Favorite Idioms

2020-08-19 idioms

Some of my favorite idioms. Sorry I don’t have the author of them currently, and the context will have to be determined for each of them.

  • Open the Kimono
  • Always better to keep your pants on with a belt and suspenders
  • Not even pregnant and already asking the sex
  • When knee deep in alligators you need to drain the swamp
  • When someone comes in your office with a Monkey; make sure they leave with the monkey
  • Look a gift horse in the mouth
  • Spend all our time chasing the hogs and never fix the fence
  • Just because it’s an ugly baby doesn’t mean were not going to deliver it
  • It only takes one doctor to deliver a baby
  • Clean up after the elephant
  • The most dangerous thing about being a life guard is saving someone else’s life
  • A bird in one hand is worth two in the bush
  • All stick and no carrot
  • Tell me what time it is; don’t build me a watch
  • The #1 rule of the wing walker is to make sure you have firm grasp in one hand before releasing the other
  • There are lies and there are statistics, what is the difference?
  • Catching a falling knife
  • Iron fist in a velvet glove
  • Move heaven and earth to get something done
  • Fruit from the poison tree
  • Say FU in 1000 words
  • Can’t unring a bell
  • Drowning in a tea-cup
  • Gold ring in a pigs snout
  • Bring a knife to a gun fight
  • Hard to dance with a devil on your back
  • Beat your swords into plowshares
  • When x gets its prostate checked it’s y who gets tickled
  • I like the dreams of the future rather than the history of the past
  • Trash can of history
  • They’re all pregnant and know one knows who the father is
  • See the forest from the trees
  • Be fruitful and multiply
  • The harvest is plentiful but he laborers are few
  • Like putting an anorexic on a diet
  • Can’t Stop looking at the windsheild wipers and see where going
  • A rut is only a few feet shallower than a grave.
  • Adapted like a poisonous snake - looks the same - but when comes time to execute it can’t
  • Sunshine is the best disinfectant
  • Dumpster Fire
  • Those who do not understand Autoconf are condemned to reinvent it, poorly.
  • No plan ever survives first contact with the enemy
  • Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face
  • There isn’t a cow on the ice. Meaning it’s not an emergency.
  • Stand on the shoulders of giants