Old Sayings Collection

How time flies


    • 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

  1. A day late and a dollar short
  2. A dead ringer
  3. A diamond in the rough
  4. A diamond is forever
  5. A dish fit for the gods
  6. A drop in the bucket
  7. A face only a mother could love
  8. A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living
  9. A fate worst than death
  10. A fish out of water
  11. A fool and his money are soon parted
  12. A friend in need is a friend indeed
  13. A friend to all is a friend to none
  14. A good man is hard to find
  15. A good run is better than a bad stand
  16. A heart as big as Texas
  17. A job worth doing is worth doing well
  18. A labor of love
  19. A legend in his own time
  20. A little bird told me
  21. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing
  22. A man after my own heart
  23. A man is as good as his word
  24. A man is known by the company he keeps
  25. A man of few words
  26. A man passes for what he is worth
  27. A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client
  28. A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do
  29. A man’s home is his castle
  30. A man’s word is as good as his bond
  31. A new broom sweeps clean
  32. A penny for your thoughts
  33. A penny saved is a penny earned
  34. A picture is worth a thousand words
  35. A place for everything and everything in its place
  36. A play on words
  37. A poor excuse is better than none at all
  38. A poor man’s memories could be a rich mans Goal
  39. A right start in life is a career half made
  40. A rolling stone gathers no moss
  41. A she devil
  42. A stitch in time saves nine
  43. A thing of beauty is a joy forever
  44. A time for all seasons
  45. A time to live and a time to die
  46. A tree is know best by it’s fruit
  47. A watched pot never boils
  48. A wise man listens to his own conscience
  49. A word to the wise is sufficient
  50. A-1
  51. Absence makes the heart grow fonder
  52. Absolute power corrupts absolutely
  53. Ace in the hole
  54. Ace up his sleeve
  55. Achilles Heel
  56. Acid test
  57. Across the board
  58. Act in haste, repent in leisure
  59. Actions speak louder than words
  60. Adam’s apple
  61. Add insult to injury
  62. After all is said and done, usually more is said than done
  63. After the feast comes the reckoning
  64. Against the grain
  65. Age before beauty
  66. Ain’t just waltzing around with you
  67. Ain’t no fool like an old fool
  68. Albatross around the neck
  69. Alive and kicking
  70. All good things come to those who wait
  71. All is fair in love and war
  72. All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them
  73. All roads lead to Rome
  74. All that glitters is not gold
  75. All things being equal
  76. All Thumbs
  77. All wet
  78. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
  79. All’s over but the shouting
  80. All’s well that ends well
  81. Always do right – this will gratify some and astonish the rest
  82. Always look on the bright side
  83. Always neat and tidy
  84. An apple a day keeps the doctor away
  85. An empty can makes the most noise
  86. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
  87. Another day, another dollar
  88. Any port in a storm
  89. Appearances are deceiving
  90. Apples don’t fall far from the tree
  91. April showers bring May flowers
  92. Are you listening – get your head out of the clouds
  93. As a twig is bent the tree will grow
  94. As big headed as a mule
  95. As bitter as a gale
  96. As black as your hat
  97. As blind as a bat
  98. As brave as a lion
  99. As bright as a sixpence
  100. As brown as a berry
  101. As clean as a penny
  102. As clear as a bell
  103. As clear as the nose on your face
  104. As clumsy as a bull in a china closet
  105. As cross as a bear
  106. As dark as a pail
  107. As dead as a door nail
  108. As deep as a well
  109. As dry as a herrin
  110. As dumb as a mule looking for a new gate
  111. As empty as air
  112. As fair as a lily
  113. As fast as the Mexican two-step
  114. As fat as a porpoise
  115. As fine as a fiddle
  116. As flat as a pancake
  117. As happy as a dead pig in the sunshine
  118. As hard as a millstone
  119. As hard as a rock
  120. As high as a kite
  121. As high as the sky
  122. As honest as the day as long
  123. As light as a feather
  124. As long as a country mile
  125. As long as the day is long
  126. As luck would have it
  127. As mad as a March hare
  128. As many as Carter had little liver pills
  129. As neat as a pin
  130. As nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs
  131. As pig headed as a mule
  132. As plump as a partridge
  133. As poor as a church mouse
  134. As proud as a peacock
  135. As pure as a angel
  136. As pure as mothers milk
  137. As pure as the driven snow
  138. As red as a beet
  139. As rich as was Croesus
  140. As right as rain
  141. As rough as a gale
  142. As round as an apple
  143. As sharp as a stick
  144. As slow as a snail
  145. As sly as a fox
  146. As smart as a steel trap
  147. As spry as a cat
  148. As stiff as a poker
  149. As strong as an ox
  150. As tender as a mother milk
  151. As tender as a mother’s love
  152. As the crow flies
  153. As thin as a rail
  154. As tough as nails
  155. As ugly as sin
  156. As weak as a kitten
  157. Ashes of love are cold as ice
  158. Ask and you shall receive
  159. Ask me no question and I will tell you no lies
  160. Asleep at the wheel
  161. At first blush
  162. At your beck and call
  163. Babe in the woods
  164. Back in the good old days
  165. Back seat driver
  166. Back to basics
  167. Back to square one
  168. Back to the drawing board
  169. Back to the salt mine
  170. Back when Hector was a pup
  171. Back when I was younger
  172. Backhanded compliment
  173. Bad penny always returns
  174. Bad spelling is a remediable injury
  175. Bad to the bone
  176. Bad to worse
  177. Bad weather gets better, a bad man never does
  178. Bag of switches
  179. Bald as an eagle
  180. Ball and chain
  181. Barefaced liar
  182. Barking dogs seldom bite
  183. Barking in the wind
  184. Barking up the wrong tree
  185. Batten down the hatches
  186. Be careful what you wish for you might get it
  187. Be that as it may
  188. Be true to your teeth and they won’t be false
  189. Beat around the bush
  190. Beat the band
  191. Beauty is as beauty does
  192. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
  193. Beauty is only skin deep
  194. Bee in your bonnet
  195. Behind every cloud is a silver lining
  196. Behind the eight ball
  197. Being so happy or food being so good, you could slap your grandma
  198. Bend like a willow or break like an oak
  199. Beside the point
  200. Best fish I ever flopped a lip on
  201. Best laid plans of mice and men
  202. Best looking girl I ever took a gander at
  203. Better a big fish in a little pond than a little fish in a big pond
  204. Better death than dishonor
  205. Better half
  206. Better late than never
  207. Better safe than sorry
  208. Better than a black land farm
  209. Better than a new pencil
  210. Better than bacon
  211. Better to be your friend’s nettle than his echo
  212. Between a rock and a hard place
  213. Betwixt and between
  214. Beware of burning your bridges when you cross them
  215. Beyond the sunset
  216. Bide your time
  217. Big as a bear
  218. Big as a blimp
  219. Big as a goose egg
  220. Big eye little view
  221. Bigger is better
  222. Bigger than a blue dog tick
  223. Bigger than Dallas
  224. Bird in the hand is better than two in the bush
  225. Bird’s eye view
  226. Birds of a feather flock together
  227. Black as pitch
  228. Black as the ace of spades
  229. Black sheep of the family
  230. Bless your little pea picking heart
  231. Blind as a bat
  232. Blind in one eye and can’t see out of the other
  233. Blood is thicker than water
  234. Blood will tell
  235. Blow your stack
  236. Blown to smithereens
  237. Bone of contention
  238. Bony Moroney
  239. Born with a silver spoon is his mouth
  240. Bosom buddy
  241. Bottoms up
  242. Bow up like a cutting worm
  243. Boy was that a new wrinkle
  244. Break a leg
  245. Break a mirror and you will have seven years bad luck
  246. Break the ice
  247. Bright as a new silver dollar
  248. Bright eyed and bushy tailed
