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  1. that's just like the pot calling the kettle black.
  2. the early bird gets the worm
  3. good things come to those who wait
  4. early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise
  5. a penny saved is a penny earned
  6. an apple a day keeps the doctor away
  7. don't tempt fate
  8. don't paint the devil on the wall (German)
  9. mind your manners
  10. don't put all your eggs in one basket
  11. patience is a virtue
  12. look out for number one
  13. don't let the bed bugs bite
  14. a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down
  15. wake up and smell the coffee
  16. stop and smell the roses
  17. it ain't over till the fat lady sings
  18. wouldn't kick her(him) outta bed for eatin' crackers
  19. rough as a cob
  20. he couldn't hit the broad side of a barn
  21. is that a mouse in your pocket or are you just happy to see me
  22. he went the whole 9 yards.
  23. it's not the heat it's the humidity
  24. don't burn your bridges
  25. he's so ugly, he'd have to sneak up on a glass of water to get a drink
  26. she's been hit with an ugly stick
  27. it's better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick
  28. this hurts me worse than it does you
  29. when life gives you lemons make lemonade
  30. six of one and half a dozen of another
  31. to each his own
  32. colder than a witch's tit in a brass bra
  33. keep your eye on the ball
  34. put the pedal to the metal
  35. make tracks
  36. make like a tree and leave
  37. everything's coming up daisies
  38. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
  39. put your heart into it
  40. break a leg
  41. I ought to tan your hide
  42. nervous as a cat on a hot tin roof
  43. hotter than a snake's ass in a wagon rut
  44. shoot it straight
  45. tighter than a drum
  46. like a dog chasing cars
  47. six feet under
  48. sink or swim
  49. she's taking the bait
  50. they're like two peas in a pod
  51. she's getting the red carpet treatment
  52. birds of a feather flock together
  53. It takes two to tango
  54. two's company, three's a crowd
  55. don't count your chickens before they're hatched
  56. nothing ventured nothing gained
  57. better late than never
  58. you gotta put your foot down
  59. he's pulling your leg
  60. she's tugging on your chain
  61. a jack of all trades and a master of none
  62. that's water under the bridge
  63. that's rubber on the side of the road
  64. we'll jump that fence when we get to it
  65. we'll cross that bridge when we come to it
  66. she's got money to burn
  67. he's dressed to the nines
  68. we're gonna tie one on tonight
  69. kick the bucket
  70. get the lead out
  71. pull a fast one
  72. pulled the wool over my eyes
  73. put that in your pipe and smoke it
  74. stick it where the sun don't shine
  75. they're getting hitched
  76. they're jumping the broomstick
  77. maybe something will jog your memory
  78. don't jump to conclusions
  79. don't call us, we'll call you
  80. put a cork in it
  81. he's always blowing his own horn
  82. sometimes you just gotta let your hair down
  83. you can't judge a book by its cover
  84. you have to break a few eggs to make an omelet
  85. I have a bone to pick with you
  86. check's in the mail
  87. slower than a seven year itch
  88. more fun than a barrel of monkeys
  89. silence is golden
  90. keep your nose to the grindstone
  91. the squeaky wheel gets the grease
  92. make like a baby and head out
  93. he's pushing up daisies
  94. he's chomping at the bit
  95. in seventh heaven
  96. every cloud has a silver lining
  97. buy the farm
  98. bite the dust
  99. eat my dust
  100. we're going to burn the midnight oil
  101. a watched pot never boils
  102. on the other hand
  103. the shoes on the other foot now
  104. he speaks with a forked tongue
  105. if I were in his shoes
  106. it's on the tip on my tongue
  107. she's burning her candle at both ends
  108. from the frying pan into the fire
  109. Nice guys finish last
  110. Whoever dies with the most toys wins
  111. When the going gets tough the tough get going
  112. Take it like a man
  113. the blind leading the blind
  114. come hell or high water
  115. that's enough to piss off the Pope
  116. she has bats in her belfry
  117. barking up the wrong tree
  118. what goes around comes around
  119. flat as a pancake
  120. numb as a hake
  121. sharp as a tack
  122. stiff as a board
  123. doing the horizontal bop
  124. riding the wild pony
  125. sharp as a sack of wet mice
  126. sweating blood
  127. sweating bullets
  128. you can't squeeze blood out of a turnip
  129. and you can take that to the bank
  130. keep the home fires burning
  131. spare the rod, spoil the child
  132. making the beast with two backs
  133. in the red (black)
  134. mind your own business
  135. mind your p's and q's
  136. you're driving me insane
  137. haven't got a row to hoe
  138. if you can't beat 'em, join 'em
  139. straight from the horses mouth
  140. if it's not one thing it's another
  141. raining cats and dogs
  142. happy as a clam
  143. running around like a chicken with it's head cut off
  144. like a fish out of water
  145. like a broken record
  146. if it ain't broke, don't fix it
  147. straighten up and fly right
  148. don't look a gift horse in the mouth
  149. buckle under
  150. buckle down
  151. keep your shoulder to the wheel
  152. a stitch in time saves nine
  153. throwing out the baby with the bathwater
  154. give an inch, and he takes a mile
  155. cut off your nose, to spite your face
  156. go the extra mile
  157. for want of the nail, the shoe was lost
  158. pay attention to details
  159. don't air your dirty linens in public
  160. bury the hatchet
  161. stepping on people's toes
  162. he's gone to ground
  163. in full cry
  164. dead as a doornail
  165. off the top of my head
  166. that's icing on the cake
  167. you can't have your cake and eat it too
  168. he gave a hundred and ten percent
  169. flown the coop
  170. well I'll be a monkeys uncle
  171. open a can of worms
  172. stir up an ant's nest
  173. don't upset the apple cart
  174. feel like a fifth wheel
  175. jump on the bandwagon
  176. resting on one's laurels
  177. waiting for the other shoe to drop
  178. shooting for the moon
  179. go with the flow
  180. playing with fire
  181. testing one's mettle
  182. like lambs to the slaughterhouse
  183. a bull in a china shop
  184. thick as a brick
  185. I've got a monkey on my back
  186. that's a load off my mind
  187. she's got eye's in the back of her head
  188. no skin off my back
  189. missed by a hair
  190. missed the boat
  191. pay an arm and a leg
  192. pay a king's ransom
  193. he's fishing for compliments
  194. watching the clock
  195. playing the field
  196. live and let live
  197. let sleeping dogs lie
  198. caught red-handed
  199. caught with his hands in the till
  200. caught with his pants down
  201. the grass is always greener on the other side
  202. I trust him as far as I can throw him
  203. get on her high horse
  204. get on her soap box
  205. when hell freezes over
  206. snowball's chance in hell
  207. hot enough for you?
