Raining cats and dogs Considered to be much safer than raining
pachyderms A Blessing In Disguise: Refers to the practice of some priests of
donningcloaks and dresses as
disguises before blessing the
A Chip On Your Shoulder: Slipping and falling in a cow pasture will
often result in this event.
A Toss-Up: Toss-Up refers to the ancient Viking
practice of baby-tossing at festivals. Some
people to this day toss babies even
though it is now illegal.
As High As A Kite: The world record for having tossed a
A Slap on the Wrist: A Supreme Court ruling limiting
punishment for Wall Street Bankers.
Beat A Dead Horse: Cheating in horse racing.
Answer the call of nature When wild bears go to the bathroom outside
Ants in one's pants
One of the hazards of making love in the woods
Any port in a storm
Some people drink when the weather turns bad
To upset the applecart Carts made out of apples are easily upset
To be up in arms
What a six foot woman has to do to kiss a short guy
Professional critics in the home furnishing field.
Asking for trouble
What you are doing when you try to get your money out of a bank.
Description of a recently deceased vampire
A rude awakening When you mother wakes you up at 12 telling you you are late for school also
when a terydactyl does a bird thing on you while you are sleeping at a campsite bet on the wrong horse
When you bet on dead horses, see above
Get off my back!
Over-zealous love play
Bag of bones
Refers to the Olson Twins
Bang your head against a brick wall
What Rock bands do at concerts
What bars seem to do if you have too much to drink.
A indigent liar who can’t afford a scarf in winter
Battle of wills When two sides of the family claim their will is the correct one.
Have bats in the belfry
What happens when you have not made love ina very long time also see “basket case”
Bee in your bonnet
”A” in your bonnet didn’t sound right
Blood, sweat and fear The process of paying US taxes each year
Bone of contention A food fight involving T-Bone steaks Lick someone's boots A means of getting promotions in some offices
Get too big for yourbritches Sudden weight gain
Born with a silver foot in one's mouth A deadly disease of the rich
Bottom falls out The first sign of aging
Breathe down someone's neck An inept lover on the first date
Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed How a racoon looks on your deck in the dead of night and also teen-agers caught necking when the parents come home earlier than expected.
Pass the buck Eating venison
Take the bull by the horns A fatal mistake amateur bull fighters make Licking the candle at both ends Daring lovers
Carrot and Stick A famous comedy duo
Middle Age The process of giving up reading after learning about the evils of drink. (Henny Youngman)
Cash in your chips A social program for farmers in which cow chips can be exchanged for cash
Wouldn't be caughtorseen dead Advocates of cremation
Champ at the bit Using prize fighters to pull carts
The slowest thing in the universe The rate at which one reaches for the check in a group in a restaurant.
Change the face of something Refers to the process of putting on make-up Change of heart Also known at the Dick Chaney maneuver
Chapter and verse A technique used by certain ministers to put the audience to sleep. Cheap shot Prices in a really inexpensive bar
Chew the fat An anorexic rehabilitation program for the Olsen Twins Chicken feed Pay day at Chinese factories
Set eyes on someone A game of Mr. Potato Head
A special market where bears shop for berries fruits and grubs
Been there, done that
The act of reporting out to a group concerning a recent trip to the bathroom
The act of lying to help out a friend
Baptism of fire
Utilized in the Greek orthodox church and involves torches and naked men
Bad taste in your mouth
The culinary after-taste after sampling of “a fresh pair of eyes”
Babe in the woods
Babe in arms
Every high school boy’s dream
The first sign of balding in men
Drop of a dime ..
What could wake my granny from a deep slumber and she could get that dime before it bounced twice. Ambulance chaser If you have too many chasers then you get the free ride in the ambulance.
Butter someone up
Cannibal foreplay Disaster written all over it
When a octopus shows up at the cow milking contest
Doa double take
If you are two-faced politician this comes easily Doa disappearing act
When the bill comes at lunch
Doom and Gloom
Twin prophet brothers in Revelations
Drag one's feet
A style of walking popularized by Quasimodo
In dribs and drabs
How allowances are meted out in most households Drink like a fish
Downing shots in smoky bars so much that the neck is shortened thus giving a fish-like appearance
Dead duck What happens to a one-legged duck after swimming for hours in a circle
Drive up the wall The attempt to get at a pesky fly
Drop like flies
A successful fly-hunt with a rolled up newspaper
Get a rise out of somebody
An event which occurs when a person sits on a whoopee cushion
Give someone a piece of your mind A rash act usually done by people who really could not spare pieces of their mind.
Give someone the run-around
Give the shirt off one's back
Love play in a hot climate
Give somebody the slip Love play in a hot climate
Give and take Love play in a hot climate
The upstairs neighbors spying on the people below Glowing terms What happens to people in mining towns after drinking the water
Go against the grain When certain obsessive people insist that the fat end of the rice grain ought to be eaten first.
Go bananas Not to be confused with going egg-plant
Go down in history The act of failing World History ten times.
Go hand in hand Two guys holding hands at the urinal
Go pear-shaped Aging
When the going gets tough .. You get a sharper steak knife
Golden rule He who rules usually has also stolen the gold
Have goose pimples A rare disease where ordinary pimples take of the shape of a goose
Grease somebody's palm A practical joke Pacifica Islanders play upon one another
Keep your nose to the grindstone Advice given to people with long pointed noses Grit your teeth Has to do with the southern love of grits
Stomach hunger pains
Face like a bulldog chewing a wasp Politicians
Face that would stop a clock Politicians
Refers to the contrarian nature of the French and means “they did it again”
False pretences Dating
Feel the pinch Subway riding in New York
Think on one's feet
A person who thinks only while upright
A figment of one's imagination
Popular mint flavored figs
A finger in every pie Young boys at weddings
Fishing for compliments
An act associated with innocent questions like “Do I look fat in this?”
Follow one's nose The single greatest reason people get lost
Rushing to deposit your paycheck in a wall street bank
Happy as a flea in a doghouse
When the husband has messed up he is said to be in the doghouse—apparently the fleas follow him there.