Subject: Expressions


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

If someone told him to haul ass he'd have to make six trips.

Looks like he’s been sortin’ wildcats.

If I was doin’ any better, I’d have ta hire somebody to help me enjoy it!

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

Busier than a puppy in room full of rubber balls.

I'm so hungry I could eat a horse and chase the rider.

Quit spitting on the handle and get to hoeing.

Happy as a frog in God's pocket

She’s a tall drink of water.

So skinny she’d have to stand up twice to make a shadow.

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

So windy he could blow up an onion sack.

Everybody and his dog was there.

He’s so lazy he wouldn’t work in a pie factory.

That room was so small you couldn’t cuss a cat without gettting fur in your mouth!

Ornery as an old pine knot

Not enough to say grace over.

He's grinning like a possum eating a persimmon.

Cute as a duck in a hat.

As useless as a pocket on a cow

He couldn’t find his ass with a flashlight and a roadmap.

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