  208. look before you leap
  209. he who hesitates is lost
  210. something rotten in the state of Denmark
  211. busy as a bee
  212. she is a loose cannon
  213. to lie down with lions
  214. take your fate into your own hands
  215. to cry wolf
  216. lie down with dogs and wake up with fleas
  217. whistle in the dark
  218. a shot in the dark
  219. speak of the devil
  220. all roads lead to Rome
  221. when in Rome, do as Romans do
  222. sleep like a log
  223. it's a dog-eat-dog world
  224. fiddling while Rome burns
  225. rubbing salt in his wounds
  226. chip on his shoulder
  227. pain in the (ass,neck,butt)
  228. licking one's wounds
  229. rules are made to be broken
  230. he knows which side his bread is buttered on
  231. betting the farm
  232. I smell a rat
  233. eat crow
  234. you drive me up a wall
  235. the exception that proves the rule
  236. the hand that rocks the cradle
  237. red herring
  238. on a wild goose chase
  239. fan the flames
  240. fight fire with fire
  241. fire in the belly
  242. ace in the hole
  243. bee in her bonnet
  244. ace up his sleeve
  245. ants in his pants
  246. butterflies in his stomach
  247. a taste of his own medicine
  248. you made your bed, now your gonna have to lie in it
  249. hot under the collar
  250. bite the bullet
  251. bill the cat
  252. naked as a jaybird
  253. pure as the driven snow
  254. when it rains, it pours
  255. fit to be tied
  256. dressed to kill
  257. armed to the teeth
  258. toe the line
  259. march to the beat of a different drummer
  260. keep a stiff upper lip
  261. beggars can't be choosers
  262. you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink
  263. don't rock the boat
  264. being led down the garden path
  265. like taking candy from a baby
  266. like shooting fish in a barrel
  267. you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar
  268. a feather in his cap
  269. pull a rabbit out of a hat
  270. carrying coal to NewCastle
  271. high as a kite
  272. running with wolves
  273. as beautiful as the day is long
  274. ugly as sin
  275. he looks like death warmed over
  276. caught in the crossfire
  277. pass the buck
  278. play hot potato
  279. make hay while the sun shines
  280. you reap what you sow
  281. closing the barn door after the horse has bolted
  282. once bitten, twice shy
  283. never say never
  284. it's darkest just before the dawn
  285. weather the storm
  286. sail (ride off) into the sunset
  287. opportunity doesn't knock twice
  288. carpe diem (seize the day)
  289. take the bull by the horns
  290. beating a dead horse
  291. pin your hopes on something
  292. up to his ears in trouble
  293. he's a fall guy
  294. spinning your wheels
  295. a cult of personality
  296. fight like a man
  297. the more the merrier
  298. he has a few loose screws
  299. he's not playing with a full deck
  300. what does that have to do with the price of tea in China?
  301. I'll be damned
  302. reopen an old wound
  303. stranger in a strange land
  304. his eyes are bigger than his stomach
  305. he's bitten off more than he can chew
  306. hanging onto mother's apron strings
  307. play both ends against the middle
  308. putting the cart before the horse
  309. walk softly and carry a big stick
  310. no use crying over spilled milk
  311. paint the town red
  312. paint oneself into a corner
  313. pray to the porcelain god
  314. a hair of the dog that bit you
  315. it's all in your head
  316. I'd lose my head if it wasn't attached
  317. the tide's beginning to turn
  318. looks like there's a new sheriff in town
  319. hide the salami
  320. do the wild mambo
  321. that really brings it home
  322. take this job and shove it
  323. how's it hanging
  324. the long arm of the law
  325. always look on the bright side
  326. read the handwriting on the wall
  327. get down to brass tacks
  328. he's waiting for his ship to come in
  329. win one for the gipper
  330. blood is thicker than water
  331. the straw that broke the camel's back
  332. the last straw
  333. like looking for a needle in a haystack
  334. bring home the bacon
  335. a blast from the past
  336. a rolling stone gathers no moss
  337. don't bite the hand that feeds you
  338. man's best friend
  339. till the cows come home
  340. free as a bird
  341. fit as a fiddle
  342. he's a smooth operator
  343. I have no bones about that
  344. it's not written in stone
  345. no accounting for taste
  346. one size fits all
  347. that'll be the day
  348. as the crow flies
  349. drunk as a skunk
  350. on the edge of your seat
  351. set your teeth on edge
  352. curiosity killed the cat
  353. a fool and his money are soon parted
  354. a journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step
  355. a man's home is his castle
  356. a chain is only as strong as it's weakest link
  357. home is where you hang your hat
  358. a mind is a terrible thing to waste
  359. all the world's a stage
  360. money is the root of all evil
  361. necessity is the mother of invention
  362. unlucky at cards, lucky in love
  363. fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me
  364. you only live once
  365. easy as pie
  366. third times a charm
  367. a rose by any other name would smell as sweet
  368. it's only a matter of time
  369. time heals all wounds
  370. caught between a rock and a hard place
  371. caught between Scylla and Charybdis
  372. banging your head against a brick wall
  373. people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones
  374. he let the cat out of the bag
  375. he spilled the beans
  376. she got called up on the carpet
  377. neither a borrower not a lender be
  378. he has egg on his face
  379. that's it in a nutshell
  380. whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger
  381. there's no such thing as a free lunch
  382. the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away
  383. all that glitters is not gold
  384. all's well that ends well
  385. an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
  386. build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door
  387. boys will be boys
  388. cutting through all the red tape
  389. three sheets to the wind
  390. not rowing with both oars
  391. his elevator doesn't go to the top floor
  392. she's lost her marbles
  393. the buck stops here
  394. neither here nor there
  395. join the ranks (396)
  396. the light's on but nobody's home
  397. fake it till you make it
  398. that's a real stem-winder
  399. right on the money
  400. hit him right between the numbers
  401. I'll bet a dollar to a donut
  402. horny as a three peckered billy goat