  249. Bring home the bacon
  250. Brown as a berry
  251. Brown noser
  252. Brownie points
  253. Bump on a log
  254. Burning question
  255. Burning the candle at both ends
  256. Burning the midnight oil
  257. Bury the hatchet
  258. Busier than a one armed paper hanger
  259. Business before pleasure
  260. Busting my chops
  261. Busy as a bee
  262. Butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth
  263. Buy it for a song
  264. By the same token
  265. By the skin of your teeth
  266. By the sweat of your brow
  267. Calf rope
  268. Call a spade a spade
  269. Calm before the storm
  270. Came up smelling like roses
  271. Can it
  272. Can’t live with them and can’t live without them
  273. Can’t make heads or tails of it
  274. Can’t never could and never would
  275. Can’t see the forest for the trees
  276. Can’t see through muddy water
  277. Can’t win for losing
  278. Captain of his soul
  279. Cardinal sin
  280. Carte blanche
  281. Cash on the barrel head
  282. Cast aspersions
  283. Cast pearls before swine
  284. Cat got your tongue
  285. Catch as catch can
  286. Catch some Z’s
  287. Cat’s meow
  288. Cattywampus or caddywampus
  289. Caught between a rock and a hard place
  290. Caught with your pants down
  291. Champagne taste with a beer pocketbook
  292. Change a fool against his will, he’s of the same opinion still
  293. Change of heart
  294. Character secures respect
  295. Charity begins at home
  296. Charlie horse
  297. Charmed life
  298. Cheap as dirt
  299. Chew the cud
  300. Chew the fat
  301. Chicken squat behind the was pot
  302. Chickens come home to roost
  303. Children should be seen and not heard
  304. Child’s play
  305. Chink in the armor
  306. Chip off the old block
  307. Chip on his shoulder
  308. Chock full
  309. Choose the lessor of two evils
  310. Christmas Eve Gift
  311. Clean as a whistle
  312. Clean slate
  313. Cleanliness is next to Godliness
  314. Clear as a bell
  315. Clear as day
  316. Clear as mud
  317. Clear the decks
  318. Clearer than glass
  319. Climb on the bandstand
  320. Climb the wall
  321. Clip joint
  322. Close but no cigar
  323. Close isn’t good enough
  324. Close only counts in horseshoes
  325. Close shave
  326. Close that pneumonia hole/ gap
  327. Closer than the hair on a hog
  328. Clothes don’t make the man
  329. Clothes make the man
  330. Cloud nine
  331. Clumsy as a bull in a china closet
  332. Clumsy as a new born colt
  333. Coast is clear
  334. Cock and bull story
  335. Cock of the walk
  336. Cockles of the heart
  337. Coin a phrase
  338. Cold as a blue northern
  339. Cold as a frog
  340. Cold as a witches broom
  341. Cold as ice
  342. Cold day in July
  343. Cold feet
  344. Cold feet sleep apart
  345. Cold fish
  346. Cold hands – warm heart
  347. Cold shoulder
  348. Cold turkey
  349. Come hell or high water
  350. Come off it
  351. Come what may
  352. Comes up smelling like a rose
  353. Company and fish stink after three days
  354. Conniption fit
  355. Conspicuous by one’s absence
  356. Cooked his goose
  357. Cool as a cucumber
  358. Cop a plea
  359. Corny as a cup of corn
  360. Couldn’t buy a setting of eggs
  361. Couldn’t carry a tune in a bushel basket
  362. Couldn’t hit the broad side of the barn
  363. Count your blessings, not your problems
  364. Courage of your convictions
  365. Cracked up
  366. Crazy as a Bessie bug
  367. Cream rises to the top
  368. Cries like a baby
  369. Crime doesn’t pay
  370. Crooked as a barrel of snakes
  371. Crooked as a dogs hind leg
  372. Crooked as a snake
  373. Cross as a bear
  374. Cross your bridges when you come to them
  375. Cross your fingers for good luck
  376. Cry wolf
  377. Cultivate the talents you have
  378. Curiosity killed the cat
  379. Cut and dried
  380. Cut and run
  381. Cut me some slack
  382. Cut the coat according to the cloth
  383. Cut the mustard
  384. Cut the shenanigans
  385. Cut through the red tape
  386. Cut to the chase
  387. Cut your nose off to spite your face
  388. Dance with the one that brought you
  389. Day late and a dollar short
  390. Dead as a doornail
  391. Dead men tells no tales
  392. Dead ringer
  393. Dead to right
  394. Dead to the world
  395. Deader than a doorknob
  396. Deader than a mackerel
  397. Deeper than the deep blue sea
  398. Deeper than the Pacific
  399. Den of thieves
  400. Dependable as a mule
  401. Dependable as a spring flood
  402. Devil incarnate
  403. Diamond in the rough
  404. Different color of horse
  405. Different strokes for different folks
  406. Dig your own grave
  407. Dipstick
  408. Dirt cheap
  409. Discretion is the better part of valor
  410. Divide and conquer
  411. D-liver, D-letter, D-sooner, D-better
  412. Do an about face
  413. Do as I say do and not as I do
  414. Do not be anxious for tomorrow, for tomorrow will care for itself
  415. Do or die
  416. Do unto others shat you would have them do unto you
  417. Doctor Livingston I presume
  418. Does a leopard change his spots
  419. Doesn’t have a leg to stand on
  420. Doesn’t have two nickels to rub together
  421. Dog days of summer
  422. Dogs that don’t kill sheep don’t run
  423. Done in by a city slicker
  424. Don’t aim at talent you don’t have
  425. Don’t beat a dead dog
  426. Don’t beat around the bush
  427. Don’t bite off more that you can chew
  428. Don’t bite the hand that feeds you
  429. Don’t burn your bridges
  430. Don’t change horses in the middle of the stream
  431. Don’t count your chickens before they hatch
  432. Don’t criticize a man till you have walked a mile in his shoes
  433. Don’t cry over spilled milk
  434. Don’t cry your heart out
  435. Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth
  436. Don’t mess in your nest
  437. Don’t muddy the waters
  438. Don’t open Pandora’s box
  439. Don’t open that can of worms
  440. Don’t play with fire and you won’t get burned
  441. Don’t pull the wool over my eyes
  442. Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket
  443. Don’t put any stock in it
  444. Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today
  445. Don’t sweat the small stuff
  446. Don’t take any wooden nickels
  447. Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water
  448. Don’t upset the apple cart
  449. Double bind and still a going
  450. Double dog dare
  451. Double Dutch
  452. Double ugly
  453. Double whammy
  454. Drank till he was plum tipsy
  455. Dressed fit to kill
  456. Dressed up in his Sunday go to meeting clothes
  457. Dressed up to the nines
  458. Drinks like a fish
  459. Drummed out of the Army
  460. Drunk as a skunk
  461. Dumb as a box of rocks
  462. Dumb as a fox
  463. Dumb as a log
  464. Dumb as a post
  465. Dumb as a stump
  466. Dynamite comes in small packages
  467. Early to bed early to rise makes a man wealthy and wise
  468. Ears that look like a taxi cab with both doors open
  469. Easier said than done
  470. Easy as falling off a log
  471. Easy as pie
  472. Easy come easy go
  473. Eat crow
  474. Eat drink and be merry
  475. Eat your heart out
  476. Eaten out of house and home
  477. Eats like a bird
  478. Eats like a horse
  479. Eats like a pig
  480. Education is capital invested for the future
  481. Either sink or swim
  482. Elementary my dear Watson
  483. End of one’s rope
  484. End of the story
  485. Enough is enough
  486. Enthusiasm conquers the impossible
  487. Even at the turning tide
  488. Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven
  489. Every dog has his day
  490. Evil returns to evil doers
  491. Excuse my French
  492. Experience is the best teacher
  493. Eyes like a hawk
  494. Eyes see everything but themselves
  495. Face the music
  496. Fact is stranger than fiction
  497. Failure is the stepping stone to success
  498. Failure may be the stepping stone to success
  499. Faint heart never won fair maiden
  500. Fair and square
  501. Fair to middling
  502. Fair weather friend
  503. Faith can move mountains
  504. Fall from Grace
  505. Fall on your sword
  506. Falling apart like a cheap suit
  507. Familiarity breeds contempt
  508. Fancy free
  509. Far be it from me
  510. Faster than greased lightening
  511. Fat as a hog
  512. Fear can hold you prisoner, hope can set you free
  513. Feed that corn to the chickens
  514. Feel it in my bones
  515. Fell like a ton of bricks
