Subject: Expressions


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

… since God's dog was a pup

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

Swingin' my legs from a dime

He looks like the hindquarters of bad luck.

He's grinning like a mule eating briars.

Everybody and his dog was there.

She's not wearing enough clothes to flag a hand car.

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

Why buy the cow when you get the milk for free?

She makes pancakes so thin they’ve got just one side to them.

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

They whipped us like a tied up goat.

Texas Tech football coach

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

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

As useless as a pocket on a cow

He is confused as a baby raccoon!

So crosseyed, she could look at her own head.

Queer as a three dollar bill.

Does a fat boy like cake.

Smart as a tree full of owls.

He lies so bad he hires somebody to call his dogs.

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