I know all of those, peabody, although I only learnt the cabbage one very recently.
I used 'chilly mortal' recently, as in 'I need to put a cardigan on I know everyone else is in T-shirts but I'm a chilly mortal' and DP claimed never to have heard it before. I'm sure it's quite common though. No? <worried>
Going to someone's house with both arms as long as each other (not bringing anything- considered rude) If someone is complaining about something silly - "Pity about you!" (NO ONE ever understands this one) I always get the feeling that English people misunderstand about 60% of what I say as I'm Irish
All fur coat and nae knickers ( someone who thinks they are better than everyone else) Tight as a badgers arse (a stingy person) Day for the ducks (rainy day) As useful a a chocolate fireguard Face like a melted welly ( someone who looks miserable) Got some funny looks when I moved to a new area and used these sayings.
Awa' an' pee up Stephen's pen (Unlikely to be known by anyone outside my family I fear, my grandfather's convoluted version of 'piss off' - Stephen's pen being a sheep-pen in the hills around my hometown.)
As hard as a whore's heart As much use as a spare prick at a whore's wedding (Both these pronouncing whore as 'hoor')
Will you have it now or when you get it? (to greedy children) It's warm and wet (i.e. tea not made to your satisfaction) Mash the tea (let it brew for a bit) You're as old as your tongue and a little bit older than your teeth. It's black over Bill's mother's (weather effect where it's bright where you are standing but dark clouds a mile or so away away) Beer-off (off-licence)