  403. like getting your tit in the wringer
  404. like balling the jack
  405. like walking on eggshells
  406. let them eat cake
  407. life is a bowl of cherries
  408. get along like oil and water
  409. went over like a lead balloon
  410. you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear
  411. as many chins as a Chinese phone book
  412. madder than a wet hen
  413. the devil must be beating his wife
  414. down the hatch
  415. finders keepers, losers weepers
  416. a friend in need, is a friend indeed
  417. grist for the mill
  418. shoot the breeze
  419. go for broke
  420. thick as pea soup
  421. strong as an ox
  422. more cliches than you can shake a stick at
  423. went belly up
  424. slippery as an eel
  425. that's the way the cookie crumbles
  426. one taco short of a combination plate
  427. things are not always as they seem
  428. not just another pretty face
  429. no skin off my back
  430. see the world through rose colored glasses
  431. living in an ivory tower
  432. skating on thin ice
  433. burning rubber
  434. he's a dark horse
  435. played me for a fool
  436. took me to the cleaners
  437. black as pitch
  438. slow as molasses in January
  439. burning up the track
  440. a horse of a different color
  441. it's neck and neck
  442. time to pay the piper
  443. practice makes perfect
  444. twist of fate
  445. the quiet before the storm
  446. faster than a speeding bullet
  447. no guts no glory
  448. I'm on a roll
  449. nothing to sneeze at
  450. put your money where your mouth is
  451. right as rain
  452. between the devil and the deep blue sea
  453. once in a blue moon
  454. I've been had
  455. I could eat a horse
  456. dog tired
  457. waiting with baited breath
  458. out for a Sunday stroll
  459. tooth and nail
  460. hook, line, and sinker
  461. preaching to the choir
  462. making a mountain out of a molehill
  463. a frog in my throat
  464. he's milktoast
  465. the greatest thing since sliced bread
  466. money makes the world go round
  467. the old ball and chain
  468. faster than greased lightning
  469. put a little elbow grease into it
  470. smooth as a baby's bottom
  471. two left feet
  472. all thumbs
  473. she has a green thumb
  474. left-handed compliment
  475. if looks could kill
  476. you can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think
  477. the devil made me do it
  478. I need that like a hole in the head
  479. I need that like a moose needs a hat rack
  480. feed a cold, starve a fever
  481. a man for all season's
  482. here's mud in your eye
  483. see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil
  484. crying crocodile tears
  485. scared stiff
  486. screaming bloody murder
  487. variety is the spice of life
  488. a picture's worth a thousand words
  489. happy as a pig in mud
  490. growing like a weed
  491. hard as a rock
  492. dumb as a post
  493. stop on a dime
  494. quiet as a mouse
  495. still as a church mouse
  496. sawing a log
  497. his bark is worse than his bite
  498. truth is stranger than fiction
  499. where do you draw the line?
  500. it's nothing earth-shattering
  501. if you can't find it, grind it
  502. it's cutting edge
  503. too many cooks spoil the broth
  504. too many cooks in the kitchen
  505. where there's smoke there's fire
  506. never take a shower with a cat duct taped to your chest (c)
  507. dry as a bone
  508. old as the hills
  509. don't want to cover old ground
  510. built like a tank
  511. throw in the towel
  512. that's a wrap
  513. bury your head in the sand
  514. he lost his shirt
  515. opened a can of worms
  516. don't push your luck
  517. on cloud nine
  518. it's not whether you win or lose it's how you play the game
  519. winning isn't everything
  520. haste makes waste
  521. off the cuff
  522. the cream of the crop
  523. will miracles never cease
  524. who died and made him king (God)?
  525. my cup runneth over
  526. methinks she doth protest too much
  527. you can tell the men from the boys by the price of their toys
  528. don't toot your own horn
  529. in one ear and out the other
  530. out of the blue
  531. got you over a barrel
  532. time flies when you're having fun
  533. keep your eyes peeled
  534. he's got a cob (bug) up his ass
  535. knock 'em dead
  536. we're really going to town
  537. keep 'em flying (keep your spirits up)
  538. close enough for horseshoes and hand grenades
  539. lift your game (get your act together)
  540. get stuffed
  541. there's a sucker born every minute
  542. there's one in every crowd
  543. good as gold
  544. on him like ugly on an ape
  545. back to the salt mines
  546. run like the wind
  547. fly by the book
  548. a good beginning makes a good ending
  549. absence makes the heart grow fonder
  550. actions speak louder than words
  551. nutty as a fruitcake
  552. ask me no questions and I'll tell you no lies
  553. don't change horses in midstream
  554. every man has his price
  555. faith can move mountains
  556. good fences make good neighbors
  557. half a loaf is better than none
  558. is the glass half-empty or half-full
  559. he who lives by the sword shall die by the sword
  560. history repeats itself
  561. if the shoe fits, wear it
  562. if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen
  563. it's an ill wind that blows no good
  564. it's not over till it's over
  565. many hands make light work
  566. never put off until tomorrow what you can do today
  567. opposites attract
  568. out of sight, out of mind
  569. still waters run deep
  570. the more things change, the more they stay the same
  571. the pen is mightier than the sword
  572. two heads are better than one
  573. waste not, want not
  574. in every life a little rain must fall
  575. the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow
  576. born with a silver spoon in his mouth
  577. with one hand tied behind my back
  578. get a grip on yourself
  579. get a handle on this
  580. she wouldn't know me from Adam
  581. he went to the school of hard knocks (university of life)
  582. I'm not a rocket scientist (it ain't rocket science)
  583. keep on your toes
  584. she's fighting a losing battle
  585. drown your sorrows
  586. you have to separate the chaff from the wheat
  587. cut to the chase
  588. at the drop of a hat
  589. so quiet you could hear a pin drop
  590. he's changing his tune
  591. go out on a limb
  592. that's the way lady luck dances
  593. nothing to fear but fear itself
  594. see you later, alligator
  595. the pick of the litter
  596. not worth a hill of beans
  597. if the mountain won't come to Mohammed, Mohammud must go to the mtn.