  516. Feuding like the Hatfields and McCoys
  517. Few and for between
  518. Fifth wheel
  519. Find a penny, pick it up – all the day you’ll have good luck
  520. Finders keepers losers weepers
  521. Finer than frog hair
  522. Fire answers fire
  523. First come, first served
  524. Fish or cut bait
  525. Fit as a fiddle
  526. Fit to be tied
  527. Fits him to a T
  528. Flash in the pan
  529. Flat as a fritter
  530. Flat as a pancake
  531. Flat footed as a duck
  532. Flesh and blood
  533. Fly by night
  534. Fly by the seat of your pants
  535. Fly in the ointment
  536. Fly off the handle
  537. Fly on the wall
  538. Foam at the mouth
  539. Follow the golden rule
  540. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me
  541. Fools gold
  542. Fool’s names and fool’s faces always show up in public places
  543. Fools rush in where Angel’s fear to tread
  544. For crying out loud
  545. For from the madding crowd
  546. For love nor money
  547. For the birds
  548. For the life of me
  549. For the umpteenth time
  550. For what it is worth
  551. Forbidden fruit
  552. Forever and a day
  553. Forewarned is forearmed
  554. Forgive and forget
  555. Forgive and you will be forgiven
  556. Fork it over
  557. Fought like a tiger
  558. Four aces short of a deck
  559. Four corners of the earth
  560. Free as a bird
  561. Fresh as a daisy
  562. Friends are the flowers in the garden of life
  563. Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ear
  564. Frog in your throat
  565. From bad to worst
  566. From here to Kalamazoo
  567. From here to ten buck two
  568. From pillar to post
  569. From stem to stern
  570. From the horses mouth
  571. From the word go
  572. From your lips to God’s ears
  573. Full as a tick
  574. Full of beans
  575. Funny farm
  576. Further than the outhouse
  577. Fuzzy wuzzy
  578. Gag a maggot
  579. Gather rosebuds while you may
  580. Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration
  581. Get off your high horse
  582. Get use to it
  583. Get while the getting’s good
  584. Get your ears lowered
  585. Getting the short end of the stick
  586. Getting your goat
  587. Give him an inch and he will take a mile
  588. Give him an offer he can’t refuse
  589. Give the devil his dues
  590. Giving someone the cold shoulder
  591. Go ahead gourd head
  592. Go fly a kite
  593. Go for broke
  594. Go off half cocked
  595. Go whole hog wild
  596. Go with the flow
  597. God helps those who help themselves
  598. God moves in mysterious ways
  599. Goes up like a puff of smoke
  600. Going to be a cold day in hell
  601. Going to come a frog floater
  602. Going to come a gully washer
  603. Going to come a toad strangler
  604. Going to hell in a hand basket
  605. Gone but not forgotten
  606. Gone South
  607. Gone to bed with the chickens
  608. Gone to pot
  609. Gone to the dogs
  610. Good always wins over evil
  611. Good as gold
  612. Good beginnings make for good endings
  613. Good fences make good neighbors
  614. Good lord willing and the creeks don’t rise
  615. Good luck comes to the man that earns it
  616. Good riddance to bad rubbish
  617. Goodie two shoes
  618. Goofy as a road lizard
  619. Got a bird nest on the ground
  620. Got a frog in your throat
  621. Got enough money to burn a wet mule
  622. Got more money than Ben Gump
  623. Got my mojo working
  624. Got the blues
  625. Got the reds
  626. Got up on the wrong side of the bed
  627. Grass doesn’t grow on a busy street
  628. Grass is always greener on the other side of the fence
  629. Great minds think alike
  630. Great oaks from little acorns grow
  631. Greek to me
  632. Green as a gourd
  633. Green as grass
  634. Green eyed monster
  635. Green with envy
  636. Grin and bare it
  637. Grind to a halt
  638. Grinning like a mule chewing briars
  639. Growing like a weed
  640. Guilty as sin
  641. Gung ho
  642. Gut reaction
  643. Had me stumped
  644. Hair of the dog
  645. Half a loaf is better than none
  646. Half the battle
  647. Hand over fist
  648. Handy as a flashlight with no batteries
  649. Handy as pockets on a shirt
  650. Hang in there
  651. Hang loose
  652. Hang tight
  653. Happiness is a state of mind
  654. Happy as a dead pig in the sunshine
  655. Happy as a pig in slop
  656. Hard as a rock
  657. Hard fight with a short stick
  658. Hard row to hoe
  659. Hard to hold as a greased pig
  660. Harder than nails
  661. Harvest moon
  662. Has a skeleton in the closet
  663. Hasn’t got the sense God gave a goose
  664. Hasn’t got the sense of a Betsy bug
  665. Have a nice day
  666. He ain’t got a leg to stand on
  667. He can’t see the forest for the tees
  668. He cast a large shadow
  669. He couldn’t see the point of a nail
  670. He got his neck rung twice and he’s still a-floppin
  671. He got pulled before he was ripe
  672. He has a ace in the hole
  673. He has a hollow leg
  674. He has a stomach made out of cast iron
  675. He has deep pockets
  676. He has his own ax to grind
  677. He has his tail over his back
  678. He has lost his marbles
  679. He has run the gauntlet
  680. He is a dark horse
  681. He is a rake
  682. He is a ring leader
  683. He is a ring tailed tooter
  684. He is a straight shooter
  685. He is a wise old owl
  686. He is afraid of his own shadow
  687. He is as dependable as a fox in a hen house
  688. He is as honest as the day is long
  689. He is as stubborn as a lop-eared mule
  690. He is dealing from the bottom of the deck
  691. He is going to the dogs
  692. He is Hell on wheels
  693. He is hen pecked
  694. He is over his head
  695. He kicked the bucket
  696. He looks like death warmed over
  697. He needs a tight rein
  698. He rules with an iron hand
  699. He stumped his toe
  700. He takes one steps forward and two steps back
  701. He thinks it is gospel if he says it
  702. He who can does, he who cannot doesn’t
  703. He who gets angry gets old fast
  704. He who hesitates is lost
  705. He who laughs first cries hardest at the last
  706. He who will not work shall not eat
  707. He will argue with a fence post
  708. He would complain if he was hung with a new rope
  709. He/she could go bear hunting with a switch
  710. He/she has a charmed life
  711. He/she has bats in the belfry
  712. He/she has the world by the tail
  713. He/she is a day late and a dollar short
  714. He/she is a pack rat
  715. He/she is feeling their oats
  716. He/she is going to have to bear the brunt
  717. He/she is tough as nails
  718. He/she is wiser than an old owl
  719. He/she who hesitates is lost
  720. He/she would take the quarters off a corpse’s eyes
  721. He/she’s just like an apple rotten to the core
  722. Head as hard as a rock
  723. Head is harder than a brick
  724. Healthy as a horse
  725. Hear hear
  726. Hear no evil-see no evil-speak no evil
  727. Heard that lip flop
  728. Heart as big as all outdoors
  729. Heart of a lion
  730. Heavens to Betsy
  731. Heavy as a tub of lard
  732. He’ll argue with a fence post
  733. Hell hath no furry like a woman scorned
  734. Hem and Haw
  735. Here today gone tomorrow
  736. He’s an odd duck
  737. He’s got ants in his pants
  738. He’s got ants in his pockets
  739. He’s really bull headed
  740. He’s rough as a cob
  741. He’s slow, but he’s old
  742. Hibernate like a bear
  743. Hide and seek
  744. High and dry
  745. High and mighty
  746. High on the hog
  747. Higher than a cats back
  748. Higher than a Georgia pine
  749. Higher than a kite
  750. Hind site is 20/20
  751. His beard is white as snow
  752. His belly shakes like Jell-O
  753. His head is as thick as an anvil
  754. His mind is a steel trap
  755. His/her elevator doesn’t go all the way to the top
  756. His/her light’s on, but nobody’s home
  757. Hit below the belt
  758. Hit by a ugly stick
  759. Hit the sack
  760. Ho-Ho-Ho- and a bottle of Rum
  761. Hoist by your own petard
  762. Hold a candle
  763. Hold a torch
  764. Hold your horses
  765. Holy cow
  766. Holy Smoke
  767. Home is where the heart is
  768. Home is where you hang your hat
  769. Honest as the day is long
  770. Honesty is the best policy
  771. Hook line and sinker
  772. Hook or crook
  773. Hoot and Holler
  774. Hope is a waking dream
  775. Hope is hearing the melody of the future, Faith is to dance it
