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

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

  1. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    "Eyes like a s hithouse rat"
     
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  2. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    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
     
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  3. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    We say that too.
     
  4. cassandramark2

    cassandramark2 Established commenter

    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.
     
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  5. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    W****'* drawers (more alliterative)
     
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  6. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    My gran used to say 'like a f*rt in a colander, don't know which hole to come out of'' meaning indecisive.
     
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  7. cassandramark2

    cassandramark2 Established commenter

    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! :)
     
  8. mathsman

    mathsman Occasional commenter

    My Irish family would say it
     
  9. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    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.
     
  10. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    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
     
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  11. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    A face like fourpence
     
  12. Over_the_hill

    Over_the_hill Star commenter

    Did you say "and Fanny's your aunt?" @blazer?
     
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  13. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    No, I've only been there 2 days! LOL
     
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  14. Dodros

    Dodros Star commenter

    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
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2019
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  15. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    @Over_the_hill Have you fallen out with TES? Your like shows as ' one person' and I can't send you a pm.
     
  16. vannie

    vannie Star commenter

    ‘Smells like the bottom of a tart’s handbag’ used for particularly pungent perfume.
    ‘A face like a bag of spanners’ self explanatory.
     
  17. Over_the_hill

    Over_the_hill Star commenter

    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 :(
     
  18. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    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.
     
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  19. bevdex

    bevdex Star commenter

    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.
     
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  20. helenemdee

    helenemdee Occasional commenter

    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.
     

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