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Well, I'll go to the foot of our stairs...

Discussion in 'Personal' started by helenemdee, Sep 2, 2019.

  1. helenemdee

    helenemdee Occasional commenter

    I have been offered supply teaching work on Thursday and was trying to think of an appropriate way to express my shock and amazement in text format. (I mean, an adhoc supply day in Week 1!!) And the title phrase is what I came up with. I believe it's mainly a Yorkshire saying. Used to be a favourite of my grandma's. As a child, I always thought it hilarious as she lived in a bungalow.

    Then I got to thinking... what are some other expressions that are not necessarily used much? Care to share your favourite expressions (old-fashioned or otherwise!)?
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  2. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    We have done a lot of stair footing on here in the past
  3. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    It's a bit black over Bill's mother's.

    Lost 2 bob and found sixpence

    Face as long as Livery Street (Brummie saying)

    Charlie's dead.
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  4. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    How about "I'll go to the top of your stairs"? It means you're prepared to pay money for old rope.
    Example-my grandma really needs to live in a bungalow too, but hasn't found a suitable one yet, so In the meantime, she relies on a stair lift. She's a bit precious about it, so I offered her a fiver to let me have a go,and I think she's gonna take me up on it!
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  5. helenemdee

    helenemdee Occasional commenter

    I apologise if I'm beating a familiar and well-trodden path....
  6. lizziescat

    lizziescat Star commenter

    Oh, the nostalgia for @Middlemarch. .

    We were forever going to the foot of her stairs:D
  7. helenemdee

    helenemdee Occasional commenter

    I don't know what happened to Middlemarch, but I do recall the name and she sounds amusing :)
  8. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    A lovely poster and (as the cliche goes) a formidable intellect.
  9. install

    install Star commenter

    Bob's your Uncle..
  10. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    I'm pretty sure the foot of our stairs is standing room only.
    Form an orderly queue (yeh show me an American who can even spell it!)
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  11. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Middlemarch is alive and well but no longer posts.
  12. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Still alive, still clever, still honoured to have her as FB friend .
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  13. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Me too. :)
  14. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Do you know why she no longer posts on here?
  15. BertieBassett2

    BertieBassett2 Star commenter

    ‘Very bay window’
    ‘Standing there like two of eels’ - what does that even mean?! But when my mum used to say it, we did know what she meant!
  16. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    Now then.
  17. anotherauntsally

    anotherauntsally Lead commenter

    When I was young and experimenting with eye makeup, my mum was obviously not very impressed with the look which she described as two burn holes in a blanket.
  18. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Looking like 2 yards of greasy pump water (Someone tall and thin)

    As much use as a chocolate teapot (also fireguard)

    Daft as a brush

    Make a better door than a window
  19. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    If the wind changes you'll stick like it.

    Couldn't stop a pig in an entry (someone who is bandy legged)

    His trousers have fallen out with his shoes (legs too short on trousers)
  20. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Put the wood in the hole

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