Subject: Expressions


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

Goin’ around your ass to get to your elbow

If you don't want someone to get your goat, don't let them know where it's tied.

He's grinning like a possum eating a persimmon.

He couldn’t pour piss out of a boot if the instructions were written on the heel.

You’re prettier than a spotted heifer in a pansy patch!

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

Raising kids is like being pecked to death by a chicken.

He’s so skinny, his pants had only one back pocket.

Couldn’t find his rear with his hands in his back pockets

Can't find his ass with two hands and a flashlight

You are so lazy if you had a third hand, you’d need a third pocket to put it in.

Amber days

Don't piss on my leg and tell me it's rainin'!

So crosseyed, she could look at her own head.

Happier than a pig in slop

If he fell into a pile of horse shit, he’d start looking for a pony.

She couldn’t catch a cold if it had handles.

He’d fight an anvil.

I’d sooner be in hell with my back broke.

Wound up tighter than an eight-day clock

He ain’t got enough sense to poor piss out of a boot.

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