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scarednoob Fri 19-Aug-16 19:25:22

Funny or deep or whatever. I love:

"He'd eat one potato more than a pig" and "more fat on a racing snake". Both self explanatory grin

troubleinstore Fri 19-Aug-16 19:30:17

Struggling forth and coming in fifth... my mum's fave

3catsandcounting Fri 19-Aug-16 19:39:10

"Never trust a man who doesn't like beer or football". (my dad said this)
"or who can't put a shelf up" (I added this)

"I'd rather have her for a week than a fortnight" (difficult people)

"If it's not one thing, it's your mother"
(Peter Kay)

DullUserName Fri 19-Aug-16 19:41:24

All things in moderation... including moderation ;-)

Euphemia Fri 19-Aug-16 19:42:57

I liked one a tradesman came out with when DH was telling him about one of our neighbours:

"Oh! I once spent a weekend working with that guy. That was the longest fortnight of my life!" grin
(Our neighbour was a crashing bore.)

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Fri 19-Aug-16 19:45:42

nothing to do, and all day to do it in ...usually to describe a neighbour with a little too much time on his hands.

LaurieFairyCake Fri 19-Aug-16 19:49:27

"If you want to get something done ask a busy person"

This is completely true for me. I've not even been bothered to put the dishwasher on today and I've watched 10 episodes of a TV show.

cottonweary Fri 19-Aug-16 19:52:30

That butters no parsnips with me.

3catsandcounting Fri 19-Aug-16 20:43:21

Cotton - I love that one!

BolshierAryaStark Fri 19-Aug-16 20:48:02

Running around like a scopididdle-my gramps. No, I haven't got a clue what one is either...
I'd like to see how you're going to manage to pull that out of your arse-in other words it's nigh on impossible

Mummaaaaaah Fri 19-Aug-16 21:06:52

Rushing around like a pea in a colander

Rushing around like a blue Arse fly

There's nought worse than muck with brass

If you want something done, ask a busy person

You can bring a horse to water.....

Oh so many more. Love a good old fashioned nana saying.

DailyFaily Fri 19-Aug-16 21:12:44

You might as well ask the cat (a Fawlty Towers-ism for someone who doesn't really know what they're talking about)

He doesn't know his arse from his elbow

Piss or get off the pot

They'd nick your eyeballs and come back for the sockets

Don't judge your insides by everyone else's outsides (I.e. Don't imagine everyone else is happier than you based on their Facebook page!)

chough Fri 19-Aug-16 21:17:02

(About someone who always seems to get lucky):
"If 'e fell off t' Co-op roof, 'e'd come out wi t' divi".

OccultGnuAsWell Fri 19-Aug-16 21:24:25

She's all fur coat and no knickers - think it means any money is spent to impress people rather than on the necessities.

He'd piss up your back and tell you it was raining - a lovely image and we've all met the type.

Rollonbedtime7pm Fri 19-Aug-16 21:24:39

My dad always used to say "you make a better door than a window" if you stood in front of the TV!

Weird old dad sayings! grin

NotTheMrMenAgain Fri 19-Aug-16 21:24:55

My nan used to say "Like a fairy on a gob a lard" to describe a person who was 1) dressed far too nicely for their surroundings - like dolled up to the nines at the greengrocers or 2) a person who was clumsy or 'all over the place'. As a child I always imagined a 'gobbalard' as some sort of decorative crystal table centrepiece - no idea why! I was an adult before the penny dropped and I realised it was 'gob of lard' as in a lump of animal fat - much less pretty image!

TaterTots Fri 19-Aug-16 21:25:34

'She's always got a face like fourpence' is one of my Mum's favourites (basically looks miserable/pissed off).

'Go fuck yourself with the fat end of a pineapple'.

ollieplimsoles Fri 19-Aug-16 21:27:31

I use 'not a Snowball's chance in a CAT scanner' quite a lot

My mum's beat one is 'couldn't stop a pig in a passage'

NeedACleverNN Fri 19-Aug-16 21:27:40

My grandad used to say you'd make a better door than a window if I was blocking things too!!

I'll never forget going to get my belly button pierced as a teen and got told by the tattooist that they had seen more fat on a chip grin

user1468407812 Fri 19-Aug-16 21:29:38

'Ooh, flat as a witches tit', to my friend who can't sing!

TaterTots Fri 19-Aug-16 21:29:51

'Thought followed a muck cart because it THOUGHT it was a wedding'. (One for when the kids do something stupid and say 'but I thought...'

user1468407812 Fri 19-Aug-16 21:31:07

'You couldn't stop a pig in a passage', my dad used to say to me when I was a gangly kid.

paddypants13 Fri 19-Aug-16 21:34:59

If brains were dynamite he wouldn't have enough to blow his hat off.

The things you see when you haven't got your gun.

chough Fri 19-Aug-16 21:38:47

Tater, the saying about the pineapple wasn't one of your mum's as well, was it? shock

WanderingNotLost Fri 19-Aug-16 21:39:37

Not my circus, not my monkeys

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