  776. Hope is like the sun which as we walk toward it, cast a shadow of our burdens behind us
  777. Horse and cart
  778. Hotter than a firecracker, but never hotter than a pistol
  779. Hotter than a pistol
  780. Hotter than a pot of collards
  781. Hotter than Hell
  782. How low can you go
  783. How now brown cow
  784. How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child
  785. Hung up, but not stress out
  786. Hung, drawn and quartered
  787. Hunters moon
  788. I ain’t never
  789. I am a simple man with simple taste
  790. I am as lonesome as a polecat
  791. I am going to jerk a knot in your tail
  792. I am going to paint the town red
  793. I am going to slap you to the back side of no where
  794. I am just needling you
  795. I am off like a old dirty shirt
  796. I came, I saw and I conquered
  797. I can’t make head or tails of it
  798. I could take a cotton to you
  799. I cried because I had no shoes until I saw the man who had no feet
  800. I did not fall off a turnip truck
  801. I didn’t like the color of his money
  802. I didn’t pull your chain
  803. I don’t care if it harelips Georgia
  804. I don’t give a tinkers damn
  805. I don’t know him from Adam
  806. I double dog dare you
  807. I feel for you but I just can’t reach you
  808. I feel it in my bones
  809. I feel like a rung out old rag thrown out with the wash water
  810. I feel like giving up the ghost
  811. I feel like warmed over death
  812. I had rather see them shake than rattle
  813. I have not slept one wink
  814. I have nothing to offer but blood toil tears and sweat
  815. I have other fish to fry
  816. I laughed till I cried
  817. I may be tall but I sure am short
  818. I might as well I can’t dance
  819. I need that like a hole in the head
  820. I shall return
  821. I spy with my little eyes
  822. I wasn’t born on a Christmas tree
  823. I wasn’t born yesterday
  824. I will wear my heart upon my sleeve
  825. I won it fair and square
  826. I won’t take no for an answer
  827. I would rather see them shake than rattle
  828. I would rather take a beating
  829. I wouldn’t give you a plug nickel
  830. I wouldn’t give you two bits for his opinion
  831. I wouldn’t touch that with a 10′ pole
  832. I wouldn’t trust him as far as I could throw him
  833. I wouldn’t want to be in his shoes
  834. Idle hands are the Devil’s workshop
  835. Idle mind is the Devil’s playground
  836. If a black cat crosses your path you will have bad luck
  837. If a man tells you he can grow corn look in his crib
  838. If a wolf came to my house to eat he would have to bring a sack lunch
  839. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again
  840. If brains were lard, they couldn’t grease up a good size skillet
  841. If he accidentally told you the truth, he would come back and apologize
  842. If I (he/she) had a brain, I (he/she) would be dangerous
  843. If I had my druthers
  844. If I had told you once I have told you a thousand times
  845. If I was on my way to hell with a car load of ice it would come a freeze
  846. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it
  847. If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck
  848. If life gives you lemons, make lemonade
  849. If music was food of love, play on
  850. If she had one more freckle she would have to carry it in the palm of her hand
  851. If she would screw her head back on straight she might not have to walk sideways
  852. If syrup was a nickel a sop I wouldn’t have a biscuit
  853. If that don’t beat the band
  854. If that kid don’t leave home I’m going to break his plate
  855. If the Lord’s willing, and the creek don’t rise
  856. If the shoe fits, wear it
  857. If wishes were fishes, we’d all have a fry
  858. If wishes were for certain we would all be rich
  859. If wishes were horses beggars would ride
  860. If worse comes to worst
  861. If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem
  862. If you can’t beat them join them
  863. If you can’t say anything nice don’t say anything
  864. If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen
  865. If you cast your net too wide beware that you don’t get snared in your own webbing
  866. If you don’t bend you are going to break
  867. If you don’t milk everyday, the cow will dry up
  868. If you have seen one you have seen them all
  869. If you play with trash it will get in your eyes
  870. If you think you are talking to a backward person you might consider facing them
  871. If you want to dance you must pay the fiddler
  872. Ignorance is bliss
  873. I’ll be a monkey’s uncle
  874. Ill gotten gains
  875. I’ll meet you last winter
  876. I’m a bit under the weather today
  877. I’m all ears
  878. I’m getting nowhere fast
  879. I’m going to carry you to the back of the wood shed
  880. I’m going to clean your plow
  881. I’m going to knock you into the middle of the week
  882. I’m going to nail him
  883. I’m in a nine line bind
  884. I’m not just blowing smoke at you
  885. In a coon’s age
  886. In a nutshell
  887. In a pigs eye
  888. In a quandary
  889. In a rut
  890. In an interesting condition
  891. In cold blood
  892. In for a penny
  893. In for a pound
  894. In hot water
  895. In my mind’s eye
  896. In one ear and out the other
  897. In one fell swoop
  898. In the Autumn of your life
  899. In the bag
  900. In the buff
  901. In the cart
  902. In the doghouse
  903. In the limelight
  904. In the offing
  905. In the pink
  906. In the red
  907. In the twinkling of an eye
  908. In trouble
  909. In your dreams
  910. In your face
  911. Indian giver
  912. Is the Pope Catholic
  913. Is you fall to the ground you get lost in the flood
  914. It ain’t fit for man or beast
  915. It ain’t over till the fat lady sings
  916. It goes against the grain
  917. It goes in one ear and out the other
  918. It is a dirty job but someone has to do it
  919. It is a dog eat dog world
  920. It is as clear as the handwriting on the wall
  921. It is as easy as falling off a log
  922. It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness
  923. It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness
  924. It is dark as a tomb
  925. 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
  926. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye
  927. It is pea pickin’ good
  928. It is two hole seater
  929. It never rains it pours
  930. It rolls off like water off of a duck’s back
  931. It takes one to know one
  932. It takes people like you to make people like me
  933. It takes two to tango
  934. It will jar your memory like standing at South end of a North bound mule
  935. It’ll all come out in the wash
  936. It’ll be a cold day in July
  937. It’ll be okay if the Lord’s willing and the creek don’t rise
  938. It’s a catch 22 situation
  939. It’s a far cry
  940. It’s a long worm that never turns
  941. It’s a piece of cake
  942. It’s a real hum dinger
  943. It’s a sorry dog that won’t wag his own tail
  944. It’s a two-dog night
  945. It’s all in the eye of the beholder
  946. Its always darkest before dawn
  947. It’s an ill wind that blows no good
  948. It’s better to be safe than sorry
  949. It’s cold as blue blazes
  950. It’s going to rain little children
  951. It’s is raining on my parade
  952. It’s later than it has ever been before
  953. It’s like opening a can of worms
  954. It’s not over till the fat lady sings
  955. It’s not the end of the world
  956. It’s not whether you win or loose, it’s how you play the game
  957. It’s not worth the paper it’s written on
  958. It’s raining cats and dogs
  959. It’s raining on my parade
  960. It’s snowing down South
  961. It’s the pits
  962. It’s too little, too late
  963. It’s your pipe full
  964. Jack of all trades and a master of none
  965. Jackpot
  966. Jerkwater town
  967. Jig is up
  968. Johnny come lately
  969. Johnny come lately
  970. Jump out of the frying pan into the fire
  971. Jump to conclusions
  972. Jumping the gun
  973. Jumpy as a cat on a hot tin roof
  974. Junk
  975. Jury rig
  976. Just a hop, skip and a jump away
  977. Just a stone throw away
  978. Just barking in the wind
  979. Just bear with me
  980. Just between you and me and the post
  981. Just bide your time
  982. Just deserts
  983. Just had a brain storm
  984. Just hunkey dory
  985. Just in time
  986. Katy bar the door
  987. Keep a stiff upper lip
