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Discussion in 'Personal' started by helenemdee, Sep 2, 2019.
"Eyes like a s hithouse rat"
I'm the same age as my tongue and a little bit older than my teeth - this was the reply whenever I asked my mother how old she was. I stopped asking in the end.
I can't - I've got a bone in my leg. Used in the Spirit household when avoiding having to do anything mildly exerting
We say that too.
My mum used to say that as well.
Mind you, she also used to describe unpredictable behaviour as someone being ‘like a f*rt in a colander’, which I never really understood.
W****'* drawers (more alliterative)
My gran used to say 'like a f*rt in a colander, don't know which hole to come out of'' meaning indecisive.
Oh thank god that it wasn’t only my mother who uttered those words and, thanks to you, Blazer, I can only now understand what she meant!
My Irish family would say it
Yesterday I got lots of laughs with a yr 7 class when I finished off an explanation with 'and Bob's your Uncle'! They had never heard it before.
And there are fairies at the bottom of my garden! Meaning I don't believe you.
Pull the other leg, it's got bells on. Same meaning
A face like fourpence
Did you say "and Fanny's your aunt?" @blazer?
No, I've only been there 2 days! LOL
He's as much use as a one-legged man in an arsekicking context
He's as much use as a chocolate fireguard
He's as much use as an ashtray on a motorbike
There's as bit of a want about him
Up the wooden stairs to Bedfordshire
@Over_the_hill Have you fallen out with TES? Your like shows as ' one person' and I can't send you a pm.
‘Smells like the bottom of a tart’s handbag’ used for particularly pungent perfume.
‘A face like a bag of spanners’ self explanatory.
No I have never fallen out with TES, but for some reason my likes appear as "deleted member"! I have complained about it before but they can't seem to fix me
Two from today with yr 9.
I used the phrase 'Donkey's years ago' to signify something well in the past! Puzzled looks from the kids. Later, in the same vein I sad that this hadn't happened 'since Adam was a lad'. Again puzzlement.
My dear old dad always used to say that rubenesque ladies had a.r.s.e.s. like two little lads fighting under a blanket.
I've used "donkey's years" on occasions - I think I used it the other day to describe a magazine rack that used to belong to my grandma. I've had it for the 10 years since she died and goodness knows how long she had it before that.