Subject: Expressions


Humorous colloquialisms, idioms and expressions containing exaggeration, hyperbole & regional slang from around the country, though particularly from rural America.

Everybody and his dog was there.

Queer as a three dollar bill.

He’s so lazy, he’d marry a pregnant woman.

She’s so fat it takes two dogs to bark at her.

So short he has to stand on a box to kick a duck in the ass.

They whipped us like a tied up goat.

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He breathes through his nose to keep from wearing out his teeth.

That baby's cuter than a speckled pup in a red wagon.

He’s crooked as a barrel full of fish hooks.

He’s so big, it takes two men and a boy just to look at her.

Nervous as a hound pissing peach pits

Like licking honey off a blackberry vine

Ugly as stump full of spiders.

If things get any better, I may have to hire someone to help me enjoy it.

He don't know shit from peach butter.

Smart as a tree full of owls.

She could eat an apple through a picket fence.

Ornery as an old pine knot

Swingin' my legs from a dime

I wouldn’t speak to her if I met her in hell and she was carrying ice.

I may have been born yesterday, but I stayed up all night.

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