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Re: Idioms thread!


@Cleoriff wrote:

@MarjoI love the 'let me show you where the chicken pees from'.

I could use that one on numerous occasions at home so will pinch it ...joy


Ha I'd love to hear how that goes sweat smile

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Re: Idioms thread!


@Marjo wrote:

 

When something goes missing and we cannot find it, we say it "vanished like a fart in the Sahara" (vanished in thin air).

 

 

 

 


This has just made my day.

The two main ones I use are "cat in hell's chance" or "you've got two hopes, and one was called Bob" - basically both mean there is no way that is happening.

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Re: Idioms thread!

I haven't heard the Bob Hope one @gmarkj!

 

Another spoon-related idiom is "throwing the spoon into a corner" which means either giving up, quit doing something (like your job) or to die.

 

If someone's fly is open I tell them "the horses are running away!"

 

And when I'm in a hurry and need to catch the bus for example, I'll "run with my head as my third leg".

 

When you say you have a "bone to pick" we say "chicken to pluck". chicken

 

If someone is a bit daft we can say they "only have a head so their spine wouldn't drop to their trousers"...

 

 

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Re: Idioms thread!

Loving those Finnish ones @Marjojoy

 

I've not heard "cat in hell's chance" for a while @gmarkj. I'm guna have to put that back into my regular vocabulary!

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Re: Idioms thread!


@Martin-O2wrote:

Loving those Finnish ones @Marjojoy

 

I've not heard "cat in hell's chance" for a while @gmarkj. I'm guna have to put that back into my regular vocabulary!


Then you obviously missed my post @Martin-O2 joy

https://community.o2.co.uk/t5/Off-Topic/Idioms-thread/m-p/1115607/highlight/true#M103768

So maybe you fit into the other one I posted "The lights are on but no-one is home"

See I "Pulled a blinder there"

PS I shall now wait patiently for the

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I've loved reading all of your contributions, particularly the Finnish ones from @Marjo

 

.My favourites are

 

  He/she's not working with a full deck meaning they're not all there.

 

  Seriously meaning you are joking right!?

 

  From your mouth to God's ear meaning you hope something is going to happen.

 

  John's waving hello meaning your flies are undone.

 

  That's water under the bridge meaning that's in the past so forget it.

 

  Wake up and smell the coffee meaning can't you see what's going on.

 

There are probably more some of which I can't say on this forum and remain a member LOL

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Catty Cornered - meaning diagonally across a corner. (Mainly furniture)

 

has always baffled me..

 

and i love

 

Doozy - meaning.. something outstanding/great

 

 

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Re: Idioms thread!

Re-reading your post I now noticed you originally posted the cat in hells chance one.
Apologies for the plagiarism.
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@gmarkjwrote:
Re-reading your post I now noticed you originally posted the cat in hells chance one.
Apologies for the plagiarism.

It's ok @gmarkj. I won't sue you 😂😂

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Re: Idioms thread!

@gmarkj@Cleoriff I missed it too on the first read! There were so many good ones in the the post it escaped notice! laughing

 

@Glory1 Some great ones there too. smiling I'm a big fan of "Wake up and smell the coffee" 

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