Subject: Expressions


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

It's as dark as the inside of a cow.

That dog was so lazy he leaned against a fence to bark.

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

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

Well tie me to an anthill and fill my ears with jam!

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

It’s so hot I could spit fire.

I’ll be on him like a wild dog on a ham.

Ugly as a moose chewin ice

He was shaking like a 50¢ ladder.

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

Goin’ around your ass to get to your elbow

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

You look like you have been drug through a knot hole backwards.

He’d gripe with a ham under each arm.

Tougher than a boiled owl.

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


Proud as a dog with two tails

She’s a tall drink of water.

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

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