Subject: Expressions


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

He was shaking like a 50¢ ladder.

… since God's dog was a pup

Cute as a duck in a hat.

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

You could just charm the dew off of a honey suckle.

Swingin' my legs from a dime

Smilin’ like a goat in a briarpatch

Doesn't take too many of those to make a dozen.

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

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

He is confused as a baby raccoon!

So crosseyed, she could look at her own head.

Proud as a dog with two tails

They live so deep in the woods they kept possums as yard dogs.

She was so tall if she fell down she would be halfway home.

So windy he could blow up an onion sack.

He's too lazy to scratch his own ass.

She has a four-pocket backend.

Everybody and his dog was there.

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

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

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