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Jim Bow
03-26-2017, 03:45 PM
Malaphors:

"It was as easy as falling off a piece of cake."

https://malaphors.com

Jim Mahan
03-26-2017, 03:50 PM
The thread title by itself is hilarious.

Don't put all your marbles in one basket.

seanz
03-26-2017, 04:05 PM
It's not rocket surgery.

Jim Mahan
03-26-2017, 04:13 PM
My friend habitually says, "every here and then."

Ian McColgin
03-26-2017, 04:19 PM
Great ones.

Rich Jones
03-26-2017, 04:26 PM
It's like falling off a bike, you never forget how.

gilberj
03-26-2017, 04:44 PM
I'm waiting with bait on my breath for more....

JayInOz
03-26-2017, 05:10 PM
Well now you've really let the cat out of Pandoras can of worms! JayInOz

Gib Etheridge
03-26-2017, 05:15 PM
Jeese, you guys are tearing up these metaphors like a Chinese bull in a closet!

Phillip Allen
03-26-2017, 05:17 PM
Patrick O'Brian anyone?

Phil Y
03-26-2017, 05:21 PM
Cheap at half the price. I've never understood that, of course it bloody would be!

WszystekPoTrochu
03-26-2017, 05:43 PM
I was 140% sure that the title refers to some kind of an overused Trump joke.

Turns out I probably was...

CWSmith
03-26-2017, 06:39 PM
I was 140% sure ...

I hate it when people say that, especially coaches and athletes. It drives me crazy.

Ian McColgin
03-26-2017, 06:48 PM
"Cheap at half the price" [#13] made sense when first coined in the Middle Ages. "Cheap" was then a noun meaning any goods for sale, not the current status as an adjective meaning inexpensive or shoddy. "Cheap at half the price" was the same as today's "Everything half off."o s

Fitting more into strange sayings is: "The long way out is the short way home." This will make sense to anyone whose worked herding stock. Time to bring them in and they are scattered around the pasture. So the long way out - riding or walking back and forth to survey how they are spread - is the short way home of moving efficiently to get them headed to the barn.

BrianY
03-26-2017, 07:10 PM
"I could care less."

well, good for you for caring!


One I like to use: I'll cross that river when the bridge comes to it.

Ron Williamson
03-26-2017, 07:48 PM
We'll burn that bridge when we come to it.
It fits like a glove is on the other foot.
R

Phil Y
03-26-2017, 09:26 PM
"Cheap at half the price" [#13] made sense when first coined in the Middle Ages. "Cheap" was then a noun meaning any goods for sale, not the current status as an adjective meaning inexpensive or shoddy. "Cheap at half the price" was the same as today's "Everything half off."o s

Fitting more into strange sayings is: "The long way out is the short way home." This will make sense to anyone whose worked herding stock. Time to bring them in and they are scattered around the pasture. So the long way out - riding or walking back and forth to survey how they are spread - is the short way home of moving efficiently to get them headed to the barn.

Thank you Ian, now I can die a little happier. Although I suppose really that just means the phrase is being horribly misused, as it is never used in the sense of someone offering an item for sale at half price... I'd best not die for a while yet, some things are just too important.

Bob (oh, THAT Bob)
03-26-2017, 09:34 PM
It's not rocket surgery.

But I've known rocket surgeons. And brain scientists.

Bob (oh, THAT Bob)
03-26-2017, 09:35 PM
No mayonnaise in Ireland.

amish rob
03-26-2017, 09:38 PM
So...

I've been saying ALL those wrong?

Peace,
Robert

leikec
03-26-2017, 09:50 PM
I feel like Death eatin' a cracker...

Wound up tighter than a tick on Tuesday...

Jeff C

CWSmith
03-26-2017, 09:51 PM
We'll burn that bridge when we come to it.
R

I like that! :)

jerryrichter
03-26-2017, 10:13 PM
As a former XO of mine used to say to his junior officers, "if the shoe fits, put it on both sides of the fence."

SchoonerRat
03-26-2017, 10:29 PM
Is a bear Catholic?

Does the Pope...

Hallam
03-27-2017, 02:04 AM
there's my old favorite....It's a long way to the shop if you want a sausage roll.

birlinn
03-27-2017, 03:58 AM
Once used by a colleague: "this could be the camel that breaks the straw's back"

David W Pratt
03-27-2017, 05:11 AM
For all intensive purposes...

Sailor
03-27-2017, 07:44 AM
The Aubrey-Maturin appreciation group on FB talks of these all the time. Jack was famous for them.

TomZ
03-27-2017, 08:12 AM
"Spring Back, Fall Forward"