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Postby Anblick » Sat Jun 10, 2006 2:46 pm

soaked to the bone
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Postby LostCoastArtist » Sat Jun 10, 2006 2:50 pm

Makes your blood run cold.
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Postby Anblick » Sat Jun 10, 2006 3:36 pm

ice water in their veins
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Postby bfsooner » Sat Jun 10, 2006 4:56 pm

Nerves of steel
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Postby Anblick » Sun Jun 11, 2006 1:36 am

Anyone else having trouble remembering/looking back to see if a cliche has been used yet? Well, fear not, I'm working a really long and slow mid shift, and have compiled the following alphabetical list (hopefully I caught all the many duplicates):

a day late and a dollar short
a face built for radio
A face only a mother could love
a glimmer of hope
A house divided against itself cannot stand
a light at the end of the tunnel
A man's home is his castle
a penny for your thoughts
a perfect ten
a picture is worth a thousand words
A straw in the wind
a$$ backwards
ain't worth a plug nickel
all over but the crying
Always a bridesmaid, never a bride
an angel from heaven
an interesting turn of events
as cold as a witches t*t
as cute as a button
as nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs
as nervous as a cat on a hot tin roof
avoid it like the plague
bark is bigger than his bite
barking dog never bites
beat around the bush
Beat you with one arm tied behind my back
Birds of a feather flock together
bite off more than you can chew
Blood is thicker than water
blow a fuse
blow a gasket
blow your top
born with a silver spoon in your mouth
building a better mousetrap
building bridges between both sides
burning the midnight oil
bury the hatchet
busting my balls
But it's a DRY heat
by the way the crow flies
came out of left field
came through in the 11th hour
can do this with half my brain tied behind my back
can't even play a radio
can't see the forest for the trees
Can't squeeze blood out of a turnip
can't swing a dead cat without hitting one of those
cat got your tongue
catch more flies with honey than vinegar
cheese has slid off his cracker
chew the fat
Chicken today, feathers tomorrow
clean sweep
close enough to touch
cold as hell
Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey
come up smelling like roses
cool as a cucumber
could sell a ketchup popsicle to woman wearing white gloves
could sell ice to an Eskimo
couldn't pick up a girl if she had handles
crazier than an outhouse rat
crooked as a dog's hind leg
crooked as a politician
crooked as a pretzel
crooked as a snake
crying over spilt milk
Curiosity killed the cat
Cut your nose off to spite your face
cute as a button
dangle a carrot out in front of them
declaring all-out war
deep as the ocean
did a 180 on her opinion
dog days of summer
dog eat dog
don't burn your bridges when you cross them
don't get off the porch if you don't want to run with the big dogs
don't get your panties in a wad
Don't take any wooden nickels
drive me to drink
driving me crazy
dumb as a box of rocks
dumb as a brick
dumb as a doorknob
dumb as a doornail
dumb as a post
Dumb as dirt
elevator doesn't go to the top floor
enough to make a dog chew a chain
Enough to make you pop a vein
Even a blind squirrel can find a nut once in a while
every cloud has a silver lining
faster than a rat with a nacho
fat as a pig
fighting like cats and dogs
Flash in the pan
flip your lid
for all the tea in china
For Pete's sake
get a bird's eye of view of things
get caught with your hand in the cookie jar
get my goat
get ready for a bumpy ride
gets under my skin
getting hitched
glass half empty
glass half full
go berserk
go bonkers
go off the deep end
go postal
got your foot in the door
grab the bull by the horns
grasping at straws
green as grass
growing like a weed
had it up to here
half a bubble off plumb
hard as nails
hard to swallow
harder than steel
have a chance in hell
have an ace up your sleeve
have more talent in my little finger than you do in your entire body
haven't got a prayer
having a tiger by the tail
hell freezing over
Hey, baby--come here often?
Hindsight's 20/20
Hope springs eternal
hot as hell
Hot enough for ya
hot enough to fry an egg
ice water in their veins
If it looks like a duck, and walks like a duck
If it's not broke, don't fix it
If the shoe fits, wear it
If walls could talk
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em
if you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen
if you could be a fly on that wall
If you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes
In for a penny, in for a pound
in la-la-land
in two shakes of a lamb's tail
It ain't over till it’s over
It ain't over till the fat lady sings
It was a dark and stormy night
It'd take two of him to make a half wit
it's been nice but I've gotta run
