Old Sayings Collection

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1 How time flies A 1. A bad hair day 2. A bird in the hand is worth two in a bush 3. A bolt out of the blue 4. A chain is as strong as its weakest link 5. A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man dies but once 6. A day late and a dollar short 7. A dead ringer 8. A diamond in the rough 9. A diamond is forever 10. A dish fit for the gods 11. A drop in the bucket 12. A face only a mother could love 13. A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on 14. A fate worst than death 15. A fish out of water 16. A fool and his money are soon parted 17. A friend in need is a friend indeed 18. A friend to all is a friend to none 19. A good man is hard to find 20. A good run is better than a bad stand 21. A heart as big as Texas 22. A job worth doing is worth doing well 23. A labor of love 24. A legend in his own time 25. A little bird told me 26. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing 27. A man after my own heart 28. A man is as good as his word 29. A man is known by the company he keeps 30. A man of few words 31. A man passes for what he is worth the anvil of everyday living

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How time flies

A 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. A bad hair day A bird in the hand is worth two in a bush A bolt out of the blue A chain is as strong as its weakest link A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man dies but once A day late and a dollar short A dead ringer A diamond in the rough A diamond is forever A dish fit for the gods A drop in the bucket A face only a mother could love A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living A fate worst than death A fish out of water A fool and his money are soon parted A friend in need is a friend indeed A friend to all is a friend to none A good man is hard to find A good run is better than a bad stand A heart as big as Texas A job worth doing is worth doing well A labor of love A legend in his own time A little bird told me A little knowledge is a dangerous thing A man after my own heart A man is as good as his word A man is known by the company he keeps A man of few words A man passes for what he is worth 1

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A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client A man's got to do what a man's got to do A man's home is his castle A man's word is as good as his bond A new broom sweeps clean A penny for your thoughts A penny saved is a penny earned A picture is worth a thousand words A place for everything and everything in its place A play on words A poor excuse is better than none at all A poor man's memories could be a rich mans Goal A right start in life is a career half made A rolling stone gathers no moss A she devil A stitch in time saves nine A thing of beauty is a joy forever A time for all seasons A time to live and a time to die A tree is know best by it's fruit A watched pot never boils A wise man listens to his own conscience A word to the wise is sufficient A-1 Absence makes the heart grow fonder Absolute power corrupts absolutely Ace in the hole Ace up his sleeve Achilles Heel Acid test Across the board Act in haste, repent in leisure Actions speak louder than words Adam's apple Add insult to injury After all is said and done, usually more is said than done After the feast comes the reckoning Against the grain Age before beauty Ain't just waltzing around with you Ain't no fool like an old fool Albatross around the neck Alive and kicking All good things come to those who wait All is fair in love and war

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All our dreams can come true - if we have the courage to pursue them All roads lead to Rome All that glitters is not gold All things being equal All Thumbs All wet All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy All's over but the shouting All's well that ends well Always do right - this will gratify some and astonish the rest Always look on the bright side Always neat and tidy An apple a day keeps the doctor away An empty can makes the most noise An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure Another day, another dollar Any port in a storm Appearances are deceiving Apples don't fall far from the tree April showers bring May flowers Are you listening - get your head out of the clouds As a twig is bent the tree will grow As big headed as a mule As bitter as a gale As black as your hat As blind as a bat As brave as a lion As bright as a sixpence As brown as a berry As clean as a penny As clear as a bell As clear as the nose on your face As clumsy as a bull in a china closet As cross as a bear As dark as a pail As dead as a door nail As deep as a well As dry as a herrin As dumb as a mule looking for a new gate As empty as air As fair as a lily As fast as the Mexican two-step As fat as a porpoise As fine as a fiddle As flat as a pancake As happy as a dead pig in the sunshine As hard as a millstone As hard as a rock As high as a kite

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As high as the sky As honest as the day as long As light as a feather As long as a country mile As long as the day is long As luck would have it As mad as a March hare As many as Carter had little liver pills As neat as a pin As nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs As pig headed as a mule As plump as a partridge As poor as a church mouse As proud as a peacock As pure as a angel As pure as mothers milk As pure as the driven snow As red as a beet As rich as was Croesus As right as rain As rough as a gale As round as an apple As sharp as a stick As slow as a snail As sly as a fox As smart as a steel trap As spry as a cat As stiff as a poker As strong as an ox As tender as a mother milk As tender as a mother's love As the crow flies As thin as a rail As tough as nails As ugly as sin As weak as a kitten Ashes of love are cold as ice Ask and you shall receive Ask me no question and I will tell you no lies Asleep at the wheel At first blush At your beck and call

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B 168. 169. 170. 171. 172. 173. 174. 175. 176. 177. 178. 179. 180. 181. 182. 183. 184. 185. 186. 187. 188. 189. 190. 191. 192. 193. 194. 195. 196. 197. 198. 199. 200. 201. 202. 203. 204. 205. 206. 207. 208. 209. 210. 211. 212. 213. 214. Babe in the woods Back in the good old days Back seat driver Back to basics Back to square one Back to the drawing board Back to the salt mine Back when Hector was a pup Back when I was younger Backhanded compliment Bad penny always returns Bad spelling is a remediable injury Bad to the bone Bad to worse Bad weather gets better, a bad man never does Bag of switches Bald as an eagle Ball and chain Barefaced liar Barking dogs seldom bite Barking in the wind Barking up the wrong tree Batten down the hatches Be careful what you wish for you might get it Be that as it may Be true to your teeth and they won't be false Beat around the bush Beat the band Beauty is as beauty does Beauty is in the eye of the beholder Beauty is only skin deep Bee in your bonnet Behind every cloud is a silver lining Behind the eight ball Being so happy or food being so good, you could slap your grandma Bend like a willow or break like an oak Beside the point Best fish I ever flopped a lip on Best laid plans of mice and men Best looking girl I ever took a gander at Better a big fish in a little pond than a little fish in a big pond Better death than dishonor Better half Better late than never Better safe than sorry Better than a black land farm Better than a new pencil

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Better than bacon Better to be your friend's nettle than his echo Between a rock and a hard place Betwixt and between Beware of burning your bridges when you cross them Beyond the sunset Bide your time Big as a bear Big as a blimp Big as a goose egg Big eye little view Bigger is better Bigger than a blue dog tick Bigger than Dallas Bird in the hand is better than two in the bush Bird's eye view Birds of a feather flock together Black as pitch Black as the ace of spades Black sheep of the family Bless your little pea picking heart Blind as a bat Blind in one eye and can't see out of the other Blood is thicker than water Blood will tell Blow your stack Blown to smithereens Bone of contention Bony Moroney Born with a silver spoon is his mouth Bosom buddy Bottoms up Bow up like a cutting worm Boy was that a new wrinkle Break a leg Break a mirror and you will have seven years bad luck Break the ice Bright as a new silver dollar Bright eyed and bushy tailed Bring home the bacon Brown as a berry Brown noser Brownie points Bump on a log Burning question Burning the candle at both ends Burning the midnight oil Bury the hatchet Busier than a one armed paper hanger Business before pleasure

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265. 266. 267. 268. 269. 270. 271. C 272. 273. 274. 275. 276. 277. 278. 279. 280. 281. 282. 283. 284. 285. 286. 287. 288. 289. 290. 291. 292. 293. 294. 295. 296. 297. 298. 299. 300. 301. 302. 303. 304. 305. 306. 307. 308. 309. 310. 311.