  988. Keep body and soul together
  989. Keep it simple stupid
  990. Keep out of my hair
  991. Keep the ball rolling
  992. Keep those card and letters coming
  993. Keep two hands above high water
  994. Keep your eyes peeled
  995. Keep your eyes wide open before marriage and half shut afterwards
  996. Keep your fingers crossed
  997. Keep your head above water
  998. Keep your nose clean
  999. Keep your nose to the grind stone
  1000. Keep your powder dry
  1001. Keep your shirt on
  1002. Keeping up with the Joneses
  1003. Keeps me on pins and needles
  1004. Kelly is under that hat because his legs are hanging out
  1005. Kick a man when he is down
  1006. Kick the bucket
  1007. Kicking up his heels like a cow going to pasture
  1008. Kill the goose that laid the golden egg
  1009. Kill them with kindness
  1010. Kill two birds with one stone
  1011. Kilroy was here
  1012. Kiss and tell
  1013. Kiss my grits
  1014. Kit and caboodle
  1015. Knee high by the fourth of July
  1016. Knee high to a grasshopper
  1017. Knee jerk reaction
  1018. Knee knocking scared
  1019. Knock back
  1020. Knock off work
  1021. Knock on wood
  1022. Know the ropes
  1023. Know which side your bread is buttered on
  1024. Know which way the wind blows
  1025. Knuckle down
  1026. Labor of love
  1027. Lamb to the slaughter
  1028. Land of hope and glory
  1029. Land of milk and honey
  1030. Last but not least
  1031. Last ditch effort
  1032. Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone
  1033. Lead by example
  1034. Learn the ropes
  1035. Learning is wealth to the poor
  1036. Left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing
  1037. Left holding the bag
  1038. Left in a lurch
  1039. Legs so bowed he couldn’t herd a hog in a narrow lane
  1040. Lend a kindly light
  1041. Lend me your ear
  1042. Less is more
  1043. Lesser of two evils
  1044. Let bygones be bygones
  1045. Let not the sun go down on your wrath
  1046. Let one thousand flowers bloom
  1047. Let sleeping dogs lie
  1048. Let the cat out of the bag
  1049. Let them eat cake
  1050. Let there be light
  1051. Let your hair down
  1052. Let your light shine before men that they may see your good works
  1053. Level playing field
  1054. Liar, Liar pants on fire
  1055. Life is a stairway some are going up and others are going down
  1056. Life is not a dress rehearsal
  1057. Life is what you make it
  1058. Life of Riley
  1059. Light at the end of the tunnel
  1060. Like a bat out of hell
  1061. Like a chicken with its head cut off
  1062. Like a duck on a June bug
  1063. Like a man grasping for straws
  1064. Like a moth to a flame
  1065. Like a snowball on its way hell
  1066. Like being at a cake walk with no money
  1067. Like being in a candy store with no money
  1068. Like breaking a new pair of boots
  1069. Like grabbing hold of a dead fish
  1070. Like it or lump it
  1071. Like stink on a skunk
  1072. Like the pot calling the kettle black
  1073. Like two peas in a pod
  1074. Like walking a board sidewalk in high heels
  1075. Like water off a ducks back
  1076. Like white on rice
  1077. Limber as a peach tree switch
  1078. Little Miss Priss
  1079. Little pictures have big ears
  1080. Live and learn
  1081. Live by the sword die by the sword
  1082. Live fast and die hard
  1083. Loaded to the gills
  1084. Lonesome as a polecat
  1085. Long as a country mile
  1086. Long as a well rope
  1087. Long as the river
  1088. Long in the tooth
  1089. Longer than a row of cotton
  1090. Look before you leap
  1091. Look what the dogs have dragged in and cats won’t eat
  1092. Looks good enough to eat
  1093. Loony as a goon
  1094. Loose as a goose
  1095. Loose lips sink ships
  1096. Lord love a duck
  1097. Lord willing and the creeks don’t rise
  1098. Lots faster than a race horse
  1099. Love is the master key which open the gates of happiness
  1100. Love your neighbor as thyself
  1101. Lower than a snake’s belly
  1102. Lower than a worm
  1103. Luck of the draw
  1104. Lucky as a rabbits foot
  1105. Lying is like being pregnant, sooner or later everyone will know
  1106. Lying like a dog
  1107. Mad as a hatter
  1108. Mad as an old wet hen
  1109. Main chance
  1110. Maintain the status quo
  1111. Make a beeline for it
  1112. Make a clean breast of it
  1113. Make a long story short
  1114. Make a mountain out of a molehill
  1115. Make haste not waste
  1116. Make hay while the sun shines
  1117. Make it a bakers dozen and I’ll take it
  1118. Make no bones about it
  1119. Make ones blood boil
  1120. Make the fur fly
  1121. Makes me mad enough to chew nails and spit out BBs
  1122. Makes your hair stand straight on end
  1123. Man after his own heart
  1124. Man does not live by bread alone
  1125. Man of few words
  1126. Man’s inhumanity to man
  1127. Many a slip from the cup to the lip
  1128. Many are called but few are chosen
  1129. Many hands make light work
  1130. Mark my words
  1131. Maxims are the condensed good sense of nations
  1132. May as well, I can’t dance
  1133. Mean as a junkyard dog
  1134. Meaner than a piney woods rooter
  1135. Meaner than a rattlesnake
  1136. Meet your maker
  1137. Meet your waterloo
  1138. Men’s evil manners live in brass; their virtues we write in water
  1139. Mess with fire and you will get burned
  1140. Mickey Finn
  1141. Middle of the road
  1142. Mighty oaks from little acorns grow
  1143. Milk of human kindness
  1144. Mind over matter
  1145. Mind your own beeswax
  1146. Mind your Ps and Qs
  1147. Mischievous as a cat
  1148. Misery loves company
  1149. Money burns a hole in your pocket
  1150. Money can’t by happiness
  1151. Money doesn’t grow on trees
  1152. Money follows money
  1153. Money is the root of all evil
  1154. Monkey see, monkey do
  1155. Monkey’s uncle
  1156. More or less
  1157. More problems than Carter has little liver pills
  1158. More stubborn than a mule
  1159. More than I bargained for
  1160. More trouble than it’s worth
  1161. Morning – Glory
  1162. Moving at a snail’s pace
  1163. Moving like dead lice are falling off of you
  1164. Much ado about nothing
  1165. Muddier that a pig sty
  1166. Mum’s the word
  1167. Must have a hole in the head
  1168. My crow is the blackest
  1169. Name your poison
  1170. Neat as a pin
  1171. Needle in a haystack
  1172. Needless to say
  1173. Neither a borrower nor a lender be
  1174. Neither here nor there
  1175. Nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs
  1176. Never a borrower or a lender be
  1177. Never bite the hand that feeds you
  1178. Never give a sucker a break
  1179. Never mix business with pleasure
  1180. Never say die
  1181. Never say never
  1182. Never the twains shall meet
  1183. Never to old to learn
  1184. New beginnings – old endings
  1185. Nice as pie
  1186. Nip and tuck
  1187. Nip it in the bud
  1188. No common horse sense
  1189. No dice
  1190. No man can lounge into success
  1191. No man is an island
  1192. No matter how far you go, there you are
  1193. No monkey business
  1194. No need to reinvent the wheel
  1195. No news is good news
  1196. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent
  1197. No one is so blind as those that don’t want to see
  1198. No pain no gain
  1199. No rest for the wicked
  1200. No rhyme or reason
  1201. No skin off my nose
  1202. No use beating a dead horse
  1203. No use closing the barn door when the horse is already out
  1204. Noisy as a new saddle
  1205. Nose running off my face
  1206. Nose runs like a spring branch
  1207. Not a hair out of place
  1208. Not fit to hold a candle
  1209. Not overdrawn, just under deposited
  1210. Not right now my mind is tuned out
  1211. Not the ill wind which blows no man to good
  1212. Nothing can need a lie
  1213. Nothing is certain but death and taxes
  1214. Nothing ventured, nothing gained
  1215. Now honey that is to much sugar for a dime
  1216. Now is the winter of discontent
  1217. Now that’s a knee slapper
  1218. Nutty as a fruitcake
  1219. Nutty as a peach orchard boar
  1220. Nutty as a squirrel
  1221. O ye, of little faith
  1222. Odd and ends
  1223. Odd man out
  1224. Of the first order
  1225. Off his rocker
  1226. Off the record
  1227. Off the wall
  1228. Off with his head
  1229. Oh how time fly’s when you are having fun
  1230. Oh that way madness lies
