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Started by fenderstrat on Aug 13, 2019 5:15:18 PM
Metaphors - mix them here

Mix away.

I came across this beauty:

"It's the duty of all of us in thee licentious post-war years to put our hands to the plough and quench the flame of this rising tide of unwholesome suggestiveness."

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GyratingTrampoline - 13 Aug 2019 17:54:51 (#1 of 39)

I'm a fan of "sharp as a fiddle"

YorenInTheNorth - 13 Aug 2019 17:57:22 (#2 of 39)

Swimming with dogs.

Note: Used by me on a Corbyn thread. Sigh.

solomongursky - 13 Aug 2019 17:57:50 (#3 of 39)

"It's not rocket surgery"

Stellata - 13 Aug 2019 18:03:56 (#4 of 39)

‘It’s not brain science’

fenderstrat - 13 Aug 2019 18:21:28 (#5 of 39)

I think those are examples of "malaphors", in current parlance.

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Agaliarept - 13 Aug 2019 18:31:19 (#7 of 39)

My dad is great at unintentionally getting sayings wrong.

After eating breakfast once he exclaimed that’ll stick to your lungs!

MadamGeorge - 13 Aug 2019 18:33:56 (#8 of 39)

A mate of mine was in a business meeting when he heard himself saying "we don't want to get out fingers burnt changing horses in midstream ".

fenderstrat - 13 Aug 2019 18:38:58 (#9 of 39)

Now that's what I call a mixed metaphor.

hailesaladdie - 13 Aug 2019 18:51:13 (#10 of 39)

I bet he's got everyone singing in the same ballpark.

browserbutton - 13 Aug 2019 18:59:11 (#11 of 39)

Keep your eye on the ball, and go for the low-hanging fruit.

halfnelson - 13 Aug 2019 19:58:17 (#12 of 39)

Or you could keep your eye on the fruit and....

browserbutton - 13 Aug 2019 20:08:38 (#13 of 39)

A key to posting the best results: You need to address the issue, stamp your authority, wait for the ideal slot, and then push the envelope.

carterbrandon - 13 Aug 2019 20:59:11 (#14 of 39)

“Mr. Speaker, I smell a rat; I see him floating in the air; but mark me, sir, I will nip him in the bud.”

https://www.bartleby.com/344/338.html

quartus - 13 Aug 2019 21:33:05 (#15 of 39)

Allow me to pull my finger out and stick my oar in:

I can read you like the back of my mind ...

but I prefer to feather my own parsnips ...

and butter my own nest ...

til the cows come home to roost.

Sabacious - 13 Aug 2019 22:36:31 (#16 of 39)

Ah well, its all spilt milk under the bridge now.

opaz__ - 13 Aug 2019 22:38:02 (#17 of 39)

#14

teehee

frantastic - 13 Aug 2019 22:47:13 (#18 of 39)

This thread is thin edge of the slippery slope.

quartus - 13 Aug 2019 23:08:21 (#19 of 39)

and the shit end of the stalk.

or do I mean short end of the stick?

sorry, Spoonerism.

ZimAgain - 13 Aug 2019 23:47:35 (#20 of 39)

#8 - He was just channeling Reggie Perrin's boss. "I didn't get where I am today by being a leopard that changes horses in midstream."

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