  598. that and a quarter will get you a cup of coffee
  599. home is where the heart is
  600. get it outta my hair
  601. the strongest steel is cast in the hottest fire
  602. simple pleasure are the best
  603. I'm gonna lay down the law
  604. sleep with the fishes
  605. curse a blue streak
  606. to err is human, to forgive divine
  607. given to him on a silver platter
  608. take it or leave it
  609. worthless as tits on a boar
  610. horny as a peach-orchard boar
  611. haven't seen hide nor hair of him
  612. life goes on
  613. she could test the patience of Job
  614. she wears her heart on her sleeve
  615. right up your alley
  616. crazy/mad as a march hare
  617. mad as a hatter
  618. tempest in a teacup
  619. taking his pound of flesh
  620. neither fish nor fowl
  621. pleased as punch
  622. put your foot in your mouth
  623. shoot yourself in the foot
  624. roll with the punches
  625. rule with an iron fist
  626. gird your loins
  627. handle it with kid gloves
  628. get your ducks in a row
  629. two wrongs don't make a right
  630. have 'em in stitches
  631. he won, hands down
  632. I quit smoking cold turkey
  633. crossing the Rubbikon
  634. it's never too late to learn
  635. you can't teach an old dog new tricks
  636. a half-baked idea
  637. a good rule of thumb
  638. a diamond in the rough
  639. he's the south end of a north bound horse
  640. the tables are turned
  641. a chip off the old block
  642. up a creek without a paddle
  643. jockeying for position
  644. wearing the big girlie blouse (Australian)
  645. don't be such a big girl's blouse (English)
  646. no pain, no gain
  647. you're off your rocker
  648. you drive me nuts
  649. I'm going bananas
  650. blue in the face
  651. seeing red
  652. you drive me crazy
  653. time is money
  654. that's just the tip of the iceberg
  655. I'm gonna clean your clock
  656. he's built like a brick shit-house
  657. just like riding a bike
  658. music has power to soothe the savage beast
  659. picture perfect
  660. what's good for the goose is good for the gander
  661. penny for your thoughts
  662. time waits for no man
  663. time is of the essence
  664. big as life
  665. the twilight years
  666. lighter than air
  667. trouble with a capital `T'
  668. ignorance is bliss
  669. you only hurt the one you love
  670. the bigger they are the harder they fall
  671. misery loves company
  672. for pete's sake
  673. the eyes are the mirrors (windows) of (to) the soul
  674. the sky's the limit
  675. say yer prayers (...rabbit)
  676. them's fightin' words (Bugs to Yosemite)
  677. on equal footing
  678. for crying out loud
  679. she has everything but the kitchen sink
  680. from the four corners of the earth
  681. he left no stone unturned
  682. lit (cocked) to the gills
  683. half seas over
  684. under the sauce
  685. fried to one's tonsils
  686. full to the back teeth
  687. primed to the sticking point
  688. have a jag on
  689. under the table
  690. in bed with one's boots on
  691. that's pretty run-of-the-mill
  692. he got plastered
  693. he's so matter-of-fact
  694. she threw a wet blanket on my idea
  695. it took my breath away
  696. caught me off guard
  697. when the cat's away, the mouse will play
  698. get down to the nitty gritty
  699. get down to bare bones
  700. the bottom line
  701. the lowest on the totem pole
  702. at the end of the pecking order
  703. he's hen pecked
  704. in for the long haul
  705. over the top
  706. over the edge
  707. just around the bend
  708. you must be out of your mind
  709. a pink elephant
  710. he's over the hill
  711. she's out to lunch
  712. I'll punch his lights out
  713. she's not the brightest bulb on the patio
  714. least said soonest mended
  715. I busted my hump
  716. signed, sealed and delivered
  717. threw a curve ball
  718. pennies from heaven
  719. laughing all the way to the bank
  720. taken with a grain of salt
  721. long in the tooth
  722. right on the nose
  723. don't be a stick in the mud
  724. give me a hand
  725. try your hand at something
  726. cool your jets
  727. keep your shirt on
  728. he got the short end of the stick
  729. going to hell in a hand basket
  730. the whole kit and caboodle
  731. I was roped into it
  732. cry me a river
  733. that was cold-blooded
  734. couldn't make heads or tails of it
  735. run the gauntlet
  736. hold your horses
  737. hit the road
  738. lift myself up by the bootstraps
  739. one good turn deserves another
  740. better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all
  741. beauty is only skin deep
  742. for everything there is a season
  743. doing something (ie. shooting ducks) left and right
  744. we've hit paydirt
  745. cruisin' for a bruisin'
  746. there's more than one way to skin a cat
  747. playing possum
  748. cold as blue blazes
  749. earned his wings
  750. wet behind the ears
  751. a faint heart never a true love knows
  752. something you can really sink your teeth into
  753. the truth hurts
  754. pay the dept of nature
  755. nature's first green is gold
  756. passed with flying colors
  757. that's old hat
  758. in the buff
  759. (be it ever so humble) there's no place like home
  760. sick as a dog
  761. flying by the seat of your pants
  762. take it to the limit
  763. go out in a blaze of glory
  764. follow suit
  765. wearing nothin' but his birthday suit
  766. what you see is what you get
  767. the proof is in the pudding
  768. we're sitting ducks
  769. too rich for my blood
  770. hoist with (or by) one's own petard
  771. love conquers all
  772. love is blind
  773. in for a penny, in for a pound
  774. to live from hand to mouth
  775. that gets my goad
  776. that chaps my hide
  777. that burns me up
  778. whatever tickles your fancy
  779. you could knock me over with a feather
  780. there's no time like the present
  781. I could whip you with one arm tied behind my back
  782. sitting on the fence
  783. I'd rather be a hammer than a nail
  784. if I had a dime for every . . .
  785. on the run
  786. there'll be hell to pay
  787. when the shit hits the fan
  788. he has a way with words
  789. there's something fishy about that
  790. a little yeast works through the whole batch of dough
  791. what in tarnation
  792. tarred and feathered
  793. walking on air
  794. walking on sunshine
  795. dat dawg don't hunt no more
  796. don't get your panties (shorts) in a bunch
  797. in the money
  798. had his bell rung
  799. went through the roof
  800. don't know shit from shinola
  801. got taken for a ride
  802. she's all twitter-pated
  803. never pet a burning dog
  804. that hits the spot
  805. mares eat oats and does eat oats
  806. you could put your eye out
  807. even a blind squirrel finds an acorn sometimes
  808. don't take any wooden nickels
  809. one brick short of a load
  810. happy as a lark
  811. tit for tat
  812. all's fair in love and war
  813. I'm in hog heaven
  814. holier than thou
  815. dance with the devil
  816. flirt with disaster
  817. play the final card
  818. smart ass
  819. get a word in edgewise
  820. shiver me timber
  821. "Timber!"
  822. case in point
  823. tin ear
  824. she has pull (clout)
  825. go figure
  826. the everyman
  827. come again?
  828. eat dirt
  829. I got hosed
  830. the melting pot
  831. we're not in Kansas anymore
  832. cold feet
  833. welcome to the club
  834. looks can be deceiving
  835. from day one
  836. now or never
  837. a shoestring budget
  838. make a fast buck
  839. what's going down?
  840. what a tangled web we weave...
  841. love thy neighbor
  842. under my skin
  843. blown away
  844. time is up
  845. it stands to reason
  846. following in his footsteps
  847. face the music
  848. four on the floor
  849. in over your head
  850. coming apart at the seams
  851. busy as a bear in a beehive
  852. nervous as a whore in church
  853. grin and bear it
  854. tied up right now
  855. heard it through the grapevine
  856. got knocked up
  857. I wasn't born yesterday
  858. give him a run for his money
  859. in the nick of time
  860. the luck of the draw
  861. got them by the short and curlies
  862. pull a boner
  863. bummer
  864. ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country
  865. go where the green lights lead you
  866. to the victor go the spoils
  867. come up short
  868. I'm not getting any younger
  869. her biological clock is ticking
  870. big brother is watching
  871. ralphed
  872. talking to ralph on the big white telephone
  873. count your blessings
  874. two sides of the same coin
  875. in a pig's eye
  876. get the show on the road
  877. not my cup of tea
  878. dyed in the wool
  879. pulling the wool over his eyes
  880. the devil is always ready to rock the cradle of the saint who sleeps
  881. beauty is a fading flower
  882. got your head in the clouds
  883. taking the scenic route
  884. putting the screws to him
  885. to assume makes an ASS out of U and ME
  886. memory like an elephant
  887. waking up on the wrong side of the bed
  888. he's thinking with the wrong head
  889. this is for the birds
  890. penny wise and pound foolish
  891. cat got your tounge?