  1231. Oh what tangle web we weave, when first we practice to deceive
  1232. Oh, your grandmother was most particular
  1233. Oil and water don’t mix
  1234. Okay
  1235. Okey dokey
  1236. Old as Methuselah
  1237. Old habits die hard
  1238. Old hat
  1239. Old so n’ so kicked the bucket
  1240. Old stamping ground
  1241. Older than dirt
  1242. Older than father time
  1243. Older than the creek
  1244. On a wing and a prayer
  1245. On him/her like white on rice
  1246. On the ball
  1247. On the QT’s
  1248. On the rocks
  1249. On the shoulders of a giant
  1250. On the skids
  1251. On the spur of the moment
  1252. On tinderhooks
  1253. Once bitten twice shy
  1254. Once in a blue moon
  1255. Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more
  1256. One bad apple don’t spoil the whole bunch
  1257. One brick short of a load
  1258. One bubble short of plum
  1259. One foot in the grave
  1260. One for the road
  1261. One man’s meat is another man’s poison
  1262. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure
  1263. One sandwich short of a picnic
  1264. Only the good die young
  1265. Open mouth, insert foot
  1266. Out behind the wood shed
  1267. Out like a light
  1268. Out of sight out of mind
  1269. Out of sorts
  1270. Out of the coals and into the fire
  1271. Out of the jaws of death
  1272. Out of the mouths of babes come all wise sayings
  1273. Out on a limb
  1274. Out with the old and in with the new
  1275. Over the hill
  1276. Over the top
  1277. Oysters are not good in months that have not and R in them
  1278. Pack it in
  1279. Paddle your own canoe
  1280. Pain in the neck
  1281. Paint the town red
  1282. Pale as a ghost
  1283. Paper tiger
  1284. Pat on the back
  1285. Patience of Jobe
  1286. Pearls of wisdom
  1287. Peeping Tom
  1288. Penny for your thoughts
  1289. Penny wise, dollar foolish
  1290. People are dying today that have never died before
  1291. People in hell want ice-water too
  1292. Perseverance moves mountains or tunnels them
  1293. Peter Out
  1294. Physician heal thyself
  1295. Pig headed as a mule
  1296. Pigs ear
  1297. Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered
  1298. Pin money
  1299. Pink Elephant
  1300. Pipe down
  1301. Pipe dream
  1302. Piping hot
  1303. Play by ear
  1304. Play it again Sam
  1305. Play the race card
  1306. Play with matches and you will get burned
  1307. Plum tuckered out
  1308. Poor as a church house mouse
  1309. Poor baby, cry me a hand full of tears
  1310. Poorer than dirt
  1311. Potty mouth
  1312. Practice makes perfect
  1313. Practice what you preach
  1314. Pretty as a calico cat
  1315. Pretty as a new wagon
  1316. Pretty as a peach
  1317. Pretty as a picture
  1318. Pretty as a speckled pup under a red wagon
  1319. Pretty is as pretty does
  1320. Pride goeth before a fall
  1321. Principles are useless, unless embodied in action
  1322. Proof is in the pudding
  1323. Protective as a mother hen
  1324. Proud as a peacock
  1325. Pull the wool over your eyes
  1326. Pulled on like an old sock
  1327. Pure as mother’s milk
  1328. Put any stock in it
  1329. Put up your dukes
  1330. Put your mouth where your money is
  1331. Quality of mercy is not strained
  1332. Quality time
  1333. Queer as a three-dollar bill
  1334. Quick as a banty rooster
  1335. Quick as a bumblebee
  1336. Quick as a wink
  1337. Quick as lighting
  1338. Quick on the draw
  1339. Quicker than a New York minute
  1340. Quicker than a rabbit
  1341. Quicker than a striped lizard on hot asphalt
  1342. Quicker than greased lightening
  1343. Quid pro quo
  1344. Quiet as a mouse
  1345. Quit your bellyaching
  1346. Rack and ruin
  1347. Rack my brain
  1348. Rack of bones
  1349. Rain on you
  1350. Raining cats and dogs
  1351. Raise his hackles
  1352. Raising cain
  1353. Ran like a scalded dog
  1354. Rank and file
  1355. Rat race
  1356. Read something into it
  1357. Read the riot act
  1358. Real McCoys
  1359. Red as a beet
  1360. Red as a rooster’s comb
  1361. Red as a turkey’s snout
  1362. Red letter day
  1363. Red skies at night, a sailor’s delight – Red skies in the morning sailors warning
  1364. Red tape
  1365. Rest in peace
  1366. Rest on your laurels
  1367. Resting on a bed of hot coals
  1368. Revenge is best served cold
  1369. Revenge is sweet
  1370. Right as rain
  1371. Ring around the moon, storm coming soon
  1372. Ring down the curtain
  1373. Rise and shine
  1374. Roars like a lion
  1375. Robbing Peter to pay Paul
  1376. Rode hard and put away wet
  1377. Rode hard and put out to pasture
  1378. Roger dogger
  1379. Roll with the punches
  1380. Rolled off his tongue and went across town
  1381. Rolling stone gathers no moss
  1382. Root hog or die
  1383. Rotten to the core
  1384. Rough as a cob
  1385. Rule of thumb
  1386. Rules are made to be broken
  1387. Run like a scalded dog
  1388. Run like a spotted ape
  1389. Run like the wind
  1390. Run of the mill
  1391. Running after a shadow is a wearisome race
  1392. Running around like a chicken with its head cut off
  1393. Running like the hound of Hades was on him
  1394. Ryme nor reason
  1395. Sadder but wiser
  1396. Safe rather than sorry
  1397. Salt of the earth
  1398. Save for a rainy day
  1399. Saved by the bell
  1400. Saving face or losing face
  1401. Say what you mean and mean what you say
  1402. Scarce as hen’s teeth
  1403. Scared as a rabbit
  1404. Scared as a rabbit in a fox hole
  1405. Scared out of my wits
  1406. Scott free
  1407. Screaming like a banshee
  1408. Screaming your lungs out
  1409. Secure as a house of cards
  1410. Seeing is believing
  1411. Seek and you shall find
  1412. Seize the day
  1413. Seize the moment
  1414. Selling a pig in a poke
  1415. Serious as a heart attack
  1416. Sets ones teeth on edge
  1417. Sew a stitch on Sunday and when you get to Heaven you’ll have to take the stitches out with your nose
  1418. Sew wild oats all week long – pray for a bad crop on Sunday
  1419. Shake a leg
  1420. Shake his hand and count your fingers
  1421. Share and share alike
  1422. Sharp as a razor
  1423. Sharp as a tack
  1424. Sharp as a tic
  1425. She can’t help being ugly but she could have stayed home
  1426. She don’t know any better
  1427. She is 2 ax handles wide
  1428. She is a clinging vine
  1429. She is a cutie pie
  1430. She is a diddy-wah-dossey
  1431. She is a ring tail tooter
  1432. She is gonna have a hissie fit
  1433. She is just a weeping willow
  1434. She looks like a unmade bed
  1435. She paints with a wide brush
  1436. She was so ugly they had to tie a pork chop around her neck to get the dog to play with her
  1437. She will talk to a wooden Indian
  1438. She’ll do she just won’t do right
  1439. She’s my sunshine
  1440. She’s not working with a full deck
  1441. Ship shape
  1442. Shut my jaws
  1443. Sick as a dog
  1444. Sight for sore eyes
  1445. Sign of the times
  1446. Sign your John Henry
  1447. Silence is golden
  1448. Silver tongue Devil
  1449. Sink or swim
  1450. Sit down and take the load off you feet
  1451. Sit down and talk a spell
  1452. Sit tight
  1453. Sitting duck
  1454. Six of one and Half a dozen of the other
  1455. Skill, not luck, leads to fortune
  1456. Skinny as a rail
  1457. Sleep like a log
  1458. Sleeps sound as a log
  1459. Sleepy as a bear
  1460. Slick as a bucket of snot
  1461. Slick as a cow pie on a flat rock
  1462. Slick as a mink
  1463. Slick as a whistle, or clean as a whistle
  1464. Slicker than a gut
  1465. Slicker than a sycamore sapling
  1466. Slicker than sin
  1467. Slippery as an eel
  1468. Sloth is the key of poverty
  1469. Slow as a broke clock
  1470. Slow as a snail
  1471. Slow as Christmas
  1472. Slow as dead lice
  1473. Slow as dripping syrup
  1474. Slower than Christmas
  1475. Slower than molasses in January
  1476. Sly as fox
  1477. Slyer than a fox in a chicken coop
  1478. Small as a mustard-seed
  1479. Smart as a tack
  1480. Smart as a whip
  1481. Smile and the world smiles with you
  1482. Smoke that in your pipe
  1483. Smooth as glass
  1484. Smooth as silk,
  1485. Snug as a bug in a rug
  1486. So broke that if it took a quarter to leave town, you couldn’t cross the street
  1487. So country he still has cordwood on his breath
  1488. So sweet honey was dripping off of her tongue
  1489. So tight he squeaks