Busting my chops Busy as a bee Butter wouldn't melt in her mouth Buy it for a song By the same token By the skin of your teeth By the sweat of your brow

Calf rope Call a spade a spade Calm before the storm Came up smelling like roses Can it Can't live with them and can't live without them Can't make heads or tails of it Can't never could and never would Can't see the forest for the trees Can't see through muddy water Can't win for losing Captain of his soul Cardinal sin Carte blanche Cash on the barrel head Cast aspersions Cast pearls before swine Cat got your tongue Catch as catch can Catch some Z's Cat's meow Cattywampus or caddywampus Caught between a rock and a hard place Caught with your pants down Champagne taste with a beer pocketbook Change a fool against his will, he's of the same opinion still Change of heart Character secures respect Charity begins at home Charlie horse Charmed life Cheap as dirt Chew the cud Chew the fat Chicken squat behind the was pot Chickens come home to roost Children should be seen and not heard Child's play Chink in the armor Chip off the old block

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Chip on his shoulder Chock full Choose the lessor of two evils Christmas Eve Gift Clean as a whistle Clean slate Cleanliness is next to Godliness Clear as a bell Clear as day Clear as mud Clear the decks Clearer than glass Climb on the bandstand Climb the wall Clip joint Close but no cigar Close isn't good enough Close only counts in horseshoes Close shave Close that pneumonia hole/ gap Closer than the hair on a hog Clothes don't make the man Clothes make the man Cloud nine Clumsy as a bull in a china closet Clumsy as a new born colt Coast is clear Cock and bull story Cock of the walk Cockles of the heart Coin a phrase Cold as a blue northern Cold as a frog Cold as a witches broom Cold as ice Cold day in July Cold feet Cold feet sleep apart Cold fish Cold hands - warm heart Cold shoulder Cold turkey Come hell or high water Come off it Come what may Comes up smelling like a rose Company and fish stink after three days Conniption fit Conspicuous by one's absence Cooked his goose

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Cool as a cucumber Cop a plea Corny as a cup of corn Couldn't buy a setting of eggs Couldn't carry a tune in a bushel basket Couldn't hit the broad side of the barn Count your blessings, not your problems Courage of your convictions Cracked up Crazy as a Bessie bug Cream rises to the top Cries like a baby Crime doesn't pay Crooked as a barrel of snakes Crooked as a dogs hind leg Crooked as a snake Cross as a bear Cross your bridges when you come to them Cross your fingers for good luck Cry wolf Cultivate the talents you have Curiosity killed the cat Cut and dried Cut and run Cut me some slack Cut the coat according to the cloth Cut the mustard Cut the shenanigans Cut through the red tape Cut to the chase Cut your nose off to spite your face

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D 393. 394. 395. 396. 397. 398. 399. 400. 401. 402. 403. 404. 405. 406. 407. 408. 409. 410. 411. 412. 413. 414. 415. 416. 417. 418. 419. 420. 421. 422. 423. 424. 425. 426. 427. 428. 429. 430. 431. 432. 433. 434. 435. 436. 437. 438. 439. 440. Dance with the one that brought you Day late and a dollar short Dead as a doornail Dead men tells no tales Dead ringer Dead to right Dead to the world Deader than a doorknob Deader than a mackerel Deeper than the deep blue sea Deeper than the Pacific Den of thieves Dependable as a mule Dependable as a spring flood Devil incarnate Diamond in the rough Different color of horse Different strokes for different folks Dig your own grave Dipstick Dirt cheap Discretion is the better part of valor Divide and conquer D-liver, D-letter, D-sooner, D-better Do an about face Do as I say do and not as I do Do not be anxious for tomorrow, for tomorrow will care for itself Do or die Do unto others shat you would have them do unto you Doctor Livingston I presume Does a leopard change his spots Doesn't have a leg to stand on Doesn't have two nickels to rub together Dog days of summer Dogs that don't kill sheep don't run Done in by a city slicker Don't aim at talent you don't have Don't beat a dead dog Don't beat around the bush Don't bite off more that you can chew Don't bite the hand that feeds you Don't burn your bridges Don't change horses in the middle of the stream Don't count your chickens before they hatch Don't criticize a man till you have walked a mile in his shoes Don't cry over spilled milk Don't cry your heart out Don't look a gift horse in the mouth

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Don't mess in your nest Don't muddy the waters Don't open Pandora's box Don't open that can of worms Don't play with fire and you won't get burned Don't pull the wool over my eyes Don't put all of your eggs in one basket Don't put any stock in it Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today Don't sweat the small stuff Don't take any wooden nickels Don't throw the baby out with the bath water Don't upset the apple cart Double bind and still a going Double dog dare Double Dutch Double ugly Double whammy Drank till he was plum tipsy Dressed fit to kill Dressed up in his Sunday go to meeting clothes Dressed up to the nines Drinks like a fish Drummed out of the Army Drunk as a skunk Dumb as a box of rocks Dumb as a fox Dumb as a log Dumb as a post Dumb as a stump Dynamite comes in small packages

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E 472. 473. 474. 475. 476. 477. 478. 479. 480. 481. 482. 483. 484. 485. 486. 487. 488. 489. 490. 491. 492. 493. 494. 495. 496. 497. 498. 499. Early to bed early to rise makes a man wealthy and wise Ears that look like a taxi cab with both doors open Easier said than done Easy as falling off a log Easy as pie Easy come easy go Eat crow Eat drink and be merry Eat your heart out Eaten out of house and home Eats like a bird Eats like a horse Eats like a pig Education is capital invested for the future Either sink or swim Elementary my dear Watson End of one's rope End of the story Enough is enough Enthusiasm conquers the impossible Even at the turning tide Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven Every dog has his day Evil returns to evil doers Excuse my French Experience is the best teacher Eyes like a hawk Eyes see everything but themselves

F 500. 501. 502. 503. 504. 505. 506. 507. 508. 509. 510. 511. 512. 513. 514. Face the music Fact is stranger than fiction Failure is the stepping stone to success Failure may be the stepping stone to success Faint heart never won fair maiden Fair and square Fair to middling Fair weather friend Faith can move mountains Fall from Grace Fall on your sword Falling apart like a cheap suit Familiarity breeds contempt Fancy free Far be it from me

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Faster than greased lightening Fat as a hog Fear can hold you prisoner, hope can set you free Feed that corn to the chickens Feel it in my bones Fell like a ton of bricks Feuding like the Hatfields and McCoys Few and for between Fifth wheel Find a penny, pick it up - all the day you'll have good luck Finders keepers losers weepers Finer than frog hair Fire answers fire First come, first served Fish or cut bait Fit as a fiddle Fit to be tied Fits him to a T Flash in the pan Flat as a fritter Flat as a pancake Flat footed as a duck Flesh and blood Fly by night Fly by the seat of your pants Fly in the ointment Fly off the handle Fly on the wall Foam at the mouth Follow the golden rule Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me Fools gold Fool's names and fool's faces always show up in public places Fools rush in where Angel's fear to tread For crying out loud For from the madding crowd For love nor money For the birds For the life of me For the umpteenth time For what it is worth Forbidden fruit Forever and a day Forewarned is forearmed Forgive and forget Forgive and you will be forgiven Fork it over Fought like a tiger Four aces short of a deck Four corners of the earth