joined at the hip
just ignoring the elephant in the room
keep your fingers crossed
kick a dog while it's down
knee-deep in crap
knock on wood
lazy as an old hound
let off steam
let sleeping dogs lie
let the fur fly
Life's like a bowl of cherries
like a bull in a china shop
like child's play
like looking for a needle in a haystack
like shooting fish in a barrel
like they're going out of style
like trying to catch a greased pig
like two peas in a pod
long in the tooth
loose your cool
love is blind
madder than a wet hen
made my head spin
Makes your blood run cold
Mama's baby, daddy's maybe
Me Casa e su Casa (my casa is your casa)
Might as well be taken for a sheep as a lamb
Mind your p's and q's
more … than you can shake a stick at
Mouthing empty platitudes
my better half
my brain hurts
need a level playing field
need a shovel, it's getting deep in here
Nerves of steel
No comments from the Peanut Gallery
no pain, no gain
no use crying in your beer
Not playing with a full deck
not the brightest bulb in the box
Not the sharpest knife in the drawer
not worth a kick in the head
nuttier than a fruitcake
off your rocker
Oh, for cryin' out loud
old as dirt
old as the hills
Old hat
on a wing and a prayer
'on the slippery side of downhill
on you like white on rice
once in a blue moon
one in the hand is worth two in the bush
one sandwich short of a picnic
out of my comfort zone
over the hill
People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones
pretty as a picture
pulling my leg
pulling the wool over my eyes
pushing my buttons
put my foot in my mouth
Put your 2 cents in
putting all of your eggs in one basket
putting the horse before the cart
Que sera, sera
Quiet as a church mouse
read you the riot act
rip you a new a$$hole
robbing Peter to pay Paul
rowing with one oar
run circles around
screaming in terror
screw loose
see eye to eye
settling old scores
sick as a dog
since Christ was a corporal
since Hitler left Chicago
six of one, half a dozen of another
slow off the mark
sly as a fox
Snug as a bug in a rug
so hungry I could eat a horse
so mad I could spit nails
soaked to the bone
Sounds like a plan
Spinning like a record
Spinning like a top
steers like a cow
stick their foot in their mouth
stick your nose in where it's not wanted
Still kicking, but not as high
stop beating a dead horse
straight as a board
straight as an arrow
stubborn as a mule
stuffed like a Christmas goose
sweating like a hooker in church
sweet as a daisy
talk to the hand, 'cuz the face ain't listenin'
tan your hide
tell it like it is
that was so funny, I forgot to laugh
that's no bull
the 800 pound gorilla
the apple doesn't fall far from the tree
The ball's in your court
the bar has just been raised
the best thing since sliced bread
the old lady
the other shoe about to drop
the pot calling the kettle black
the sh!# hits the fan
the shoe on the other foot
thinking outside the box
This is an A, B conversation, so C your way out of it
Those who do not understand history are doomed to repeat it
three bricks short of a load
Three strikes and you're out
throw a rod
throw caution to the wind
throw the baby out with the bath water
thrown down the gauntlets
tie the knot
the ol' ball and chain
til the cows come home
Time flies when you're having fun
Toe the mark
took my breath away
trying to get our arms around it
two wrongs don't make a right
unless you've walked a mile in my shoes
Up sh*t creek without a paddle
wants his pound of flesh
water off a duck's back
water over the dam
water under the bridge
Wet blanket
What crawled up your a$$/butt and died
What's your sign?
when I want your opinion, I'll give it to you
when it rains, it pours
when the cows come home
When the going gets tough, the tough get going
Who peed in your cornflakes
who rattled your cage
who yanked your chain
Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free
why don't you just stick it where the sun doesn't shine
will walk the extra mile for ya'll
wipe the slate clean
words are falling on deaf ears
working on my last good nerve
Would loose his head if it wasn’t screwed on
would roll over in her grave if she knew the way you were behaving
wouldn't be caught dead doing that
Wouldn't send a dog out on a night like this
wouldn't touch that with a 10 foot pole
Yesterday's news
You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink
You can take the girl out of the trailer park (or country), but you can't take the trailer park (or country) outta the girl
you can’t teach an old dog new tricks
You can't put the toothpaste back in the tube
You haven't seen anything yet/ain’t seen nothing yet
You made your bed, now lay in it
You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours
Your a$$ is grass, and I'm the lawn mower
You've got to know when to hold them and know when to fold them
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Postby bfsooner » Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:09 am