  1490. Soars like an eagle
  1491. Sober as a judge
  1492. Someone needs a spring tonic
  1493. Son of a gun
  1494. Sooner get blood out of a stone
  1495. Sooner get blood out of a turnip
  1496. Sour as a lemon gargle
  1497. Sow the wind reap the whirlwind
  1498. Sowing his wild oats
  1499. Spare the rod and spoil the child
  1500. Speak little — hear much
  1501. Speak of the devil and he will appear
  1502. Spinning another long cord of yarns
  1503. Spoon full of sugar makes the medicine go down
  1504. Spring cleaning
  1505. Squeaky as a rat
  1506. Squeal like a stuck pig
  1507. Squirt blossom
  1508. Steady as a rock
  1509. Steeping my life in beauty brings color to my days and a song to my heart
  1510. Step on a crack break your mama’s back
  1511. Stick like glue
  1512. Stick like tar
  1513. Sticks out like a sore thumb
  1514. Stiff as a board
  1515. Still water runs deep
  1516. Stone cold
  1517. Straight as an arrow
  1518. Strike while the iron is hot
  1519. Strong as an ox
  1520. Stronger than a bear’s breath
  1521. Stronger than an acre of garlic
  1522. Stubborn as a mule
  1523. Stuck in a rut
  1524. Study long study wrong
  1525. Success comes through a clear, strong purpose
  1526. Sure as night follows day
  1527. Sweet tooth
  1528. Sweeter than honey
  1529. Tacky tongued
  1530. Tail between your legs
  1531. Take a back seat
  1532. Take a chill pill
  1533. Take a hike
  1534. Take a load off your feet
  1535. Take a rain check
  1536. Take a shine to
  1537. Take him down a peg
  1538. Take the bit between your teeth
  1539. Take the bitter with the sweet
  1540. Take the bull by the horn
  1541. Take the wind out of your sails
  1542. Take with a pinch of salt
  1543. Taken back
  1544. Takes one to know one
  1545. Talk is cheap
  1546. Talking to the walls
  1547. Talks in circles
  1548. Tall as a tree
  1549. Taller than a tall pine
  1550. Tattle – tell, tattle – tell you’re going to grow a big ol’ tail
  1551. Tender as a mother’s love
  1552. That boy is shy a few cards of a full deck
  1553. That is a hair brain idea
  1554. That is a horse of a different color
  1555. That is music to my ears
  1556. That is my cross to bear
  1557. That is par for the course
  1558. That is the day we part company
  1559. That is the last straw
  1560. That is the long and short of it
  1561. That is the way the cookie crumbles
  1562. That is water under the bridge
  1563. That just slipped off your tongue
  1564. That makes me want to puke
  1565. That makes me whopping mad
  1566. That meal was larrupin good
  1567. That old dog don’t hunt
  1568. That probably stuck in his craw
  1569. That road leads to nowhere
  1570. That takes the cake
  1571. That’s a bitter pill to swallow
  1572. That’s a new wrinkle on my old horn
  1573. That’s about as stupid as a screen door on a submarine
  1574. That’s all folks
  1575. That’s it in a nutshell
  1576. That’s the best thing since sliced bread
  1577. That’s your ball of wax
  1578. The back of beyond
  1579. The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, They must be felt by the heart
  1580. The best things come in small packages
  1581. The best things in life are free
  1582. The bigger the better
  1583. The blind leading the blind
  1584. The boss isn’t always right, but he’s always the boss
  1585. The buck stops here
  1586. The building that needs props is sure to fall
  1587. The call of the wild
  1588. The cats meow
  1589. The chance of anything happening today is nare to nothing
  1590. The course of true love never runs smooth
  1591. The cupboard is as bare as old mother Hubbard’s cupboard
  1592. The cure is worst than the disease
  1593. The devil is in the detail
  1594. The devil take the hindmost
  1595. The die is cast
  1596. The difference between men and boys are the size of their toys
  1597. The early bird catches the worm
  1598. The exception of which proves the rule
  1599. The face that launch a thousand ships
  1600. The fat is in the fire
  1601. The female of the species is more deadly than the male
  1602. The first hen to cackle is the one that laid the egg
  1603. The game is afoot
  1604. The game is up
  1605. The good die young
  1606. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence
  1607. The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world
  1608. The hurrier I go the behinder I get
  1609. The kid can tear up an anvil with a rubber hammer
  1610. The left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing
  1611. The light was on, but nobody was home
  1612. The live-long day
  1613. The long and short of it
  1614. The more the merrier
  1615. The more things change the more they stay the same
  1616. The night is far gone, the day is at hand
  1617. The only sure thing is death and taxes
  1618. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself
  1619. The only way to have a friend is to be one
  1620. The ox is in the ditch
  1621. The palest ink is stronger than the strongest memory
  1622. The path of darkness may not reach the light
  1623. The path of light is easiest found by looking up
  1624. The pen is mightier than the sword
  1625. The perfect age is somewhere between old enough to know better and young enough not to care
  1626. The road is going to be a slick as a jar full of eels
  1627. The road is going to be as greasy as a greased pig in the sunshine
  1628. The road to Hell is paved with good intentions
  1629. The secret of success is constancy of purpose
  1630. The sky is the limit
  1631. The squeaky wheel gets the grease
  1632. The straw that broke the camel’s back
  1633. The snow is falling
  1634. The sun is going down
  1635. The truth shall set you free
  1636. The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach
  1637. The wolf is at the front door
  1638. The worm has turned
  1639. Their family tree don’t branch
  1640. There ain’t going to be any hanky panky going on around here
  1641. There is a hunters moon tonight
  1642. There is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow
  1643. There is a silver lining in behind every cloud
  1644. There is always room upstairs
  1645. There is blood on the moon
  1646. There is more than one way to skin a cat
  1647. There is no failure for the good and the wise
  1648. There is no place like home
  1649. There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved
  1650. There is something rotten in Denmark
  1651. There may be snow on the roof, but there is still fire in the furnace
  1652. There will be frost on the pumpkin tonight
  1653. They are double trouble
  1654. They are thick as thieves
  1655. They fought a good fight
  1656. They just go hog wild
  1657. They will fight tooth and nail
  1658. Thicker than a bull’s hide
  1659. Thicker than fleas on a dogs back
  1660. Thicker than thieves
  1661. Things started on Friday are never finished
  1662. This place looks like a pig’s sty
  1663. Those we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not
  1664. Those who laugh a lot live longer
  1665. Thought is the oil of the mind – worry is the acid that destroys it
  1666. Three sheets to the wind
  1667. Throw another log on the fire
  1668. Throw the key in the water bucket and keep on going
  1669. Tie the knot
  1670. Tight as a tick
  1671. Tight as bark on a tree
  1672. Tighter than old Dick’s hatband
  1673. Till the chickens come home to roost
  1674. Till the cows come home
  1675. Time for the bullwhip
  1676. Time has run out
  1677. Time heals all wounds
  1678. Time in a bottle
  1679. Time is passing me by
  1680. Time is the enemy of men
  1681. Time is ticking
  1682. Time to bite the bullet
  1683. Time to hit the sack
  1684. Time to hit the saddle
  1685. Time to meet your maker
  1686. Time to put him out to pasture
  1687. Time to rest my dogs
  1688. Time to slap leather
  1689. Time to turn over a new leaf
  1690. Time’s a wasting
  1691. Tit for tat
  1692. To everything there is a season
  1693. To hot to tango and to old to stroll
  1694. To live without loving is not really to live
  1695. To pooped to pop and to old to stroll
  1696. Too big for your britches
  1697. Too many cooks spoil the broth
  1698. Toot your own horn
  1699. Touched in the head
  1700. Tough as an old boot
  1701. Tough as old leather
  1702. Tough row to hoe
  1703. True blue
  1704. Truth is stranger than fiction