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Free as a bird Fresh as a daisy Friends are the flowers in the garden of life Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ear Frog in your throat From bad to worst From here to Kalamazoo From here to ten buck two From pillar to post From stem to stern From the horses mouth From the word go From your lips to God's ears Full as a tick Full of beans Funny farm Further than the outhouse Fuzzy wuzzy

G 583. 584. 585. 586. 587. 588. 589. 590. 591. 592. 593. 594. 595. 596. 597. 598. 599. 600. 601. 602. 603. 604. 605. 606. 607. 608. Gag a maggot Gather rosebuds while you may Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration Get off your high horse Get use to it Get while the getting's good Get your ears lowered Getting the short end of the stick Getting your goat Give him an inch and he will take a mile Give him an offer he can't refuse Give the devil his dues Giving someone the cold shoulder Go ahead gourd head Go fly a kite Go for broke Go off half cocked Go whole hog wild Go with the flow God helps those who help themselves God moves in mysterious ways Goes up like a puff of smoke Going to be a cold day in hell Going to come a frog floater Going to come a gully washer Going to come a toad strangler

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Going to hell in a hand basket Gone but not forgotten Gone South Gone to bed with the chickens Gone to pot Gone to the dogs Good always wins over evil Good as gold Good beginnings make for good endings Good fences make good neighbors Good lord willing and the creeks don't rise Good luck comes to the man that earns it Good riddance to bad rubbish Goodie two shoes Goofy as a road lizard Got a bird nest on the ground Got a frog in your throat Got enough money to burn a wet mule Got more money than Ben Gump Got my mojo working Got the blues Got the reds Got up on the wrong side of the bed Grass doesn't grow on a busy street Grass is always greener on the other side of the fence Great minds think alike Great oaks from little acorns grow Greek to me Green as a gourd Green as grass Green eyed monster Green with envy Grin and bare it Grind to a halt Grinning like a mule chewing briars Growing like a weed Guilty as sin Gung ho Gut reaction

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H 648. 649. 650. 651. 652. 653. 654. 655. 656. 657. 658. 659. 660. 661. 662. 663. 664. 665. 666. 667. 668. 669. 670. 671. 672. 673. 674. 675. 676. 677. 678. 679. 680. 681. 682. 683. 684. 685. 686. 687. 688. 689. 690. 691. 692. 693. 694. 695. Had me stumped Hair of the dog Half a loaf is better than none Half the battle Hand over fist Handy as a flashlight with no batteries Handy as pockets on a shirt Hang in there Hang loose Hang tight Happiness is a state of mind Happy as a dead pig in the sunshine Happy as a pig in slop Hard as a rock Hard fight with a short stick Hard row to hoe Hard to hold as a greased pig Harder than nails Harvest moon Has a skeleton in the closet Hasn't got the sense God gave a goose Hasn't got the sense of a Betsy bug Have a nice day He ain't got a leg to stand on He can't see the forest for the tees He cast a large shadow He couldn't see the point of a nail He got his neck rung twice and he's still a-floppin He got pulled before he was ripe He has a ace in the hole He has a hollow leg He has a stomach made out of cast iron He has deep pockets He has his own ax to grind He has his tail over his back He has lost his marbles He has run the gauntlet He is a dark horse He is a rake He is a ring leader He is a ring tailed tooter He is a straight shooter He is a wise old owl He is afraid of his own shadow He is as dependable as a fox in a hen house He is as honest as the day is long He is as stubborn as a lop-eared mule He is dealing from the bottom of the deck

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He is going to the dogs He is Hell on wheels He is hen pecked He is over his head He kicked the bucket He looks like death warmed over He needs a tight rein He rules with an iron hand He stumped his toe He takes one steps forward and two steps back He thinks it is gospel if he says it He who can does, he who cannot doesn't He who gets angry gets old fast He who hesitates is lost He who laughs first cries hardest at the last He who will not work shall not eat He will argue with a fence post He would complain if he was hung with a new rope He/she could go bear hunting with a switch He/she has a charmed life He/she has bats in the belfry He/she has the world by the tail He/she is a day late and a dollar short He/she is a pack rat He/she is feeling their oats He/she is going to have to bear the brunt He/she is tough as nails He/she is wiser than an old owl He/she who hesitates is lost He/she would take the quarters off a corpse's eyes He/she's just like an apple rotten to the core Head as hard as a rock Head is harder than a brick Healthy as a horse Hear hear Hear no evil-see no evil-speak no evil Heard that lip flop Heart as big as all outdoors Heart of a lion Heavens to Betsy Heavy as a tub of lard He'll argue with a fence post Hell hath no furry like a woman scorned Hem and Haw Here today gone tomorrow He's an odd duck He's got ants in his pants He's got ants in his pockets He's really bull headed He's rough as a cob

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He's slow, but he's old Hibernate like a bear Hide and seek High and dry High and mighty High on the hog Higher than a cats back Higher than a Georgia pine Higher than a kite Hind site is 20/20 His beard is white as snow His belly shakes like Jell-O His head is as thick as an anvil His mind is a steel trap His/her elevator doesn't go all the way to the top His/her light's on, but nobody's home Hit below the belt Hit by a ugly stick Hit the sack Ho-Ho-Ho- and a bottle of Rum Hoist by your own petard Hold a candle Hold a torch Hold your horses Holy cow Holy Smoke Home is where the heart is Home is where you hang your hat Honest as the day is long Honesty is the best policy Hook line and sinker Hook or crook Hoot and Holler Hope is a waking dream Hope is hearing the melody of the future, Faith is to dance it Hope is like the sun which as we walk toward it, cast a shadow of our burdens behind us Horse and cart Hotter than a firecracker, but never hotter than a pistol Hotter than a pistol Hotter than a pot of collards Hotter than Hell How low can you go How now brown cow How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child Hung up, but not stress out Hung, drawn and quartered Hunters moon

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I 794. 795. 796. 797. 798. 799. 800. 801. 802. 803. 804. 805. 806. 807. 808. 809. 810. 811. 812. 813. 814. 815. 816. 817. 818. 819. 820. 821. 822. 823. 824. 825. 826. 827. 828. 829. 830. 831. 832. 833. 834. 835. 836. 837. 838. 839. I ain't never I am a simple man with simple taste I am as lonesome as a polecat I am going to jerk a knot in your tail I am going to paint the town red I am going to slap you to the back side of no where I am just needling you I am off like a old dirty shirt I came, I saw and I conquered I can't make head or tails of it I could take a cotton to you I cried because I had no shoes until I saw the man who had no feet I did not fall off a turnip truck I didn't like the color of his money I didn't pull your chain I don't care if it harelips Georgia I don't give a tinkers damn I don't know him from Adam I double dog dare you I feel for you but I just can't reach you I feel it in my bones I feel like a rung out old rag thrown out with the wash water I feel like giving up the ghost I feel like warmed over death I had rather see them shake than rattle I have not slept one wink I have nothing to offer but blood toil tears and sweat I have other fish to fry I laughed till I cried I may be tall but I sure am short I might as well I can't dance I need that like a hole in the head I shall return I spy with my little eyes I wasn't born on a Christmas tree I wasn't born yesterday I will wear my heart upon my sleeve I won it fair and square I won't take no for an answer I would rather see them shake than rattle I would rather take a beating I wouldn't give you a plug nickel I wouldn't give you two bits for his opinion I wouldn't touch that with a 10' pole I wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw him I wouldn't want to be in his shoes

