

630.If we lived here we'd be home right now

631.Give me the straight of it

632.I want the straight dope

633.I want the real skinny

634.Just as soon shoot you as look at you

635.Go hop in bed

636.Level with me

637.I'm all fired up

638.All gussied up

639.Don't be a wet blanket

640.Born with a silver spoon in his mouth

641.He's a silver tongued devil

642.Don't be a party pooper

643.Better toe the mark

644.Keep on the straight and narrow

645.Stick a fork in it, it's done

646.If that don't beat all!

647.Into every life a little rain must fall

648.Gonna rip you up one side and down the other

649.He really tore into me

650.Go let off some steam

651.All hot and bothered

652.I caught H over that

653.You're cruisin' for a bruisin'

654.He beat him to a pulp

655.Put up or shut up

656.That just thrills my soul!

657.You look all Dontown Saturday Night

658.Haven't seen you in a month of Sundays

659.Don't be telling tales out of school

660.He's just a showboat

661.We're cattin' around

662.Hot footin' it

663.Gimme a mulligan on that

664.This is a mulligan stew if I ever saw one

665.Hit me with your best shot

666.Beauty is skin deep ugly goes to the bone

667.He went into that with his eyes wide open

668.She has come down with a case of nosey-it is

669.Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

670.Waste not want not

671.Pick your battles wisely

672.He was going ninety- to nothing

673.He has a babyface

674.That's a bunch of hogwash

675.Virtue is its own reward

676.Don't get your nose all bent out of joint

677.She gave him the cold shoulder

678.I was  just high-hatted

679.She was all hoidy –toidy

680.I am really ticked off

681.I'm all discombobulated

682.We'll just see about that

683.Kickin' up our heels

684.Gee whillikers!

685.I'll be tarred.

686.In the blink of an eye

687.You'll miss me when I'm gone.

688.What in tarnation?

689.It's a lollapalooza.

690.Don't let the bedbugs bite.

691.Cold hands but a warm heart

692.He's a hothead.

693.Gimme some scratch (money)

694.We're in high cotton now

695.Give me some sugar (a kiss)

696.I have a poor man's lot

697.Gong to hit the sack

698.Who dealt this mess?

699.I'm going to seed

700.Things are all out of whack

701.I am just flibberty gibbeted.

702.She's an old bird.

703.I'll wring your scrawny neck!

704.He was stone cold.

705.He croaked, passed on, passed away.

706.What's the password?

707.Old enough to know better

708.Young enough to enjoy it.

709.Let bygones be bygones

710.Can't have your cake and eat it too

711.All that razamataz

712.When the dust settles

713.The joke's on me!

714.I had egg on my face

715.Hold your horses

716.Whoa Mule!

717.He don't know squat.

718.What the dickens?

719.You don't know beans.

720.That's not the end-all be-all

721.I'm going to pot

722.He looks like the devil

723.It's slim pickens around here

724.You get what you pay for

725.Happy as a clam

726.]Can't win for losing

727.Can't get an even break

728.I'm a sucker for that

729.Had any cheap thrills lately?

730.You know where good intentions will get you

731.No good deed goes unpunished

732.A soft heart and a soft head

733.Open up the floodgates!

734.I'll beat the snot outta you

735.The fly's in the ointment

736.I'm a work in progress

737.Nobody's perfect

738.We're just getting up a good head of steam

739.Sin rears its ugly head

740.He was Johnny on the spot

741.He hit the bullseye

742.We got a plan it probably won't work

743.This is one sorry lot

744.You don't know Jack

745.It's raining to beat the band

746.Just put one foot in front of the other

747.Give em an inch they'll take a mile

748.Runs like a clock

749.Runs like a sewing machine

750.I'm not walking on glass for you

751.Sitting on pins and needles

752.It takes one to know one

753.It takes a licking and keeps on ticking

754.Don't get out of line

755.He didn't miss a beat

756.Too big for his boots

757.That's water over the dam

758.That's water under the bridge

759.That's an eye-opener

760.He is persona non grata

761.He wore out his welcome

762.He stabbed me in the back, that backstabber

763.It was a tempest in a teapot

764.He's thinks he's king of the hill

765.Don't make a mountain out of a molehill!

766.Who died and made you king?

767.All higgledy –piggledy

768.Not a jot nor a tittle

769.Nervous as a cat in a roomful of rocking chairs

770.Didn't pass muster

771.White as a ghost

772.What's all this hoop-de-doo?

773.What's all this brew-ha-ha?

774.What's all this rigamarole?

775.She's a live wire

776.They were ripping and romping

777.That was badly bungled

778.She was scared stiff

779.You can't ride that hobby horse

780.Put the pedal to the metal

781.She put him on a pedestal

782.Get off your high horse

783.You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink!

784.It's as hot as blue blazes!

785.We hit the jackpot!

786.That's my home away from home

787.He really tied one on

788.Let's tie on a feedbag

789.You can get it for a song

790.Guess we'll have to wash the dishes (when getting ready to pay the check at an eatery)

791.Gonna have to sing for your supper

792.You'll dance to a different tune once I'm through with you

793.They's not playing by the rules

794.A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do

795.Bald as an egg

796.Neat as a pin

797.Can't get a fair shake

798.I'll be hogtied

799.Stop beating around the bush

800.You're barkin' up the wrong tree

801.Wake up and smell the coffee

802.Don't get blindsided

803.He's a pistol Pete

804.I'll be a son of a gun

805.He's over the hill

806.She's on the backside of forty

807.She knows where all the bodies are buried

808.He's an eager beaver

809.Who'd a thunk it?

