What are you favorite Expressions/Idioms?

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So one of my favorite things about literature are regional expressions, proverbs and SLANG. Especially when I discover that two completely different cultures have the same expression for the same situation.

I love traditional ones "Storm in a teacup" as well as campy drag ones like "Drag her!".

Moopy favorites include "DEAD" and "SHIT THE BED"

What's y'all favorite idiom/slang? Better yet, which ones are your MOST USED?
 

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Ugh I have loads but can't think of them offhand. Tell me something SHOCKING and I might remember
 

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As well as IKR I like a Mean Girls "shut up" (to mean "no way" rather than "be quiet")
 
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I still occasionally use “great big fuck off xxxx” to describe something of immense size. I first heard it Eddie Izzard’s stand-up videos. Was it used before?
 

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I still occasionally use “great big fuck off xxxx” to describe something of immense size. I first heard it Eddie Izzard’s stand-up videos. Was it used before?
I thought that came from Lock Stock! Great big fuckoff knives or something
 

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I still occasionally use “great big fuck off xxxx” to describe something of immense size. I first heard it Eddie Izzard’s stand-up videos. Was it used before?
One of the guns in Duke Nukem (Which came out in the mid-late 90s) was called the 'big fuck-off gun', which is where I first heard that phrase.
 

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:D Fuck that's vulgar. I have such a stupid affinity for GROSS-OUT HUMOR
A lot of northern British phrases seem to involve 'shit' or 'arse'. If you're nervous, you 'could shit through the eye of a needle'. If you're angry, you've 'got your arse in your hand' of you've 'seen your arse'.

I feel like a psychologist could have a field day.
 

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I quite like "that opinion is a choice" as more understated way of saying I don't agree with someone.
 

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I think fag is different than pissed or fanny. I would say most of my friends know about the British meaning of fag, but most don't know about pissed or fanny (this is of course completely anecdotal)
 

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I think fag is different than pissed or fanny. I would say most of my friends know about the British meaning of fag, but most don't know about pissed or fanny (this is of course completely anecdotal)
Interesting!
 
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'Couldn't hit a cow's arse with a banjo'

I read the phrase 'couldn't hit Jodrell Bank with a cow's arse on a stick' in a magazine when I was little and it's stuck with me forever. Love it.
 

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