You have too much time on your hands.
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Postby novicescribbler » Sun Jun 11, 2006 12:37 pm

You have too much writing time on your hands! Great list.
So I need to put pen to paper, get my nose to the grindstone, turn over a new leaf, give it a break, get busy and write the great American novel.
Of course, the great American novel is not a cliche' because one of us, one of these days, sooner or later, come hell or highwater, if it's the last thing we do, will produce the definitive one.
Right?
Or maybe you already have.
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Postby Anblick » Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:39 pm

bfsooner wrote:You have too much time on your hands.


You try working from 6:30pm to 7:00am waiting on something to bad happen on base or the phone to ring with some request...

Plus (myself included), we repeating a lot of them (at least 20 total repeats about 3-4 that were repeated more than once)...
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Postby bfsooner » Sun Jun 11, 2006 3:33 pm

Are you saying that we're like a broken record?
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Postby novicescribbler » Sun Jun 11, 2006 11:22 pm

It ain't over till it's over.
It's all over but the crying.
It ain't over till the fat lady sings.
Over my dead body.
Over the hill.
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Postby musthavebeenmykarma » Mon Jun 12, 2006 2:31 pm

bfsooner wrote:Are you saying that we're like a broken record?


Seeing is believing
I hope I'm a punk-rocking zombie when I die-


Or at least a headbanging one.

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Postby LilacWine » Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:47 pm

Let's switch horses in midstream, or would that be crossing the same river twice?
"I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear." -- Joan Didion (1934 - )

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Postby bfsooner » Tue Jun 13, 2006 3:15 pm

Like trying to nail jello to a tree.
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Postby Anblick » Fri Jun 16, 2006 3:07 pm

A drop in the bucket
The devil made me do it
Have your head in the sand
Come hell or high water
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Postby novicescribbler » Fri Jun 16, 2006 8:18 pm

I went to a movie with my kids this weekend.

I'm as happy as a tornado in a trailer park.
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Postby musthavebeenmykarma » Sat Jun 17, 2006 2:59 pm

Cars? <g>

Family quality time is good, but don't throw the baby out with the bath water.
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Or at least a headbanging one.



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Postby Anblick » Sat Jun 17, 2006 3:28 pm

filled to the gills
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Postby musthavebeenmykarma » Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:23 pm

aren't there bigger fish to fry?
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Postby bfsooner » Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:37 pm

The squeaky wheel gets the grease.
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Postby Anblick » Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:55 pm

Are you still trying to make a mountain out of a molehill?
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Postby bfsooner » Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:22 pm

Is the Pope Catholic?
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Postby Anblick » Wed Jun 28, 2006 5:05 pm

Well, look before you leap, then.
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Postby pengwenn » Wed Jun 28, 2006 5:38 pm

if it's not one thing, it's another
Is this my reality or yours?
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Postby pengwenn » Wed Jun 28, 2006 5:51 pm

like a bat out of hell
Is this my reality or yours?
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Postby bfsooner » Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:49 pm

I'm drawing a blank.
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