  892. if your foresight was as good as your hindsight, we would be better by a far sight
  893. so much bad in the best of us and so much good in the worst in us that it ill-behoves us to talk about the rest of us
  894. time will tell
  895. she's in hot water
  896. time stands still
  897. not by the hair of my chinny chin chin
  898. pull your head out of your ass
  899. life's a bitch (then you die; then you marry one)
  900. thank God it's friday
  901. got your hand caught in the cookie jar
  902. life stinks
  903. shit happens
  904. it's a freckle past a hair
  905. life's too short
  906. hotter than a two dollar pistol
  907. you got your just deserves (desserts)
  908. there's a first time for everything
  909. wash your mouth out with soap
  910. got a loaf in the oven
  911. as honest as the day is long
  912. when pigs fly
  913. it will be a cold day in hell
  914. you'll know it when you see it
  915. God help us
  916. heaven help us
  917. God only knows
  918. better safe than sorry
  919. let's tie the knot
  920. in the doghouse
  921. every which way but loose
  922. waking up with the chickens
  923. coming out of the closet
  924. putting his feet to the fire
  925. light as a feather
  926. there are starving children in Africa
  927. my stomach is tied up in knots
  928. it's a long shot
  929. comparing apples to oranges
  930. children should be seen and not heard
  931. sweet 16 and never been kissed
  932. life is what you make it
  933. all in a day's work
  934. for God's sake
  935. full of hot air
  936. cute as a button
  937. pretty as a picture
  938. sweet as sugar
  939. something smells fishy
  940. does a bear shit in the woods
  941. couldn't do it to save his (soul,hide)
  942. eat your heart out
  943. tickled pink
  944. to tell you the truth
  945. to be honest with you
  946. ugly as a mud fence
  947. sly as a fox
  948. fat as a cow
  949. fly by night
  950. dumb as a stump
  951. blind as a bat
  952. out like a light
  953. you lie like a rug
  954. trying to put a square peg in a round hole
  955. fine as wine
  956. be there or be square
  957. don't be a party pooper
  958. read between the lines
  959. bottoms up
  960. busting a gut
  961. crammed in like sardines
  962. making him sing like a canary
  963. white as a sheet
  964. raking it in
  965. slick as snot on a glass doorknob
  966. you make a better door than a window
  967. Where's the Beef?
  968. NOT!
  969. isn't that special
  970. been there, seen it, done that
  971. life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get
  972. that's all folks
  973. gag me with a spoon
  974. lying through your teeth
  975. everything's copasetic
  976. my head is swimming
  977. under the gun
  978. full of himself
  979. sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me
  980. the gospel truth
  981. the best thing since little apples
  982. there's a God and I'm not him
  983. that's the $64,000 question
  984. hold down the fort
  985. I didn't expect the Spanish Inquisition
  986. my little black book
  987. blue monday
  988. down to earth
  989. gathering like flies
  990. when the chips are down
  991. play the cards you're dealt
  992. I've got other fish to fry
  993. she's not the only fish in the sea
  994. turn over a new leaf
  995. a leopard doesn't change its spots
  996. eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth
  997. smarter than the average bear
  998. let me bend your ear
  999. I'll fix your little red wagon
  1000. it all boils down to this
  1001. no way (or why) on God's green Earth
  1002. it's not all it's cracked up to be
  1003. you win some you lose some
  1004. as far as the eye can see
  1005. throwing caution to the wind
  1006. mind over matter
  1007. like pigs in a poke
  1008. (Doing something) to beat the band
  1009. two of a kind
  1010. queer as a three dollar bill
  1011. tried and true
  1012. better than ever
  1013. good as new
  1014. brand spankin' new
  1015. he learned his lesson
  1016. a sweet deal
  1017. fashion victim
  1018. now or never
  1019. now's as good a time as any
  1020. now's your chance
  1021. a little of this, a little of that
  1022. took off like a shot
  1023. took off like a bat out of hell
  1024. bloom where you're planted
  1025. if at first you don't succeed, try, try, again
  1026. just fell off the turnip truck
  1027. try as I might
  1028. all talk and no action
  1029. sleep like a baby
  1030. a new lease on life
  1031. catching some ZZZ's
  1032. don't bite of more than you can chew
  1033. don't use a lot where a little will do
  1034. take it and run with it
  1035. fools rush in where angels fear to tread
  1036. a good man is hard to find
  1037. out with the old, in with the new
  1038. keep your chin up
  1039. pour it on thick
  1040. made in the shade
  1041. gone but not forgotten
  1042. give it a rest
  1043. give it the old college try
  1044. sing like a bird
  1045. that oughta tide you over
  1046. torn asunder
  1047. save by the bell
  1048. can't win for losing
  1049. part and parcel
  1050. ...and Bob's your Uncle (British/Australian)
  1051. lock, stock, and barrel
  1052. higgledy Piggledy
  1053. Willy Nilly
  1054. it was a piece of cake
  1055. as plain as the nose on your face
  1056. keeping (staying) on top of it
  1057. Whew!
  1058. the only difference between women and girls is the price of their pearls
  1059. the cat's meow
  1060. the cat's pajamas
  1061. nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs
  1062. give a little take a little
  1063. give and take
  1064. his left hand doesn't know what his right hand is doing
  1065. high hopes
  1066. pat on the back
  1067. raking in the dough
  1068. rolling in the dough
  1069. making money hand over fist
  1070. got a hole in his pocket
  1071. money burns a hole in his pocket
  1072. snug as a bug in a rug
  1073. live and learn
  1074. penny pincher
  1075. pipe down
  1076. stow it
  1077. clam up
  1078. take a hike
  1079. shove off
  1080. let God sort 'em out
  1081. don't fire 'til you see the whites of their eyes
  1082. light a fire under it
  1083. got a leg up on it
  1084. take him to task
  1085. sing a few lines of old woop boodle doo -- W.C. Fields
  1086. come a'callin
  1087. can't for the life of me remember
  1088. never hurts to try
  1089. just washed my hair and cant do a thing with it
  1090. spineless wimp
  1091. life in the fast lane
  1092. so many men so little time
  1093. can't blame him for trying
  1094. cant say's I would
  1095. stupid (foolish) is as stupid (foolish) does
  1096. monkey see monkey do
  1097. cat got your tongue?