  1705. Turn a blind eye
  1706. Turn away the weary trader and your heart will turn to stone
  1707. Twenty [or Forty) miles of bad road
  1708. Twisted like a pretzel
  1709. Two are better than one – If one falls down, his friend can help him up
  1710. Two bits short of a dollar
  1711. Two heads are better than one
  1712. Two left feet
  1713. Two of a kind
  1714. Two plus two equals two – Two plus two should equal four
  1715. Two’s company; three’s a crowd
  1716. Ugly as a mud fence
  1717. Ugly as sin
  1718. Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown
  1719. Up a blind alley
  1720. Up the creek without a paddle
  1721. Upper crust
  1722. Use it or loose it
  1723. Use it up, make do or do without
  1724. Useless as a bucket with no bottom
  1725. Useless as a dry milk cow
  1726. Useless as a dry well
  1727. Useless as teats on a bore hog
  1728. Vanished into thin air
  1729. Variety is the spice of life
  1730. Vent your anger
  1731. Vicious Circle
  1732. Virtue is its own reward
  1733. Wait broke the bridge
  1734. Wait with bated breath
  1735. Waiting for the other shoe to drop
  1736. Wake up and smell the coffee
  1737. Walk a mile in his shoes
  1738. Walk on eggs
  1739. Walk the plank
  1740. Walk the shadows is to leave the light
  1741. Walk the walk and talk the talk
  1742. Want what you have and you will have what you want
  1743. Warm as toast
  1744. Waste not, want not
  1745. Watch pot never boils
  1746. Watch the pennies, the dollars will take care of themselves
  1747. Water over the dam
  1748. Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink
  1749. We are all in the same boat
  1750. We are going to have a knee slapping good time
  1751. We are going to have a mess of fish
  1752. We are not amused
  1753. We have seen better days
  1754. We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope
  1755. We will cross that bridge when we get there
  1756. Weak as water
  1757. Weak in the knees
  1758. Wear your heart on your sleeve
  1759. Welcome as the plaque
  1760. Welcome with open arms
  1761. Well healed
  1762. Well I swear
  1763. Well now if that don’t beat all
  1764. Well slap me naked and hide my clothes
  1765. Well that sinks the duck
  1766. Were you born in a barn
  1767. Wet behind the ears
  1768. Wet blanket
  1769. Wet your whistle
  1770. Wetter than a drowned rat
  1771. Wetter than a wharf rat
  1772. What a tangled web we weave, when we practice to deceive
  1773. What blows in on a ill wind
  1774. What goes around comes around
  1775. What goes up must come down
  1776. What in the compound cat hair do you want me to do
  1777. What is the rigmarole about
  1778. What the cat dragged in and the kittens wouldn’t have
  1779. What will be, will be
  1780. What you don’t know can’t hurt you
  1781. What’s done is done
  1782. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander
  1783. What’s up doc
  1784. When all is said and done
  1785. When elephants fly
  1786. When God handed out brains you must have been out to lunch
  1787. When Hell freezes over
  1788. When it rains it pours
  1789. When pigs fly
  1790. When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions
  1791. When the cat is away the mice will play
  1792. When the cows come home
  1793. When the creek runs dry
  1794. When the fox preaches watch your geese
  1795. When the going gets tough the tough get going
  1796. When they were passing out brains, he was out plowing the south 40
  1797. When they were passing out brains, he/she hid behind the door
  1798. When they were passing out brains, he/she thought they said pains and didn’t take any
  1799. When they were passing the brains out, he thought they said TRAINS
  1800. When you chase a shadow you run from the light
  1801. When you got it, flaunt it
  1802. When you lie down with dogs, you are going to get fleas
  1803. Where there is a will there is a way
  1804. Where there is life there is hope
  1805. Where there is much there is brass
  1806. Where there is no vision, the people perish’
  1807. Where there is smoke , there is fire
  1808. Whether you think you can or think you can’t – You are right
  1809. While you live, tell truth and shame the devil
  1810. Whippersnapper
  1811. Whipping boy
  1812. Whistling children and cackling hen leave no room for gentlemen
  1813. Whistling woman and crowing hen never come to a good end
  1814. White as a sheet
  1815. White elephant
  1816. Who’s hauling those logs
  1817. Why don’t you just cry me a hand full of tears
  1818. Wide birth
  1819. Wider than a barn
  1820. Wider than the Mississippi
  1821. Wild goose chase
  1822. Willy Nilly
  1823. Win one for the Gipper
  1824. Win the battle and lose the war
  1825. Winners never quit and quitters never win
  1826. Wins hand down
  1827. Wise old owl
  1828. Wish in one hand and spit in the other and see which one fills up first
  1829. With age comes wisdom
  1830. With bells on
  1831. With flying colors
  1832. Wolf in sheep’s clothing
  1833. Work and thou shalt have
  1834. Worn to a frazzel
  1835. Worry wart
  1836. Worst than a cloudy mind
  1837. Worst than stink on a skunk
  1838. Wreak Havoc
  1839. Wrinkled like a prune
  1840. X- Marks the spot
  1841. X that out
  1842. X-mas
  1843. Yankee Dime
  1844. You ain’t just whistlin dixie
  1845. You are a dead duck
  1846. You are a dirty double dealing no good low down skunk
  1847. You are a sour pickle
  1848. You are a thorn in my side
  1849. You are acting like a child
  1850. You are adding insult to injury
  1851. You are as good as the best and better than the rest
  1852. You are full of piss and vinegar
  1853. You are going to be pushing up daisies
  1854. You are going to bite off more than you can chew
  1855. You are going to get my dander up
  1856. You are going to have to eat crow
  1857. You are going to have to eat humble pie
  1858. You are in way over your head
  1859. You are only as good as your word
  1860. You are right it gets in your blood
  1861. You are what you eat
  1862. You are your brother’s keeper
  1863. You aren’t getting up until you say uncle
  1864. You can buy it for a song
  1865. You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar
  1866. You can lead a horse to pasture but you can’t make him eat
  1867. You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink
  1868. You can stand up or waller in your own self pity
  1869. You can tell a tree by the fruit it bears
  1870. You can’t get water out of a rock
  1871. You can’t help anyone till you help yourself
  1872. You can’t judge a book by its cover
  1873. You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear
  1874. You can’t mend a broken heart with a silver thread
  1875. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks
  1876. You can’t trust him as far as you can throw him
  1877. You don’t give me the right of time
  1878. You don’t know diddly squat
  1879. You don’t stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing
  1880. You drive a hard bargain
  1881. You got that right
  1882. You have a real tear jerker there
  1883. You have to give before you can get
  1884. You have to sow before you can reap
  1885. You have won half the battle
  1886. You have your glad shoe and mad shoe
  1887. You just hit the nail on the head
  1888. You just spun your own web
  1889. You keep me in suspenders
  1890. You live in a fools paradise
  1891. You look as you’ve been dragged through a hedge backwards
  1892. You look like someone who just shot your dog
  1893. You reap what you sow
  1894. You silly goose
  1895. You wouldn’t be happy is you were hung with a new rope
  1896. Young Whippersnapper
  1897. Your name is mud
  1898. You’re dirtier than the Mississippi and twice as crooked
  1899. You’re eyes are bigger than your stomach
  1900. You’re not just a tooting
  1901. You’re nothing but a snake in the grass
  1902. You’re number is up and time to cash in the chips
  1903. You’re still wet behind the ears
  1904. You’re treading deep water
  1905. Youth looks ahead, old age looks back and middle age looks tired
  1906. You’ve got till sundown
  1907. You’ve never had it so good
  1908. Zero tolerance
  1909. Zigger Zigger
  1910. Zip your mouth shut
  1911. Zip your zipper


Compiled by Sopharia Hurst
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