810.Knows all the skeletons in the closet

811.Plain as the nose on your face

812.Clear as a bell

813.Whop you upside the head

814.Kick your butt to Kingdome come and back

815.Rise and shine!

816.Wake up and smell the roses

817.Be sure to stop and smell the roses

818.She's just a little princess

819.They look down their noses at us

820.Ask me no questions, I'll tell you no lies

821.Don't be a tattle tale

822.Get outta my face

823.Get offa my back

824.He runs with the pack

825.I'm starting to fade quick

826.Lightening never strikes twice in the same place.

827.This is where the rubber meets the road

828.That just won't cut it

829.He stands head and shoulders over me

830.Find your place in the sun

831.I've been in the doldrums

832.Everything came to a head

833.Before my very eyes

834.Caught with his pants down

835.Fresh as a daisy

836.Don't cry wolf once too  often

837.He works like a Trojan

838.Don't let the grass grow under your feet

839. That was the acid test

840. He threw in the towel

841. He took to his heels

842.He has a cast-iron stomach

843.No such thing as a free lunch

844.Forewarned is forearmed

845.Every cloud has a silver lining

846.An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

847.The chickens have come home to roost

848.All's well that ends well

849.Discretion is the better part of valor

850.Like father like son

851.Two heads are better than one

852.Too many cooks spoil the broth

853.Once bitten twice shy

854.And eye fro and eye and a tooth for a tooth

855.An apple a day keeps the doctor away

856.My fine feathered friend

857.Crying crocodile tears

858.Armed to the teeth

859.Don't spill the beans

860.Don't let the cat out of the bag

861.Take it with a grain of salt

862.He's a tough cookie

863.Get more bang for your buck

864.More than one way to skin a cat

865.We're back to square one

866.Let's get a bird's eye view

867.He worked till he was white-eyed

868.That's real white of ya

869.Get that monkey off my back

870.Like a camel going through the eye of a needle

871.You young whippersnapper!

872.You bet your boots

873.Don't bet your supper on it you may go to bed hungry

874.You bet your life!

875.Crazy as a loon

876.I'm as pleased as punch!

877.It's like pulling teeth

878.Are we on  the same page?

879.I don't give a plugged nickel

880.I got my eye on you

881.We've been hoodwinked

882.You ger what you pay for

883.Somebody up there likes me

884.Stop messing around

885.You and me are going to have a showdown

886.We're going to have a meeting of the minds

887.Great minds think alike

888.As right as rain

889.I'll throw you for that

890.Viva la difference

891.He was raising cane

892.Don't stick your nose in my business

893.I'm so full I could pop

894.He is as tough as nails

895.Slow as a turtle

896.That went south fast

897.He lost his cool

898.More power to ya

899.May your tribe increase!

900.Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me

901.Taking a slow boat to China

902.You hit the nail on the head

903.He just two faced

904.She's one in a million

905.That just pie in the sky

906.That was too close for comfort

907.Like a drowned rat

908.Bad to the bone

909.Like nobody's business

910.Were you raised by wild animals?

911.Head for the hills

912.Went from bad to worse

913.He has an axe to grind

914.Weaving on the road like a drunken sailor

915.He dropped off the face of the earth

916.I don't want a handout

917.Lip smackin good

918.As good as it gets

919.He just struck out

920.He knocked it out of the park

921.He fumbled the ball

922.He dropped the ball

923.That one was a slam dunk

924.Give me a hand out

925.Button your lip

926.I was going stir crazy

927.She's a hot tomato

928.We came to play

929.We went behind the scenes

930.He was green with envy

931.I'm bullish on that

932.We were ready to rumble

933.Let's cut to the chase

934.Like the calm before the storm

935.Let r rip

936.He's out to lunch

937.We had cabin fever

938.We were under the weather

939.That cut to the quick

940.We're riding the gravy train

941.You ain't heard nothin' yet

942.Spread your wings and fly

943.The join is jumpin'

944.If it doesn't kill you it will make it stronger

945.Don't rain on my parade

946.My ears were burning

947.You're stepping on my toes

948.Mind your P's and Q's

949.Don't believe everything you read in the papers

950.His reach exceeds his grasp

951.Thanks for nothin'

952.Someone just stepped on my grave

953.We'll hold his feet to the fire

954.He took the rap

955.Let's bury the hatchet

956.In a sticky wicket

957.Don't be willy-nilly

958.He's hard headed

959.He's pulling it out of his hat

960.Don't boss me around

961.She's a great straw- boss

962.Who died and made you boss

963.We're working out the kinks

964.We're stuck in a rut

965.She stuck a shiv in him

966.Shoot em up Tony

967.Quit horsin' around

968.Living high on the hog

969.Hurry up and wait

970.I'll be hogswallowed

971.Shiver me timbers

972.It gave me the willies

973.Let's cut through the bull

974.My nose is itching, somebody nust be coming

975.Business as usual

976.He went out like a light

977.There's a fox in the henhouse

978.He was up with the chickens

979.We were itching to get started

980.He was black and blue all over

981.Here comes the wrecking crew

982.Let's go down another rabbit trail

983.He's homegrown

984.As big as all outdoors

985.Hard as a rock

986.That's a big fat life

987.That's a bunch of malarkey

988.He's setting him up for a fall

989.He's sitting pretty

990.I'm racking my brain

991.You've got to be kidding

992. No news is good news

993. Money isn't everything

994.It's a lead pipe cinch

995.It's in the bag

996.I'll swear on a stack of Bibles

997.You look like a million bucks

998.He has a tin ear

999.For heaven's sake

1000.       We're in the money