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Originally posted by Duke Mantee Duke Mantee wrote:


A nod's as guid as a wink tae a blind horse = A gentle rebuke to someone not being clear on what they say


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Originally posted by Majormajor Majormajor wrote:


 "Ee, a can't thoyle t'brass for yon" - I could afford that, but it's too expensive for me...(often used in relation to Japanese Leather Jackets)....
 


Ne'er cast a clout till May be out = Don't remove your winter clothing until the May blossom falls.

I will give you a bunch of fives =  Im going to punch you in the face (also see knuckle-sandwich)

Gi'or lolloping abart on't setee = Would you please sit correctly on the sofa

Weshin = Laundry
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Sparrapart - a young person - sort of a Yorkshire version of Wipper Snapper....
 
Stop thi mytherin - calm down...
 
OW - Thee! - Excuse me, sir
 
Wis ta barn? - Where are you going, today.
 
Si ther - Look at that!
 
Yon - Over there..
 
Gus laik a whippet - He is quite fast
 
Eyup, partyface - I say, someone with large horn rimmed spectacles and a handlebar moustache has just entered the bar....


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I need a _________ like a moose needs a hat rack = I have plenty of that thing, and I needn't acquire more
I make things out of leather.
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Put a pin in it- be quiet ('40s)

The party shows in the face- someone has been indulging too much and it shows (modern, SoCal)

Even a screen door can slam- describing an outburst from an otherwise easygoing individual (southern, '50s?)
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"Talk the hind legs off a donkey"
"Nineteen to the dozen"
"Two shakes of a lamb's tail"
"Shanks's pony"
"Bull in a china shop"
"A face like a wet weekend"
"Going to see a man about a dog"
Helixing my inner beanie
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Corporation wine = Tap water
(context) mom can i have a drink? Yes of course dear, there is some corporation wine in the tap.

Pie-eyed = Stoner

Shit off a Shovel = Very fast indeed
(context) Did you see Usain Bolt run the 100m? Aye he were like shit off a shovel.
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cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey 
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Originally posted by Maynard Fried-San Maynard Fried-San wrote:

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"Going to see a man about a dog"
 
A phrase with far too many connotations to discuss here.....Smile
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Face like a wet weekend-

I like this one a lot!
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youse blokes don't know shit from clay!
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