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Postby pengwenn » Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:20 pm

Is there a light at the end of the tunnel for these cliches?
Is this my reality or yours?
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Postby pengwenn » Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:21 pm

timber, it's okay if your a day late and a dollar short
Is this my reality or yours?
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Postby musthavebeenmykarma » Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:26 pm

This game can be harder than steel sometimes.
I hope I'm a punk-rocking zombie when I die-


Or at least a headbanging one.

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Postby bfsooner » Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:00 pm

Keep your fingers crossed that the Mavs win tonight...I think I'll knock on wood.
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Postby musthavebeenmykarma » Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:26 pm

They have a chance in hell maybe... I wouldn't know, it's only once in a blue moon that I catch a game.
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Postby bfsooner » Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:28 pm

I'm hoping that the Miami Heat can keep hell from freezing over.
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Postby Anblick » Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:42 pm

It's cold as hell right now.

Or is it hot as hell?

(and I can't figure out how both are cliches!)
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Postby bfsooner » Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:45 pm

Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?
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Postby Anblick » Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:31 am

I've had it up to here with you!

Now we're knee-deep in crap.
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Postby bfsooner » Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:45 am

I think I need a shovel, it's getting deep in here.
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Postby Anblick » Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:01 am

This is going to drive me to drink
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Postby bfsooner » Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:36 am

Is your glass half full...or half empty?
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Postby Anblick » Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:48 am

six of one, half a dozen of another
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Postby bfsooner » Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:52 am

as cute as a button (I've never understood this one...buttons aren't cute)
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Postby Anblick » Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:58 am

I think the bar has just been raised, but you'll probably run circles around me.
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Postby bfsooner » Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:26 am

I'd better get a broom, so I can make it a clean sweep.
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Postby Anblick » Fri Jun 09, 2006 1:24 pm

I'm as nervous as a cat on a hot tin roof, or as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs.
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Postby timberline » Fri Jun 09, 2006 1:27 pm

Hey, don't get off the porch if you don't want to run with the big dogs.
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Postby bfsooner » Fri Jun 09, 2006 1:41 pm

I'm sweating like a hooker in church.
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Postby Anblick » Fri Jun 09, 2006 4:07 pm

It's like a bull in a china shop...
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Postby bfsooner » Fri Jun 09, 2006 4:09 pm

I wouldn't do that for all the tea in china.
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Postby Anblick » Fri Jun 09, 2006 4:23 pm

Even a blind squirrel can find a nut once in a while...
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Postby novicescribbler » Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:33 pm

Chicken today, feathers tomorrow.
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Postby Anblick » Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:45 pm

It's like they're joined at the hip
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Postby LostCoastArtist » Sat Jun 10, 2006 2:34 pm

Birds of a feather flock together.

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