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Idle hands are the Devil's workshop Idle mind is the Devil's playground If a black cat crosses your path you will have bad luck If a man tells you he can grow corn look in his crib If a wolf came to my house to eat he would have to bring a sack lunch If at first you don't succeed, try, try again If brains were lard, they couldn't grease up a good size skillet If he accidentally told you the truth, he would come back and apologize If I (he/she) had a brain, I (he/she) would be dangerous If I had my druthers If I had told you once I have told you a thousand times If I was on my way to hell with a car load of ice it would come a freeze If it ain't broke, don't fix it If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it's a duck If life gives you lemons, make lemonade If music was food of love, play on If she had one more freckle she would have to carry it in the palm of her hand If she would screw her head back on straight she might not have to walk sideways If syrup was a nickel a sop I wouldn't have a biscuit If that don't beat the band If that kid don't leave home I'm going to break his plate If the Lord's willing, and the creek don't rise If the shoe fits, wear it If wishes were fishes, we'd all have a fry If wishes were for certain we would all be rich If wishes were horses beggars would ride If worse comes to worst If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem If you can't beat them join them If you can't say anything nice don't say anything If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen If you cast your net too wide beware that you don't get snared in your own webbing If you don't bend you are going to break If you don't milk everyday, the cow will dry up If you have seen one you have seen them all If you play with trash it will get in your eyes If you think you are talking to a backward person you might consider facing them If you want to dance you must pay the fiddler Ignorance is bliss I'll be a monkey's uncle Ill gotten gains I'll meet you last winter

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882. 883. 884. 885. 886. 887. 888. 889. 890. 891. 892. 893. 894. 895. 896. 897. 898. 899. 900. 901. 902. 903. 904. 905. 906. 907. 908. 909. 910. 911. 912. 913. 914. 915. 916. 917. 918. 919. 920. 921. 922. 923. 924. 925. 926. 927. 928. 929. 930.

I'm a bit under the weather today I'm all ears I'm getting nowhere fast I'm going to carry you to the back of the wood shed I'm going to clean your plow I'm going to knock you into the middle of the week I'm going to nail him I'm in a nine line bind I'm not just blowing smoke at you In a coon's age In a nutshell In a pigs eye In a quandary In a rut In an interesting condition In cold blood In for a penny In for a pound In hot water In my mind's eye In one ear and out the other In one fell swoop In the Autumn of your life In the bag In the buff In the cart In the doghouse In the limelight In the offing In the pink In the red In the twinkling of an eye In trouble In your dreams In your face Indian giver Is the Pope Catholic Is you fall to the ground you get lost in the flood It ain't fit for man or beast It ain't over till the fat lady sings It goes against the grain It goes in one ear and out the other It is a dirty job but someone has to do it It is a dog eat dog world It is as clear as the handwriting on the wall It is as easy as falling off a log It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness It is dark as a tomb

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931. 932. 933. 934. 935. 936. 937. 938. 939. 940. 941. 942. 943. 944. 945. 946. 947. 948. 949. 950. 951. 952. 953. 954. 955. 956. 957. 958. 959. 960. 961. 962. 963. 964. 965. 966. 967. 968. 969.

It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of an needle, than for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of God It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye It is pea pickin' good It is two hole seater It never rains it pours It rolls off like water off of a duck's back It takes one to know one It takes people like you to make people like me It takes two to tango It will jar your memory like standing at South end of a North bound mule It'll all come out in the wash It'll be a cold day in July It'll be okay if the Lord's willing and the creek don't rise It's a catch 22 situation It's a far cry It's a long worm that never turns It's a piece of cake It's a real hum dinger It's a sorry dog that won't wag his own tail It's a two-dog night It's all in the eye of the beholder Its always darkest before dawn It's an ill wind that blows no good It's better to be safe than sorry It's cold as blue blazes It's going to rain little children It's is raining on my parade It's later than it has ever been before It's like opening a can of worms It's not over till the fat lady sings It's not the end of the world It's not whether you win or loose, it's how you play the game It's not worth the paper it's written on It's raining cats and dogs It's raining on my parade It's snowing down South It's the pits It's too little, too late It's your pipe full

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J 970. 971. 972. 973. 974. 975. 976. 977. 978. 979. 980. 981. 982. 983. 984. 985. 986. 987. 988. 989. 990. 991. Jack of all trades and a master of none Jackpot Jerkwater town Jig is up Johnny come lately Johnny come lately Jump out of the frying pan into the fire Jump to conclusions Jumping the gun Jumpy as a cat on a hot tin roof Junk Jury rig Just a hop, skip and a jump away Just a stone throw away Just barking in the wind Just bear with me Just between you and me and the post Just bide your time Just deserts Just had a brain storm Just hunkey dory Just in time

K 992. 993. 994. 995. 996. 997. 998. 999. 1000. 1001. 1002. 1003. 1004. 1005. 1006. 1007. 1008. 1009. 1010. 1011. Katy bar the door Keep a stiff upper lip Keep body and soul together Keep it simple stupid Keep out of my hair Keep the ball rolling Keep those card and letters coming Keep two hands above high water Keep your eyes peeled Keep your eyes wide open before marriage and half shut afterwards Keep your fingers crossed Keep your head above water Keep your nose clean Keep your nose to the grind stone Keep your powder dry Keep your shirt on Keeping up with the Joneses Keeps me on pins and needles Kelly is under that hat because his legs are hanging out Kick a man when he is down

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1012. 1013. 1014. 1015. 1016. 1017. 1018. 1019. 1020. 1021. 1022. 1023. 1024. 1025. 1026. 1027. 1028. 1029. 1030. 1031.

Kick the bucket Kicking up his heels like a cow going to pasture Kill the goose that laid the golden egg Kill them with kindness Kill two birds with one stone Kilroy was here Kiss and tell Kiss my grits Kit and caboodle Knee high by the fourth of July Knee high to a grasshopper Knee jerk reaction Knee knocking scared Knock back Knock off work Knock on wood Know the ropes Know which side your bread is buttered on Know which way the wind blows Knuckle down

L 1032. 1033. 1034. 1035. 1036. 1037. 1038. 1039. 1040. 1041. 1042. 1043. 1044. 1045. 1046. 1047. 1048. 1049. 1050. 1051. 1052. 1053. 1054. 1055. 1056. Labor of love Lamb to the slaughter Land of hope and glory Land of milk and honey Last but not least Last ditch effort Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone Lead by example Learn the ropes Learning is wealth to the poor Left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing Left holding the bag Left in a lurch Legs so bowed he couldn't herd a hog in a narrow lane Lend a kindly light Lend me your ear Less is more Lesser of two evils Let bygones be bygones Let not the sun go down on your wrath Let one thousand flowers bloom Let sleeping dogs lie Let the cat out of the bag Let them eat cake Let there be light

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1057. 1058. 1059. 1060. 1061. 1062. 1063. 1064. 1065. 1066. 1067. 1068. 1069. 1070. 1071. 1072. 1073. 1074. 1075. 1076. 1077. 1078. 1079. 1080. 1081. 1082. 1083. 1084. 1085. 1086. 1087. 1088. 1089. 1090. 1091. 1092. 1093. 1094. 1095. 1096. 1097. 1098. 1099. 1100. 1101. 1102. 1103. 1104. 1105. 1106.

