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 Œem 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 Œn 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
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 Š.than Carter has liver pills
305.He has more Š.than Carter has oats.
306.Lord, have murder.
307.He is as good as gold.
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 Œer 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 riseŠ
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.
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!
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.
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 Œn 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
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
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
528.Don't go canoodlin'
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 Œem a wink and a nod
539.Have to take of my hat to Œya
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'dŠ
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
580.Well, I'll swear
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 ³H² 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
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
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
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 Œem 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 Œr 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 Œem 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
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