  1098. you can dish it out, but you sure can't take it
  1099. flash in the pan
  1100. step on a crack, break your mother's back
  1101. sing for your supper
  1102. one toe over the line
  1103. fresh as a daisy
  1104. butter him up
  1105. innocent as the day he was born
  1106. don't look back
  1107. feast your eyes on this
  1108. tackle my homework
  1109. just a drop in the bucket
  1110. cut the mustard
  1111. cut the cheese
  1112. can't cut it
  1113. petered out
  1114. there for the taking
  1115. there but for the grace of God go I
  1116. time-honored
  1117. old standby
  1118. a stone's throw away
  1119. lesser of two evils
  1120. so much for that
  1121. stick with it
  1122. tow the line
  1123. put a monkeywrench in the works
  1124. cat-like grace
  1125. kitten on the keys
  1126. old blowhard
  1127. twice as nice
  1128. takes its toll on you
  1129. timing is everything
  1130. stayed too long at the fair
  1131. if God had meant for man to fly, he would've given us wings
  1132. you bet your boots
  1133. I'd bet my bottom dollar
  1134. put up your feet and stay awhile
  1135. tall tale
  1136. fit to be hung
  1137. fall through the cracks
  1138. tall dark and handsome
  1139. drive the point home
  1140. playing hardball
  1141. near and dear to my heart
  1142. an earful
  1143. easier said than done
  1144. eat drink and be merry
  1145. what's a little ______ among friends
  1146. far and away the best
  1147. hard to swallow
  1148. can't beat that with a stick
  1149. I hate to say this, but...
  1150. built to last
  1151. if I had a nickel for every time he _______, I'd be a millionaire
  1152. distance makes the heart grow fonder
  1153. keep your thoughts to yourself
  1154. laughter is the best medicine
  1155. smile and the world smiles with you, cry and you cry alone
  1156. how do I love thee?
  1157. watch and wait
  1158. wait and see
  1159. nary a word was spoken
  1160. nip it in the bud
  1161. nod off
  1162. none too pleased
  1163. unbeknownst to me/him
  1164. knock it off
  1165. a cheap knock off
  1166. fine and dandy
  1167. over and done with
  1168. on to something
  1169. open mouth, closed mind/ears
  1170. all eyes/ears
  1171. open and shut case
  1172. pride before the fall
  1173. contemplate my navel
  1174. piss-poor
  1175. packing heat
  1176. packing lead
  1177. bags all packed and ready to go
  1178. step on it
  1179. peel out
  1180. pick over the ruins
  1181. queen for a day
  1182. rally round
  1183. raising cain
  1184. raise the roof
  1185. roaring fire
  1186. robbing peter to pay paul
  1187. rest assured
  1188. ring in the new year
  1189. rattle trap
  1190. It sounds like a thrashing machine (courtesy of Julie's father)
  1191. rise and shine
  1192. raise the dead
  1193. wake the dead
  1194. roll over in his grave
  1195. stirring up trouble
  1196. deep in thought
  1197. ablaze with light
  1198. stealing the show
  1199. sounding off
  1200. went storming off in a huff
  1201. what are you stewing about?
  1202. top of the morning
  1203. trip the light fantastic
  1204. tear into it
  1205. like a bat out of hell
  1206. teacher's pet
  1207. tickle the ivories
  1208. all bets are off
  1209. on bended knee
  1210. under the weather
  1211. cry uncle
  1212. all is vanity
  1213. waiting in the wings
  1214. while away the hours
  1215. world weary
  1216. wish on a star
  1217. (knows it) chapter and verse
  1218. sick to death of it
  1219. the lord moves in mysterious ways
  1220. a lot of empty flattery
  1221. stop the presses!
  1222. filthy rich
  1223. heavens to Betsy
  1224. speaking in riddles
  1225. its all Greek to me
  1226. just admiring the view
  1227. clash of the titans
  1228. plenty to go 'round
  1229. back to the drawing board
  1230. say what you will....
  1231. stick up for the little guy
  1232. keeps her cards close to her chest
  1233. spoil the fun
  1234. barge right in
  1235. on the house
  1236. show some spine
  1237. hate his guts
  1238. slap on the back
  1239. when push comes to shove
  1240. lower the boom
  1241. want my place in the sun
  1242. fresh out of ideas
  1243. on the level
  1244. just as sweet as you please
  1245. full of vinegar
  1246. full of mischief
  1247. cool as a cucumber
  1248. pride before the fall
  1249. will wonders never cease
  1250. full of the devil
  1251. blood brothers
  1252. all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
  1253. bat the idea around
  1254. make a big deal out of nothing
  1255. done up like a Christmas tree
  1256. sticks out like a sore thumb
  1257. train of thought
  1258. stuck in a rut
  1259. its a sure thing
  1260. flipped her lid
  1261. on the double
  1262. fat as a pig
  1263. big as a house
  1264. busy as a bee
  1265. shirt off his back
  1266. pretty penny
  1267. rattle the rafters
  1268. heaven sent
  1269. face up to the facts
  1270. I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy
  1271. The road to ruin (hell) is paved with good intentions
  1272. Is the Pope Catholic?
  1273. If a tree falls in the forest, does it make a sound?
  1274. seems just like old times
  1275. It's just one of those days, I guess
  1276. I beg to differ
  1277. sleeping her way to the top
  1278. flattery will get you nowhere
  1279. there ought to be a law against that
  1280. frisky as a puppy
  1281. damned if you do, damned if you don't
  1282. same ol' same ol'
  1283. stinking to high heaven
  1284. nice day for a picnic
  1285. flat as a board
  1286. highway robbery
  1287. your place or mine
  1288. stick to your guns
  1289. boy howdy
  1290. take it easy
  1291. in for a fleecing
  1292. apple of my eye
  1293. eye to eye
  1294. eyeball to eyeball
  1295. you're the gleam in your father's eye
  1296. beauty is in the eye of the beholder
  1297. same song and dance
  1298. I bought it for a song
  1299. harder for a rich man to go to heaven than for a camel to go through the eye of a needle
  1300. kick 'em when they're down
  1301. nothing new under the sun
  1302. he's a bubble shy of plumb
  1303. doesn't know if she's washing or hanging out
  1304. push the envelope
  1305. the dog ate my homework
  1306. the butler did it
  1307. not enough room to swing a cat
  1308. don't hold your breath
  1309. if you play your cards right...