Let your hair down Let your light shine before men that they may see your good works Level playing field Liar, Liar pants on fire Life is a stairway some are going up and others are going down Life is not a dress rehearsal Life is what you make it Life of Riley Light at the end of the tunnel Like a bat out of hell Like a chicken with its head cut off Like a duck on a June bug Like a man grasping for straws Like a moth to a flame Like a snowball on its way hell Like being at a cake walk with no money Like being in a candy store with no money Like breaking a new pair of boots Like grabbing hold of a dead fish Like it or lump it Like stink on a skunk Like the pot calling the kettle black Like two peas in a pod Like walking a board sidewalk in high heels Like water off a ducks back Like white on rice Limber as a peach tree switch Little Miss Priss Little pictures have big ears Live and learn Live by the sword die by the sword Live fast and die hard Loaded to the gills Lonesome as a polecat Long as a country mile Long as a well rope Long as the river Long in the tooth Longer than a row of cotton Look before you leap Look what the dogs have dragged in and cats won't eat Looks good enough to eat Loony as a goon Loose as a goose Loose lips sink ships Lord love a duck Lord willing and the creeks don't rise Lots faster than a race horse Love is the master key which open the gates of happiness Love your neighbor as thyself

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1107. 1108. 1109. 1110. 1111. 1112.

Lower than a snake's belly Lower than a worm Luck of the draw Lucky as a rabbits foot Lying is like being pregnant, sooner or later everyone will know Lying like a dog

M 1113. 1114. 1115. 1116. 1117. 1118. 1119. 1120. 1121. 1122. 1123. 1124. 1125. 1126. 1127. 1128. 1129. 1130. 1131. 1132. 1133. 1134. 1135. 1136. 1137. 1138. 1139. 1140. 1141. 1142. 1143. 1144. 1145. 1146. 1147. 1148. 1149. 1150. 1151. Mad as a hatter Mad as an old wet hen Main chance Maintain the status quo Make a beeline for it Make a clean breast of it Make a long story short Make a mountain out of a molehill Make haste not waste Make hay while the sun shines Make it a bakers dozen and I'll take it Make no bones about it Make ones blood boil Make the fur fly Makes me mad enough to chew nails and spit out BBs Makes your hair stand straight on end Man after his own heart Man does not live by bread alone Man of few words Man's inhumanity to man Many a slip from the cup to the lip Many are called but few are chosen Many hands make light work Mark my words Maxims are the condensed good sense of nations May as well, I can't dance Mean as a junkyard dog Meaner than a piney woods rooter Meaner than a rattlesnake Meet your maker Meet your waterloo Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues we write in water Mess with fire and you will get burned Mickey Finn Middle of the road Mighty oaks from little acorns grow Milk of human kindness Mind over matter Mind your own beeswax

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1152. 1153. 1154. 1155. 1156. 1157. 1158. 1159. 1160. 1161. 1162. 1163. 1164. 1165. 1166. 1167. 1168. 1169. 1170. 1171. 1172. 1173. 1174.

Mind your Ps and Qs Mischievous as a cat Misery loves company Money burns a hole in your pocket Money can't by happiness Money doesn't grow on trees Money follows money Money is the root of all evil Monkey see, monkey do Monkey's uncle More or less More problems than Carter has little liver pills More stubborn than a mule More than I bargained for More trouble than it's worth Morning - Glory Moving at a snail's pace Moving like dead lice are falling off of you Much ado about nothing Muddier that a pig sty Mum's the word Must have a hole in the head My crow is the blackest

N 1175. 1176. 1177. 1178. 1179. 1180. 1181. 1182. 1183. 1184. 1185. 1186. 1187. 1188. 1189. 1190. 1191. 1192. 1193. 1194. 1195. 1196. Name your poison Neat as a pin Needle in a haystack Needless to say Neither a borrower nor a lender be Neither here nor there Nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs Never a borrower or a lender be Never bite the hand that feeds you Never give a sucker a break Never mix business with pleasure Never say die Never say never Never the twains shall meet Never to old to learn New beginnings - old endings Nice as pie Nip and tuck Nip it in the bud No common horse sense No dice No man can lounge into success

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1197. 1198. 1199. 1200. 1201. 1202. 1203. 1204. 1205. 1206. 1207. 1208. 1209. 1210. 1211. 1212. 1213. 1214. 1215. 1216. 1217. 1218. 1219. 1220. 1221. 1222. 1223. 1224. 1225. 1226.

No man is an island No matter how far you go, there you are No monkey business No need to reinvent the wheel No news is good news No one can make you feel inferior without your consent No one is so blind as those that don't want to see No pain no gain No rest for the wicked No rhyme or reason No skin off my nose No use beating a dead horse No use closing the barn door when the horse is already out Noisy as a new saddle Nose running off my face Nose runs like a spring branch Not a hair out of place Not fit to hold a candle Not overdrawn, just under deposited Not right now my mind is tuned out Not the ill wind which blows no man to good Nothing can need a lie Nothing is certain but death and taxes Nothing ventured, nothing gained Now honey that is to much sugar for a dime Now is the winter of discontent Now that's a knee slapper Nutty as a fruitcake Nutty as a peach orchard boar Nutty as a squirrel

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O 1227. 1228. 1229. 1230. 1231. 1232. 1233. 1234. 1235. 1236. 1237. 1238. 1239. 1240. 1241. 1242. 1243. 1244. 1245. 1246. 1247. 1248. 1249. 1250. 1251. 1252. 1253. 1254. 1255. 1256. 1257. 1258. 1259. 1260. 1261. 1262. 1263. 1264. 1265. 1266. 1267. 1268. 1269. 1270. 1271. 1272. 1273. 1274. O ye, of little faith Odd and ends Odd man out Of the first order Off his rocker Off the record Off the wall Off with his head Oh how time fly's when you are having fun Oh that way madness lies Oh what tangle web we weave, when first we practice to deceive Oh, your grandmother was most particular Oil and water don't mix Okay Okey dokey Old as Methuselah Old habits die hard Old hat Old so n' so kicked the bucket Old stamping ground Older than dirt Older than father time Older than the creek On a wing and a prayer On him/her like white on rice On the ball On the QT's On the rocks On the shoulders of a giant On the skids On the spur of the moment On tinderhooks Once bitten twice shy Once in a blue moon Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more One bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch One brick short of a load One bubble short of plum One foot in the grave One for the road One man's meat is another man's poison One man's trash is another man's treasure One sandwich short of a picnic Only the good die young Open mouth, insert foot Out behind the wood shed Out like a light Out of sight out of mind

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1275. 1276. 1277. 1278. 1279. 1280. 1281. 1282. 1283.

