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

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

  1. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    Red shoes and no knickers was the other version I've heard.

    Couldnt hit a cow's a.rse with a banjo.
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  2. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    I read this as 'two BUM holes in a blanket' - which is even worse!

    Well, I'm Midlands, but from 30 - 40 miles further east, and I know it as 'Black over the back of Bill's mother's'.

    Used in MY home town, too (Midlands - as above) but never heard it anywhere else.
  3. silkywave

    silkywave Lead commenter

    I can’t think of any when I went to. But sometimes you say something antiquated and wonder why the kids are looking looking at you strangely!

    No stranger to a fish supper.
  4. helenemdee

    helenemdee Occasional commenter

    My partner usee the first and my mum the second one, although to her it's just "a sandwich short of a picnic".
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  5. helenemdee

    helenemdee Occasional commenter

    I've heard "mad as a box of frogs" before.
  6. anotherauntsally

    anotherauntsally Lead commenter

    :D That’s funny, especially as I never ever heard my mum say bum. There was always bottom or bot for the littlies or bahoochie to choose from. What she actually said when she saw my eyeliner was that my eyes were like two burnt holes in a blanket. I forgot to add the ‘t’.
  7. bumchuckle

    bumchuckle Occasional commenter

    Dumber than a bag of hammers
    Flat out like a lizard drinking
  8. marymoocow

    marymoocow Star commenter

    Me head's a shed....
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  9. mathsman

    mathsman Occasional commenter

    ‘He would peel an orange in his pocket’
    Meaning someone who was stingy
  10. Norsemaid

    Norsemaid Lead commenter

    This quote is from a Poirot episode ,
    "Clammned up tighter than a Scotsman's wallet"

    Apologies to all Scottish folk for that slur and strain on their national character!
  11. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    One from a Texan friend of mine...

    "Happier than a dead hog in the sunshine"
  12. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    It does feel as though it would be quite easy to be happier than that hog.
  13. helenemdee

    helenemdee Occasional commenter

    Haven't heard that one before, is it regional?
  14. Bedlam3

    Bedlam3 Star commenter

    Nowt s'queer as folk.

    You can't make a silk purse out of a pigs ear.

    A face like the back end of a bus.
  15. josienig

    josienig Star commenter

    'Short hands, long pockets'

    'Wouldn't give you the steam off his p*ss'

    'Wouldn't give you two ha'pennies for a penny'

    'Would mind white mice in the snow'
  16. Bedlam3

    Bedlam3 Star commenter

    Many a mickle maks a muckle.
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  17. maggie m

    maggie m Senior commenter

    Ahh a phrase much loved by my Glasweigan granny.
  18. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Trying to put a quart in a pint pot.
  19. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Couldn't organise a p*ss up in a brewery.

    A member of the standback fusiliers (Never gets a round in)
  20. Over_the_hill

    Over_the_hill Star commenter

    In and out like a fiddler’s elbow.

    Up and down like a w****’s knickers.
    BertieBassett2 and primarycat like this.

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