  1310. he's gunning for a fight (or something)
  1311. got off on the right foot
  1312. he breasted his cards
  1313. she's an open book
  1314. he's an easy study
  1315. better to remain silent and be thought a fool that to speak and remove all doubt
  1316. my hair was on end
  1317. you can never be too rich or too blonde
  1318. sitting on pins and needles
  1319. if it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all
  1320. old habits die hard
  1321. Chuck-a-nana : throwing a temper tantrum (Australian)
  1322. spit the dummy : more childish than chuck-a-nana (Australian)
  1323. throw a fit
  1324. you're all wet
  1325. he's all hat and no cattle (added by popular demand!)
  1326. never in a month of sundays
  1327. take a long walk off a short plank
  1328. lickety-split
  1329. I didn't come down the Clyde in a banana boat (Scottish, Glasgow)
  1330. like chalk and cheese (English)
  1331. loud (something) as all get out
  1332. mean as a snake
  1333. the cat's whiskers (English version of 'the cat's meow')
  1334. close enough for jazz
  1335. close but no cigar
  1336. close enough for government work
  1337. if you can't kill the king then don't wound him
  1338. he's an inch deep and a mile wide
  1339. Don't get your knickers in a twist (english)
  1340. he's not the sharpest knife in the cabinet
  1341. lightning never strikes twice
  1342. No way, Jose
  1343. smack dab in the middle
  1344. carrot on a stick
  1345. busy as a one-armed paperhanger
  1346. Jiminy Christmas
  1347. where the rubber meets the road
  1348. the place was crawling with cops (hookers, something)
  1349. kicked (took it) in the huevos
  1350. stupid is as stupid does
  1351. check it out
  1352. might as well, can't dance
  1353. there's something I've been meaning to tell you
  1354. success has a thousand fathers while failure is an orphan
  1355. catch hell if I do, catch hell if I don't
  1356. can't (won't) get to first base with her.
  1357. bite your tongue.
  1358. bite your lip.
  1359. threw up my hands (in concession/in disgust)
  1360. the only people I trust are you and me , and I am not too sure about you!
  1361. you can pick your friends and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose.
  1362. the tale of the tape
  1363. the tail that wagged the dog
  1364. and we're not just whistling dixie
  1365. knock yourself out
  1366. scraping the bottom of the barrel
  1367. the whole shootin' match
  1368. one man's meat is another man's poison
  1369. you say potayto, I say potahto.
  1370. nice work, if you can get it
  1371. show me the money!
  1372. take it at face value
  1373. slow and steady wins the race
  1374. if you love something set it free
  1375. turn the other cheek
  1376. cleanliness is next to Godliness
  1377. a necessary evil
  1378. I never met a man (horse, etc.) I didn't like
  1379. a winning combination
  1380. nice cage, no bird
  1381. a few fries short of a happy meal
  1382. a few sandwiches short of a picnic
  1383. that's like a turtle on a fence post
  1384. is a frog's asshole watertight?
  1385. does the Pope wear a funny hat?
  1386. every rose has its thorn
  1387. a closed mouth gathers no feet
  1388. make a statement without saying a word
  1389. blunt words have the sharpest edge
  1390. twiddling your thumbs
  1391. get the peanut butter out of your ears
  1392. who pissed in your Cheerios?
  1393. Alrighty then!
  1394. As if!!
  1395. back in a sec
  1396. my heart sank
  1397. nice play, Shakespeare.
  1398. you have to stand for something or you'll fall for anything
  1399. I have an ax to grind
  1400. fall head over heels
  1401. a far cry
  1402. as welcome as a skunk at a lawn party
  1403. he/she is as dense as a London fog
  1404. that's some ole good
  1405. not for nothing, but...
  1406. back in the saddle
  1407. like water off a duck's back
  1408. like a duck on a June Bug
  1409. Lord willin' and the creeks don't rise
  1410. water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink
  1411. the girl next door
  1412. cold hands, warm heart
  1413. the devil is in the details
  1414. if you've seen one you've seen 'em all
  1415. for the love of God/Pete/Mike
  1416. gimme a break
  1417. not for all the tea in China
  1418. what's that got to do with the price of eggs in chicago
  1419. one man's foul weather is another man's fair
  1420. the nail that sticks up gets hammered down
  1421. little strokes fell great oaks
  1422. when the tide goes out the rocks begin to show
  1423. U is part of US
  1424. when you start picking out people you start leaving people out
  1425. talking out of your head
  1426. the acorn doesn't fall far from the tree
  1427. glowing like a good deed in a naughty world
  1428. the stronger the breeze the stronger the trees
  1429. get ahead early and stay ahead late
  1430. twice as strong as an ox and half as smart
  1431. sweating like a pig
  1432. you lie like a dog
  1433. she drinks like a fish
  1434. busy as a one-legged man in an ass kickin' contest
  1435. let's get the ball rolling
  1436. altitude is determined by attitude
  1437. all dressed up and nowhere to go
  1438. not even!
  1439. runs like a top
  1440. take it on the lam
  1441. who could forget
  1442. the one that got away
  1443. he single handedly destroyed an empire
  1444. it isn't all sweetness and light
  1445. that's par for the course
  1446. scattered to the four winds
  1447. fleet footed (fleet of foot)
  1448. staying power
  1449. the belle of the ball
  1450. creme de la creme
  1451. foot loose and fancy free
  1452. here's your hat, what's your hurry?
  1453. an oldie, but a goodie
  1454. roll out the red carpet
  1455. you hit the nail on the head
  1456. he was just a port in the storm
  1457. all paled in comparison
  1458. to feather your nest
  1459. it's got a great beat, but you can't dance to it
  1460. read it and weep
  1461. that's easy for you to say
  1462. the night is young and so are we
  1463. small world, isn't it?
  1464. that's the long and short of it
  1465. funny you mention it
  1466. I haven't a clue
  1467. I haven't the foggiest
  1468. fair weather friend
  1469. what on earth is wrong with me (you)?
  1470. you're dead meat
  1471. thin as six o'clock
  1472. flat as a long-poured champagne
  1473. she gave me a withering glance
  1474. a long ways away
  1475. poker face
  1476. they gave him carte blanche
  1477. take off, you hoser, eh?
  1478. driving the porcelain bus
  1479. a face only a mother could love
  1480. talking behind his back
  1481. made it by the skin of my teeth
  1482. quit horsing around!
  1483. he's all flibberty jibbets
  1484. its a dog's life
  1485. treated like a dog
  1486. how's that for a ....
  1487. well this is a fine how do you do
  1488. I can't stand it
  1489. she's hot to trot
  1490. once in a dog's age
  1491. she fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down
  1492. it was a white-knuckle ride
  1493. what a way to go
  1494. way to go Einstein!