Out of sorts Out of the coals and into the fire Out of the jaws of death Out of the mouths of babes come all wise sayings Out on a limb Out with the old and in with the new Over the hill Over the top Oysters are not good in months that have not and R in them

P 1284. 1285. 1286. 1287. 1288. 1289. 1290. 1291. 1292. 1293. 1294. 1295. 1296. 1297. 1298. 1299. 1300. 1301. 1302. 1303. 1304. 1305. 1306. 1307. 1308. 1309. 1310. 1311. 1312. 1313. 1314. 1315. 1316. 1317. 1318. 1319. Pack it in Paddle your own canoe Pain in the neck Paint the town red Pale as a ghost Paper tiger Pat on the back Patience of Jobe Pearls of wisdom Peeping Tom Penny for your thoughts Penny wise, dollar foolish People are dying today that have never died before People in hell want ice-water too Perseverance moves mountains or tunnels them Peter Out Physician heal thyself Pig headed as a mule Pigs ear Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered Pin money Pink Elephant Pipe down Pipe dream Piping hot Play by ear Play it again Sam Play the race card Play with matches and you will get burned Plum tuckered out Poor as a church house mouse Poor baby, cry me a hand full of tears Poorer than dirt Potty mouth Practice makes perfect Practice what you preach

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1320. 1321. 1322. 1323. 1324. 1325. 1326. 1327. 1328. 1329. 1330. 1331. 1332. 1333. 1334. 1335. 1336.

Pretty as a calico cat Pretty as a new wagon Pretty as a peach Pretty as a picture Pretty as a speckled pup under a red wagon Pretty is as pretty does Pride goeth before a fall Principles are useless, unless embodied in action Proof is in the pudding Protective as a mother hen Proud as a peacock Pull the wool over your eyes Pulled on like an old sock Pure as mother's milk Put any stock in it Put up your dukes Put your mouth where your money is

Q 1337. 1338. 1339. 1340. 1341. 1342. 1343. 1344. 1345. 1346. 1347. 1348. 1349. 1350. 1351. Quality of mercy is not strained Quality time Queer as a three-dollar bill Quick as a banty rooster Quick as a bumblebee Quick as a wink Quick as lighting Quick on the draw Quicker than a New York minute Quicker than a rabbit Quicker than a striped lizard on hot asphalt Quicker than greased lightening Quid pro quo Quiet as a mouse Quit your bellyaching

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R 1352. 1353. 1354. 1355. 1356. 1357. 1358. 1359. 1360. 1361. 1362. 1363. 1364. 1365. 1366. 1367. 1368. 1369. 1370. 1371. 1372. 1373. 1374. 1375. 1376. 1377. 1378. 1379. 1380. 1381. 1382. 1383. 1384. 1385. 1386. 1387. 1388. 1389. 1390. 1391. 1392. 1393. 1394. 1395. 1396. 1397. 1398. 1399. 1400. Rack and ruin Rack my brain Rack of bones Rain on you Raining cats and dogs Raise his hackles Raising cain Ran like a scalded dog Rank and file Rat race Read something into it Read the riot act Real McCoys Red as a beet Red as a rooster's comb Red as a turkey's snout Red letter day Red skies at night, a sailor's delight - Red skies in the morning sailors warning Red tape Rest in peace Rest on your laurels Resting on a bed of hot coals Revenge is best served cold Revenge is sweet Right as rain Ring around the moon, storm coming soon Ring down the curtain Rise and shine Roars like a lion Robbing Peter to pay Paul Rode hard and put away wet Rode hard and put out to pasture Roger dogger Roll with the punches Rolled off his tongue and went across town Rolling stone gathers no moss Root hog or die Rotten to the core Rough as a cob Rule of thumb Rules are made to be broken Run like a scalded dog Run like a spotted ape Run like the wind Run of the mill Running after a shadow is a wearisome race Running around like a chicken with its head cut off Running like the hound of Hades was on him Ryme nor reason 32

S 1401. 1402. 1403. 1404. 1405. 1406. 1407. 1408. 1409. 1410. 1411. 1412. 1413. 1414. 1415. 1416. 1417. 1418. 1419. 1420. 1421. 1422. 1423. 1424. 1425. 1426. 1427. 1428. 1429. 1430. 1431. 1432. 1433. 1434. 1435. 1436. 1437. 1438. 1439. 1440. 1441. Sadder but wiser Safe rather than sorry Salt of the earth Save for a rainy day Saved by the bell Saving face or losing face Say what you mean and mean what you say Scarce as hen's teeth Scared as a rabbit Scared as a rabbit in a fox hole Scared out of my wits Scott free Screaming like a banshee Screaming your lungs out Secure as a house of cards Seeing is believing Seek and you shall find Seize the day Seize the moment Selling a pig in a poke Serious as a heart attack Sets ones teeth on edge Sew a stitch on Sunday and when you get to Heaven you'll have to take the stitches out with your nose Sew wild oats all week long - pray for a bad crop on Sunday Shake a leg Shake his hand and count your fingers Share and share alike Sharp as a razor Sharp as a tack Sharp as a tic She can't help being ugly but she could have stayed home She don't know any better She is 2 ax handles wide She is a clinging vine She is a cutie pie She is a diddy-wah-dossey She is a ring tail tooter She is gonna have a hissie fit She is just a weeping willow She looks like a unmade bed She paints with a wide brush

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1442. 1443. 1444. 1445. 1446. 1447. 1448. 1449. 1450. 1451. 1452. 1453. 1454. 1455. 1456. 1457. 1458. 1459. 1460. 1461. 1462. 1463. 1464. 1465. 1466. 1467. 1468. 1469. 1470. 1471. 1472. 1473. 1474. 1475. 1476. 1477. 1478. 1479. 1480. 1481. 1482. 1483. 1484. 1485. 1486. 1487. 1488. 1489. 1490.

She was so ugly they had to tie a pork chop around her neck to get the dog to play with her She will talk to a wooden Indian She'll do she just won't do right She's my sunshine She's not working with a full deck Ship shape Shut my jaws Sick as a dog Sight for sore eyes Sign of the times Sign your John Henry Silence is golden Silver tongue Devil Sink or swim Sit down and take the load off you feet Sit down and talk a spell Sit tight Sitting duck Six of one and Half a dozen of the other Skill, not luck, leads to fortune Skinny as a rail Sleep like a log Sleeps sound as a log Sleepy as a bear Slick as a bucket of snot Slick as a cow pie on a flat rock Slick as a mink Slick as a whistle, or clean as a whistle Slicker than a gut Slicker than a sycamore sapling Slicker than sin Slippery as an eel Sloth is the key of poverty Slow as a broke clock Slow as a snail Slow as Christmas Slow as dead lice Slow as dripping syrup Slower than Christmas Slower than molasses in January Sly as fox Slyer than a fox in a chicken coop Small as a mustard-seed Smart as a tack Smart as a whip Smile and the world smiles with you Smoke that in your pipe Smooth as glass Smooth as silk,

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1491. 1492. 1493. 1494. 1495. 1496. 1497. 1498. 1499. 1500. 1501. 1502. 1503. 1504. 1505. 1506. 1507. 1508. 1509. 1510. 1511. 1512. 1513. 1514. 1515. 1516. 1517. 1518. 1519. 1520. 1521. 1522. 1523. 1524. 1525. 1526. 1527. 1528. 1529. 1530. 1531. 1532. 1533. 1534.

