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« Reply #15: April 22, 2009, 01:25:34 pm »

I have another one:
 - "Rubbing salt in the wound"

Piece of cake (really really easy)

That's all I got Smiley
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« Reply #16: April 22, 2009, 01:32:53 pm »

Piece of cake (really really easy)

That's all I got Smiley

Got another one:

Biting off more than you can chew (meaning you're in a situation you can't handle)
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« Reply #17: April 22, 2009, 01:39:54 pm »


Pretty please with sugar on top, as a cute way of begging for something; sometimes I've heard this as "with a cherry on top".

And speaking of, of course "cherry" is used to indicate something new and untouched/unspoiled--particularly a woman's virginity, but I've heard it used in a more general sense as well.

(I'm not counting "mint condition" here, I hope we all understand, because it has nothing to do with mint-the-herb/flavor, even though the spelling is the same.)

"Cupcake", "sugar", "honey", and all sorts of other sweet foods get used as terms of endearment, too, if that counts.
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« Reply #18: April 22, 2009, 02:01:16 pm »

Which is an amusing statement, given that apples are actually WILDLY unlike their parent trees. Cheesy

And yet when you plant the seed from that apple, you get--another tree, that looks awfully like the one the apple fell from. (Barring scientific intervention.) :-)
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« Reply #19: April 22, 2009, 02:03:54 pm »


In a pickle (to be in trouble)

Food for thought (something to consider)

Butter wouldn't melt in her/his mouth (depending on region & use, this can mean someone very sweet and nice or someone who is very cool and self-possessed)

Blood out of a turnip (impossible)

That's how the cookie crumbles (That's how it goes)
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« Reply #20: April 22, 2009, 02:07:50 pm »


"In a pickle" reminded me of:

Pickled: drunk

and another one for butter:

Butter (someone) up: to flatter someone in order to get something you yourself want ("She must really want to go out with him, did you hear the way she buttered him up?")

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« Reply #21: April 22, 2009, 02:24:42 pm »

"In a pickle" reminded me of:

Pickled: drunk

and another one for butter:

Butter (someone) up: to flatter someone in order to get something you yourself want ("She must really want to go out with him, did you hear the way she buttered him up?")


Murphy's law (one of them, at least); The likelyhood that the bread will fall butter side down is directly proportional to the price of the carpet.

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« Reply #22: April 22, 2009, 02:29:19 pm »

Murphy's law (one of them, at least); The likelyhood that the bread will fall butter side down is directly proportional to the price of the carpet.

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And, if you tie a slice of buttered bread butter side up onto a cat's back, will it result in a perpetual-motion machine? (Not in this house, my cat seldom lands on his feet. LOL)
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« Reply #23: April 22, 2009, 02:52:44 pm »

"Cupcake", "sugar", "honey", and all sorts of other sweet foods get used as terms of endearment, too, if that counts.

A person who is "sweet" is being very kind and considerate.  Conversely, a person who is "saccharine" is making an insincere attempt to be sweet.

Also, if you "know which side your bread is buttered on," you will support the side of a conflict whose proponents provide your daily living.  (like siding with your boss in an argument at a party.)

A person who does this is more likely to "bring home the bacon," or earn the main portion of the family's money.
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« Reply #24: April 22, 2009, 02:59:57 pm »

A person who does this is more likely to "bring home the bacon," or earn the main portion of the family's money.

They could also be the breadwinner in the family.
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« Reply #25: April 22, 2009, 03:50:40 pm »

Pretty please with sugar on top, as a cute way of begging for something; sometimes I've heard this as "with a cherry on top".
Or "cherry on top" can be kind of like the bag of chips in Starglade's "all that and a bag of chips" - used to indicate that something doesn't just have frills/perks, it has all of them, or, sometimes, just that it's complete down to the tiniest details (I've also heard/read "nuts and sprinkles" used, instead of or in addition to that cherry, for both senses).  "Cherry on top" can also be a sarcastic usage - f'ex, that one last annoying incident that's "the cherry on top" of a day full of things going wrong.

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« Reply #26: April 23, 2009, 01:37:07 am »

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree: The child is very like the parent. "His dad was always like that, and you know, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree."

Funny story regarding this one: me and my mother were having our usual morning arguments, and she responded to something I said, rather snippily:

"Well, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree!"

Me: "Yeah, and then I rolled away!"


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« Reply #27: April 23, 2009, 07:19:36 am »


Oh, well played! :-)
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