  1495. I'll be the judge of that, thank you
  1496. some things are better left unsaid
  1497. why don't we all chip in
  1498. keeping the world safe for democracy
  1499. he's got more _____ (money,wives) than he knows what to do with
  1500. I'll see you in hell
  1501. she's ALL THAT
  1502. bored to tears
  1503. young, dumb and full of ,uh, ... rum
  1504. Ah, to be young and foolish...
  1505. if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all
  1506. But enough about me ...
  1507. just thought I'd throw that in
  1508. sorry Charlie
  1509. whatever turns you on....
  1510. its all cut and dried
  1511. that's the whole ball of wax
  1512. that's the way the ball bounces
  1513. well how do you like *them* apples?
  1514. the more we learn, the less we know
  1515. he made a mad dash for it
  1516. it just goes to show...
  1517. its like my daddy used to say
  1518. don't make me do something I'll regret
  1519. don't do anything *I* wouldn't do
  1520. red sky in the morning, sailor's warning; red sky at night, sailor's delight
  1521. he was the life of the party
  1522. he was talking into his hat [lying]
  1523. no one here but us chickens!
  1524. my hat's off to you
  1525. kill 'em with kindness, I always say
  1526. in a New York minute
  1527. once in a coon's age
  1528. you can't take it with you
  1529. Halt! Who goes there!
  1530. women and children first!
  1531. all for one, and one for all
  1532. every man for himself!
  1533. am I my brother's keeper?
  1534. he/she was like a brother/son/father/sister/mother/daughter to me
  1535. batten down the hatches, lower the boom, raise the misenmast: full speed ahead!!
  1536. it's a one-horse town
  1537. they threw the book at him
  1538. this town's not big enough for the two of us
  1539. get outta town by sundown
  1540. fancy meeting you here..
  1541. peaches and cream complexion
  1542. going against the tide
  1543. there now, that wasn't so bad, was it?
  1544. smart cookies don't crumble
  1545. eager beaver
  1546. upsy-daisy/oopsy-daisy
  1547. happy camper
  1548. the full monty
  1549. whatever floats your boat
  1550. it's a catch 22
  1551. if you were any closer, it would bite you
  1552. I'll procrastinate later
  1553. why do today what you can put off 'til tomorrow
  1554. you wash my back, I'll wash yours
  1555. that sucks!
  1556. a shotgun wedding
  1557. a real gulley washer
  1558. a new do
  1559. close only counts in horseshoes
  1560. I'm gonna wash that man right outta my hair
  1561. your ass is grass
  1562. that's skull duggery
  1563. idle hands are the devil's workshop
  1564. idle chit-chat
  1565. dumb like a fox
  1566. busy hands are happy hands
  1567. the nail that sticks up gets pounded down (Japanese)
  1568. ignorance of the law is no excuse
  1569. love and hate are two horns on the same goat
  1570. run with the fox and bark with the hounds
  1571. already got one paw on the chicken coop
  1572. oh, to be a fly on the wall
  1573. snow job
  1574. there's more where that came from
  1575. just what the doctor ordered
  1576. golly gee willikers!
  1577. blaze a new trail
  1578. love is a many splendored thing
  1579. he's really on the ball
  1580. touchy feelie
  1581. he's a corn-fed hick
  1582. that argument doesn't hold water
  1583. the fickle finger of fate
  1584. he's feeling his oats
  1585. she's out sowing her wild oats
  1586. darting to and fro
  1587. he's a bald faced liar
  1588. now this won't hurt a bit
  1589. he's really laying it on thick
  1590. don't have a cow
  1591. this could be the start of something big
  1592. don't fly off the handle
  1593. name your poison
  1594. name that tune
  1595. gave it a wide berth
  1596. steer clear of it
  1597. by all means, after you
  1598. I can't tell you what a pleasure its been / It's been a pleasure
  1599. that's about the size of it
  1600. it was an ill-fated idea
  1601. he put one over on me
  1602. you can't put anything past her
  1603. is nothing sacred?
  1604. banding together to beat the odds
  1605. I'll leave you with something to chew on
  1606. tingling with anticipation
  1607. its all topsy turvy
  1608. staring off into space/nowhere
  1609. everything's hunky dory
  1610. a mexican standoff
  1611. hanky panky
  1612. he's scared of his own shadow
  1613. scaredy-cat
  1614. let's forge ahead, shall we
  1615. what's cookin' good lookin'?
  1616. I put two and two together...
  1617. oh, woe is me
  1618. he can't see the forest for the trees
  1619. hotter than a mouse in a wool sock
  1620. quit while you're ahead
  1621. a white elephant gift
  1622. that baby runs like a scalded dog
  1623. imitation is the sincerest form of flattery
  1624. Not a spinning wheel in the kingdom and then you prick your finger!
  1625. It's autumn in her mouth and all her tongue can do is rustle!
  1626. Dressed better than Sunday!
  1627. Came to the conclusion of his travelling thoughts!
  1628. He was Aladdin in an orchard dripping with diamonds!
  1629. Plain as a rainy Tuesday!
  1630. The glass of the mirror simply melted away!
  1631. Good one!
  1632. Smart is better than Stupid.
  1633. No shit, sherlock.
  1634. While the tailor rests, the needle rusts. (Swedish)
  1635. The strongest winds blow on the highest mountains.(Swedish)
  1636. Scared dogs bark most.(Swedish)
  1637. No victory without a battle.(Swedish)
  1638. If you can't see the bottom, don't put your foot in the water.(Swedish)
  1639. You can't learn to swim without getting in the water.(Swedish)
  1640. When the lion is dead, the hares jump on his back.(Swedish)
  1641. Don't trust the lock to which everyone has a key.(Swedish)
  1642. Lots of honey makes bees lazy.(Swedish)
  1643. Every man has stupid thoughts, only wise men keep them quiet.(Swedish)
  1644. Nothing is impossible for those who don't have to do it themselves.(Swedish)
  1645. You throw filth on the living and flowers on the dead.(Swedish)
  1646. In still weather everyone is a good sailor.(Swedish)
  1647. You must row with the oars that you have.(Swedish)
  1648. Short pleasures are often long regretted.(Swedish)
  1649. One for the books
  1650. Better the devil you know than the devil you don't.
  1651. Some pots you don't stir
  1652. Hugged him closer than peel does a banana
  1653. If his word were a bridge - you'd be afraid to cross!
  1654. Too many chiefs and not enough Indians
  1655. Tell your story walking
  1656. On ya bike! (Australian?)
  1657. the show must go on
  1658. Any friend of _________'s is a friend of mine.
  1659. Mi Casa es Su Casa.

If you have a cliche or idiom to add to this list please drop me a line.


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