Snug as a bug in a rug So broke that if it took a quarter to leave town, you couldn't cross the street So country he still has cordwood on his breath So sweet honey was dripping off of her tongue So tight he squeaks Soars like an eagle Sober as a judge Someone needs a spring tonic Son of a gun Sooner get blood out of a stone Sooner get blood out of a turnip Sour as a lemon gargle Sow the wind reap the whirlwind Sowing his wild oats Spare the rod and spoil the child Speak little -- hear much Speak of the devil and he will appear Spinning another long cord of yarns Spoon full of sugar makes the medicine go down Spring cleaning Squeaky as a rat Squeal like a stuck pig Squirt blossom Steady as a rock Steeping my life in beauty brings color to my days and a song to my heart Step on a crack break your mama's back Stick like glue Stick like tar Sticks out like a sore thumb Stiff as a board Still water runs deep Stone cold Straight as an arrow Strike while the iron is hot Strong as an ox Stronger than a bear's breath Stronger than an acre of garlic Stubborn as a mule Stuck in a rut Study long study wrong Success comes through a clear, strong purpose Sure as night follows day Sweet tooth Sweeter than honey

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T 1535. 1536. 1537. 1538. 1539. 1540. 1541. 1542. 1543. 1544. 1545. 1546. 1547. 1548. 1549. 1550. 1551. 1552. 1553. 1554. 1555. 1556. 1557. 1558. 1559. 1560. 1561. 1562. 1563. 1564. 1565. 1566. 1567. 1568. 1569. 1570. 1571. 1572. 1573. 1574. 1575. 1576. 1577. 1578. 1579. 1580. Tacky tongued Tail between your legs Take a back seat Take a chill pill Take a hike Take a load off your feet Take a rain check Take a shine to Take him down a peg Take the bit between your teeth Take the bitter with the sweet Take the bull by the horn Take the wind out of your sails Take with a pinch of salt Taken back Takes one to know one Talk is cheap Talking to the walls Talks in circles Tall as a tree Taller than a tall pine Tattle - tell, tattle - tell you're going to grow a big ol' tail Tender as a mother's love That boy is shy a few cards of a full deck That is a hair brain idea That is a horse of a different color That is music to my ears That is my cross to bear That is par for the course That is the day we part company That is the last straw That is the long and short of it That is the way the cookie crumbles That is water under the bridge That just slipped off your tongue That makes me want to puke That makes me whopping mad That meal was larrupin good That old dog don't hunt That probably stuck in his craw That road leads to nowhere That takes the cake That's a bitter pill to swallow That's a new wrinkle on my old horn That's about as stupid as a screen door on a submarine That's all folks

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1581. 1582. 1583. 1584. 1585. 1586. 1587. 1588. 1589. 1590. 1591. 1592. 1593. 1594. 1595. 1596. 1597. 1598. 1599. 1600. 1601. 1602. 1603. 1604. 1605. 1606. 1607. 1608. 1609. 1610. 1611. 1612. 1613. 1614. 1615. 1616. 1617. 1618. 1619. 1620. 1621. 1622. 1623. 1624. 1625. 1626. 1627. 1628. 1629.

That's it in a nutshell That's the best thing since sliced bread That's your ball of wax The back of beyond The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, They must be felt by the heart The best things come in small packages The best things in life are free The bigger the better The blind leading the blind The boss isn't always right, but he's always the boss The buck stops here The building that needs props is sure to fall The call of the wild The cats meow The chance of anything happening today is nare to nothing The course of true love never runs smooth The cupboard is as bare as old mother Hubbard's cupboard The cure is worst than the disease The devil is in the detail The devil take the hindmost The die is cast The difference between men and boys are the size of their toys The early bird catches the worm The exception of which proves the rule The face that launch a thousand ships The fat is in the fire The female of the species is more deadly than the male The first hen to cackle is the one that laid the egg The game is afoot The game is up The good die young The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world The hurrier I go the behinder I get The kid can tear up an anvil with a rubber hammer The left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing The light was on, but nobody was home The live-long day The long and short of it The more the merrier The more things change the more they stay the same The night is far gone, the day is at hand The only sure thing is death and taxes The only thing we have to fear is fear itself The only way to have a friend is to be one The ox is in the ditch The palest ink is stronger than the strongest memory The path of darkness may not reach the light The path of light is easiest found by looking up

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1630. 1631. 1632. 1633. 1634. 1635. 1636. 1637. 1638. 1639. 1640. 1641. 1642. 1643. 1644. 1645. 1646. 1647. 1648. 1649. 1650. 1651. 1652. 1653. 1654. 1655. 1656. 1657. 1658. 1659. 1660. 1661. 1662. 1663. 1664. 1665. 1666. 1667. 1668. 1669. 1670. 1671. 1672. 1673. 1674. 1675. 1676. 1677.

The pen is mightier than the sword The perfect age is somewhere between old enough to know better and young enough not to care The road is going to be a slick as a jar full of eels The road is going to be as greasy as a greased pig in the sunshine The road to Hell is paved with good intentions The secret of success is constancy of purpose The sky is the limit The squeaky wheel gets the grease The straw that broke the camel's back The snow is falling The sun is going down The truth shall set you free The way to a man's heart is through his stomach The wolf is at the front door The worm has turned Their family tree don't branch There ain't going to be any hanky panky going on around here There is a hunters moon tonight There is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow There is a silver lining in behind every cloud There is always room upstairs There is blood on the moon There is more than one way to skin a cat There is no failure for the good and the wise There is no place like home There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved There is something rotten in Denmark There may be snow on the roof, but there is still fire in the furnace There will be frost on the pumpkin tonight They are double trouble They are thick as thieves They fought a good fight They just go hog wild They will fight tooth and nail Thicker than a bull's hide Thicker than fleas on a dogs back Thicker than thieves Things started on Friday are never finished This place looks like a pig's sty Those we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not Those who laugh a lot live longer Thought is the oil of the mind - worry is the acid that destroys it Three sheets to the wind Throw another log on the fire Throw the key in the water bucket and keep on going Tie the knot Tight as a tick Tight as bark on a tree

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1678. 1679. 1680. 1681. 1682. 1683. 1684. 1685. 1686. 1687. 1688. 1689. 1690. 1691. 1692. 1693. 1694. 1695. 1696. 1697. 1698. 1699. 1700. 1701. 1702. 1703. 1704. 1705. 1706. 1707. 1708. 1709. 1710. 1711. 1712. 1713. 1714. 1715. 1716. 1717. 1718. 1719. 1720. 1721.

