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Betsy D.
Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2009 9:15:53 AM
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You've heard of the proverbial "one-armed paper-hanger"... I've heard some phrases describing a situation that made me laugh, which as you may suspect I learned while sojourning in Louisiana:

"busier than a one-legged man in an a**-kickin' contest"

"nervous as a whore in church"

"up to my a** in alligators"

"Tighter than Dick's hatband"

What are some of your favorite phrases describing "situations"?



cleopatra clover
Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2009 11:18:35 AM
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Here are some common ones...

- free as a bird.

- sleeps like a log.

- fell like a rotten jackfruit (describing a fat lady falling down)
kaliedel
Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2009 3:58:24 PM
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Slower than molasses running uphill on a winter day?
fred
Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2009 4:19:17 PM
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She's a hair trigger ol' gal, just meaner 'an a four-headed rattlesnake. She’ll be on you like ugly on an ape, just triple distilled onery. A faunchin’ and a bellerin’, she's the worst sow I've ever done seen.
krmiller
Posted: Monday, April 20, 2009 3:42:15 PM
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Betsy D. wrote:
You've heard of the proverbial "one-armed paper-hanger"...


Actually, I never have before! Presumably this proverbial person has a lot of trouble with his or her paper-hanging?

Hmm... "busy as a bee" is all I can come up with right now.
Betsy D.
Posted: Monday, April 20, 2009 10:10:10 PM
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fred wrote:
She's a hair trigger ol' gal, just meaner 'an a four-headed rattlesnake. She’ll be on you like ugly on a ape, just triple distilled onery. A faunchin’ and a bellerin’, she's the worst sow I've ever done seen.


Well, now, if that ain't jes' the darn-tootin'est thang I done ever heared...Applause
Galad
Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 4:47:18 PM

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I'm all over that like a fat kid on a cupcake. - Will take care of the issue

It'll fall faster than a dress on prom night - Like the recent stock market
kaliedel
Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 9:52:32 PM
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"Ugly on an ape" is priceless - time to find out how to work it into daily conversations.
fred
Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2009 9:38:14 AM
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Betsy D. wrote:
fred wrote:
She's a hair trigger ol' gal, just meaner 'an a four-headed rattlesnake. She’ll be on you like ugly on a ape, just triple distilled onery. A faunchin’ and a bellerin’, she's the worst sow I've ever done seen.


Well, now, if that ain't jes' the darn-tootin'est thang I done ever heared...Applause

Grammer: I ever done heared (heered not hurd).
early_apex
Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2009 9:49:45 AM
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"He's on that like a duck on a junebug."

"He's as ugly as a mud fence."

"She stared at me like a calf looking at a new gate."

On a business trip overseas, I had the occasion to attend a banquet with several Chinese colleagues. As the dinner conversation shifted to Mandarin, I sat quietly and enjoyed my meal. Eventually, one of the hosts turned to me and said, "You look like a duck listening to thunder." I asked him to explain, and he said that a duck turns his head when he hears thunder, not knowing whether or not it is a hunter's shotgun. Actually, I'm still trying to figure that one out. I must have been rubbernecking.
Betsy D.
Posted: Friday, April 24, 2009 7:42:57 AM
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That reminded me of another term used to describe someone with buck teeth: "she could eat apples thru a fence"....
musicwriter
Posted: Sunday, October 25, 2009 6:20:36 PM
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Betsy D. wrote:
That reminded me of another term used to describe someone with buck teeth: "she could eat apples thru a fence"....


Ha-ha!Drool That's a classic. It reminded me of a man who did pilot training during WWII in the US Army. His name was Stanley Irons, who later taught aeronautics in high school. During the war, he said, a trainee had some teeth missing and some visible cavities. Mr. Irons quipped "this guy had Franklin air-cooled teeth". Franklin was a make of aircraft engine that had cooling fins on each cylinder.
musicwriter
Posted: Sunday, October 25, 2009 6:24:01 PM
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Today pizza gets to your house before the police.
Jeech
Posted: Sunday, October 25, 2009 7:14:44 PM
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Get melt into the melting pot.
Romany
Posted: Sunday, October 25, 2009 9:24:18 PM
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Two Australian ones to throw into the mix:

Sweatin' like a Malley bull on a stud farm - (Malley is an area famous for cattle)
She bangs like a dunny door - (a dunny is a toilet)
hairball
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One of my favorites: Dumb as a box of rocks.
Jazzy
Posted: Sunday, October 25, 2009 10:58:36 PM
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For someone who has a large forehead: "He has a FIVEhead"!

My father's favorite:
If a frog had wings, it wouldn't bump its a** when it jumped!
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