forum: Everything else

Subscribe to forums RSS

#31 Mon 16 Feb 09 7:13am

Beautiful BC

Forum champ
From British Columbia, Canada
Member since Wed 04 May 05

Re: favorite colorful expressions

Leopard doesn't change his spots overnight.  (people/things don't change quickly, if ever)

    Likes (0)

#32 Mon 16 Feb 09 7:58am

madamada

Forum super champ
Occupation living life
From Friuli northern Italy
Member since Mon 14 Jan 08

Re: favorite colorful expressions

where does one pay the fees for this advanced English course? wink
MsP comes around while travelling and gathers them .................. controlling who has started the thread I discover that MrP has got a star complimenti  big_smile

Last edited by madamada (Mon 16 Feb 09 8:01am)

    Likes (0)

#33 Mon 16 Feb 09 11:15am

mrpab

Forum champ
Member since Wed 23 Jul 08

Re: favorite colorful expressions

along the lines of Flame and Scurvy, these all mean 'not too smart' :

a few bricks short of a load
one taco short of a combination plate
a few lights out in the old marquee
the elevator doesn't go all the way to the top
one oar in the water  (like this one particularly, imagining someone paddling around in circles)
their cheese has slipped off their cracker  (- Johnny Carson)
at the back of the line when brains were handed out
lights are on, but nobody's home
a half a bubble off  (think of a carpenter's level)

    Likes (0)

#34 Mon 16 Feb 09 11:20am

shammrok

Forum super champ
Occupation Growing things
From Up the garden path...Tasmania
Member since Thu 02 Sep 04

Re: favorite colorful expressions

A few stubbies short of a carton.

A few sarnies short of a picnic.

Means same as above.

Up S.hit creek without a paddle....in loads of trouble.

Last edited by shammrok (Mon 16 Feb 09 11:24am)

    Likes (0)

#35 Mon 16 Feb 09 1:00pm

pennysaints

Forum champ
Occupation "Homemaker" and lovin it!
From Southampton
Member since Tue 10 Oct 06

Re: favorite colorful expressions

A stitch in time saves nine
What goes up must come down
You'll reap what you sow
A finger in every pie
sticky beak
Cut your nose off to spite your face!

    Likes (0)

#36 Mon 16 Feb 09 1:14pm

koukouvagia

Forum champ
From New York
Member since Fri 12 Dec 08

Re: favorite colorful expressions

In English:

"He has a face only a mother could love" = ugly

In Greek:
"When there is more than one rooster in the pen the sun will not shine on time."  = Often used to describe the tension and incompatability between 2 women working in a kitchen together.

    Likes (0)

#37 Mon 16 Feb 09 2:58pm

minerva

Forum champ
Occupation Walking the Old Ways
From Living in the Wild Woods
Member since Wed 16 Jan 08

Re: favorite colorful expressions

"A whistling woman is like a crowing hen, no bl**dy good to beast nor men."
Make of that what you will!

"Gor blimey, love a duck!", "Swipe me whiskers" & "B*gger me with a fishfork" (the last is enough to bring tears to your eyes!)
All roughly translated as, oooer that's a bit of a surprise!

"She has the sort of face that would suit a job on the radio!"
God, she's ugly!

Last edited by minerva (Mon 16 Feb 09 3:00pm)

    Likes (0)

#38 Mon 16 Feb 09 3:15pm

Kye

Forum super champ
Member since Fri 04 Apr 08

Re: favorite colorful expressions

scurvytoon wrote:

Luvmegrub wrote:

Mutton dressed as pig - unattractive old woman pretending she's a teenager.

lol  lol  lol

eeeeerrrrmmm hmm Dressed up as lamb cool that's right isn't it yikes you see those lamb's everywhere shocked

    Likes (0)

#39 Mon 16 Feb 09 3:24pm

mrpab

Forum champ
Member since Wed 23 Jul 08

Re: favorite colorful expressions

lol wave minni! this thread is taking on a nasty tone!
there are alot of them about horses, it seems:

don't change horses in mid-stream
- don't switch your way of doing something in the middle of doing it

don't look a gift horse in the mouth
- don't be too critical about something you get for free

that's a horse of a different color
- that's something altogether different

putting the cart before the horse
- not doing things in the proper order

edit: hi Kye! that does sound more like it! wink

Last edited by mrpab (Mon 16 Feb 09 3:26pm)

    Likes (0)

#40 Mon 16 Feb 09 3:42pm

Kye

Forum super champ
Member since Fri 04 Apr 08

Re: favorite colorful expressions

Have you always been this much of an a.rsehole, or did you have arseholiness thrust upon you?

Money is the root of all evil.
It "is a common figure of speech signifying something that causes serious problems and people would be better off without

A devout Roman Catholic used to greet his male colleagues with "Hi Joe (or whoever) How's it hanging?" I wonder if was really saying what everybody thought he was saying? Didn't seem to fit with his character.



smile

    Likes (0)

Powered by PunBB.