Tighter than old Dick's hatband Till the chickens come home to roost Till the cows come home Time for the bullwhip Time has run out Time heals all wounds Time in a bottle Time is passing me by Time is the enemy of men Time is ticking Time to bite the bullet Time to hit the sack Time to hit the saddle Time to meet your maker Time to put him out to pasture Time to rest my dogs Time to slap leather Time to turn over a new leaf Time's a wasting Tit for tat To everything there is a season To hot to tango and to old to stroll To live without loving is not really to live To pooped to pop and to old to stroll Too big for your britches Too many cooks spoil the broth Toot your own horn Touched in the head Tough as an old boot Tough as old leather Tough row to hoe True blue Truth is stranger than fiction Turn a blind eye Turn away the weary trader and your heart will turn to stone Twenty [or Forty) miles of bad road Twisted like a pretzel Two are better than one - If one falls down, his friend can help him up Two bits short of a dollar Two heads are better than one Two left feet Two of a kind Two plus two equals two - Two plus two should equal four Two's company; three's a crowd

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U 1722. 1723. 1724. 1725. 1726. 1727. 1728. 1729. 1730. 1731. 1732. 1733. Ugly as a mud fence Ugly as sin Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown Up a blind alley Up the creek without a paddle Upper crust Use it or loose it Use it up, make do or do without Useless as a bucket with no bottom Useless as a dry milk cow Useless as a dry well Useless as teats on a bore hog

V 1734. 1735. 1736. 1737. 1738. Vanished into thin air Variety is the spice of life Vent your anger Vicious Circle Virtue is its own reward

W 1739. 1740. 1741. 1742. 1743. 1744. 1745. 1746. 1747. 1748. 1749. 1750. 1751. 1752. 1753. 1754. 1755. 1756. 1757. Wait broke the bridge Wait with bated breath Waiting for the other shoe to drop Wake up and smell the coffee Walk a mile in his shoes Walk on eggs Walk the plank Walk the shadows is to leave the light Walk the walk and talk the talk Want what you have and you will have what you want Warm as toast Waste not, want not Watch pot never boils Watch the pennies, the dollars will take care of themselves Water over the dam Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink We are all in the same boat We are going to have a knee slapping good time We are going to have a mess of fish

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1758. 1759. 1760. 1761. 1762. 1763. 1764. 1765. 1766. 1767. 1768. 1769. 1770. 1771. 1772. 1773. 1774. 1775. 1776. 1777. 1778. 1779. 1780. 1781. 1782. 1783. 1784. 1785. 1786. 1787. 1788. 1789. 1790. 1791. 1792. 1793. 1794. 1795. 1796. 1797. 1798. 1799. 1800. 1801. 1802. 1803. 1804.

We are not amused We have seen better days We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope We will cross that bridge when we get there Weak as water Weak in the knees Wear your heart on your sleeve Welcome as the plaque Welcome with open arms Well healed Well I swear Well now if that don't beat all Well slap me naked and hide my clothes Well that sinks the duck Were you born in a barn Wet behind the ears Wet blanket Wet your whistle Wetter than a drowned rat Wetter than a wharf rat What a tangled web we weave, when we practice to deceive What blows in on a ill wind What goes around comes around What goes up must come down What in the compound cat hair do you want me to do What is the rigmarole about What the cat dragged in and the kittens wouldn't have What will be, will be What you don't know can't hurt you What's done is done What's good for the goose is good for the gander What's up doc When all is said and done When elephants fly When God handed out brains you must have been out to lunch When Hell freezes over When it rains it pours When pigs fly When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions When the cat is away the mice will play When the cows come home When the creek runs dry When the fox preaches watch your geese When the going gets tough the tough get going When they were passing out brains, he was out plowing the south 40 When they were passing out brains, he/she hid behind the door When they were passing out brains, he/she thought they said pains and didn't take any

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1805. 1806. 1807. 1808. 1809. 1810. 1811. 1812. 1813. 1814. 1815. 1816. 1817. 1818. 1819. 1820. 1821. 1822. 1823. 1824. 1825. 1826. 1827. 1828. 1829. 1830. 1831. 1832. 1833. 1834. 1835. 1836. 1837. 1838. 1839. 1840. 1841. 1842. 1843. 1844. 1845.

When they were passing the brains out, he thought they said TRAINS When you chase a shadow you run from the light When you got it, flaunt it When you lie down with dogs, you are going to get fleas Where there is a will there is a way Where there is life there is hope Where there is much there is brass Where there is no vision, the people perish' Where there is smoke , there is fire Whether you think you can or think you can't - You are right While you live, tell truth and shame the devil Whippersnapper Whipping boy Whistling children and cackling hen leave no room for gentlemen Whistling woman and crowing hen never come to a good end White as a sheet White elephant Who's hauling those logs Why don't you just cry me a hand full of tears Wide birth Wider than a barn Wider than the Mississippi Wild goose chase Willy Nilly Win one for the Gipper Win the battle and lose the war Winners never quit and quitters never win Wins hand down Wise old owl Wish in one hand and spit in the other and see which one fills up first With age comes wisdom With bells on With flying colors Wolf in sheep's clothing Work and thou shalt have Worn to a frazzel Worry wart Worst than a cloudy mind Worst than stink on a skunk Wreak Havoc Wrinkled like a prune

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X 1846. 1847. 1848. X- Marks the spot X that out X-mas

Y 1849. 1850. 1851. 1852. 1853. 1854. 1855. 1856. 1857. 1858. 1859. 1860. 1861. 1862. 1863. 1864. 1865. 1866. 1867. 1868. 1869. 1870. 1871. 1872. 1873. 1874. 1875. 1876. 1877. 1878. 1879. 1880. 1881. 1882. 1883. 1884. 1885. 1886. 1887. Yankee Dime You ain't just whistlin dixie You are a dead duck You are a dirty double dealing no good low down skunk You are a sour pickle You are a thorn in my side You are acting like a child You are adding insult to injury You are as good as the best and better than the rest You are full of piss and vinegar You are going to be pushing up daisies You are going to bite off more than you can chew You are going to get my dander up You are going to have to eat crow You are going to have to eat humble pie You are in way over your head You are only as good as your word You are right it gets in your blood You are what you eat You are your brother's keeper You aren't getting up until you say uncle You can buy it for a song You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar You can lead a horse to pasture but you can't make him eat You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink You can stand up or waller in your own self pity You can tell a tree by the fruit it bears You can't get water out of a rock You can't help anyone till you help yourself You can't judge a book by its cover You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear You can't mend a broken heart with a silver thread You can't teach an old dog new tricks You can't trust him as far as you can throw him You don't give me the right of time You don't know diddly squat You don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing You drive a hard bargain You got that right

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1888. 1889. 1890. 1891. 1892. 1893. 1894. 1895. 1896. 1897. 1898. 1899. 1900. 1901. 1902. 1903. 1904. 1905. 1906. 1907. 1908. 1909. 1910. 1911. 1912. 1913.

You have a real tear jerker there You have to give before you can get You have to sow before you can reap You have won half the battle You have your glad shoe and mad shoe You just hit the nail on the head You just spun your own web You keep me in suspenders You live in a fools paradise You look as you've been dragged through a hedge backwards You look like someone who just shot your dog You reap what you sow You silly goose You wouldn't be happy is you were hung with a new rope Young Whippersnapper Your name is mud You're dirtier than the Mississippi and twice as crooked You're eyes are bigger than your stomach You're not just a tooting You're nothing but a snake in the grass You're number is up and time to cash in the chips You're still wet behind the ears You're treading deep water Youth looks ahead, old age looks back and middle age looks tired You've got till sundown You've never had it so good

Z 1914. 1915. 1916. 1917. Zero tolerance Zigger Zigger Zip your mouth shut Zip your zipper

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