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Your favourite expressions

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8:19 am on Aug 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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100 - "Called on the carpet"

For some reason, this expression left some kind of impression on me.

You might probably know it but the meaning is 'being rebuked or closely questioned by a person in authority',

What are your favourite expressions? Anybody, 99?

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72. When all else fails, read the instructions.
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71. " Dont look back something might be gaining on you"

The immortal Satchel Paige...KF

[edited by: King_Fisher at 4:57 am (utc) on Aug. 27, 2007]

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Balam, re.#96

>>> poops and giggles <<<

No self respecting American male would ever say that. Sounds like British slang to me...KF

[edited by: lawman at 10:59 am (utc) on Aug. 27, 2007]

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poops and giggles

Where I come from, "Sh-ts and grins" is the expression.
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70. Happy as a pig in $hit!

[edited by: lawman at 11:00 am (utc) on Aug. 27, 2007]

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Don't just do something, stand there! (and think)
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> No self respecting American male would ever say that.

I'll have to assume that "self-respecting" is the key point; I picked that phrase up in Wooster, Ohio [maps.google.com], around 6:30 in the morning, while waiting for the drive-through liquor store to open. (The owner was nice enough to open early for us, so by 7:00, we were well on our way to drunkeness...)

Ah, the daze of my youth...

68. Youth lives on hope, old age on remembrance.

67. Some people are so busy learning the tricks of the trade that they don't have time to learn the trade.

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66. Never do today what you can put off until tomorrow.

65. Help stamp out, abolish, do away with, and get rid of redundancy and repetition.

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64. Yes, dear.
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It's a topsy-turvy world I live in...

63. Don't trust anyone under 30.

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62. I am damned if I do!... I am damned if I don't!...KF
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63. Don't trust anyone under 30.

grandpa, Why?

You won't trust me for the next 6 years? :)

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Because you never learned to count backwards! Its # 61!

[edited by: King_Fisher at 6:36 am (utc) on Aug. 28, 2007]

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#60 Bertrand Russell:

"Ever since puberty I have believed in the value of two things: kindness and clear thinking."

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Because you never learned to count backwards! Its # 61!

I hope you were not responding to my question :), for the following reasons:

1. I was quoting grandpa, everything is in Italic.
2. I perfectly know how to count backwards, I started the thread :)

But, still want to hear from grandpa.

59. "Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly."

[edited by: Habtom at 11:47 am (utc) on Aug. 28, 2007]

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#58 - The darkest hour is just before dawn

A little more serious this one, but good for keeping spirits up during seemingly endless problems :)

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#57 new and improved

is it new? or is it improved? darn...can't figure that one

#56 he is a nice guy

typically referred to a total moron who doesn't have other noticeable qualities

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#55

" Batteries not inculded"

" some assembly required"

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#54 You don't have to worry about the bullet with your name on it, it ain't been made yet. It's the one that says, "To whom it may concern"...

#53 When all is said and done, more will be said than done.

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Hmmm... there are so many good ones. Here's one that dedicated to all software programmers:

#52

"Back to the drawing board"

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#51

Don't you mean "back to the keyboard"?...KF

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50. "We are not retreating - we are advancing in another Direction."

-general douglas macarthur

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Since the expression need not be applicable, here's my all time favorite expression (implied chiasmus)-

#49 He grounds the warship he walks on.

For the non-native, it's a play on "he worships the ground 'she' walks on.

Clever? It's a ten.

Whip out your rhetoric books. ; )

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# 48....It's maybe an 8.

If he GROUNDS the warship he walks upon, he is a poor sailor indeed...KF

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But, still want to hear from grandpa.

In my youth, the phrase was 'Don't trust anyone over 30'. It served us well, I think. Nowadays, most people (not all) that I've met, under the age of 30, are irresponsible and untrustworthy. More than anything, however, the phrase really says to just hang with people your own age, IMO. (As I sit here writing this, listening to a woman my own age blabber away, I long for a different perspective.)

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-- the phrase really says to just hang with people your own age --

which makes post 2 more, but not related to age as much ..

I would also like to thank every person who contributes to WebmasterWorld.com!

#47. You become who you hang out with...

and

#46. Everybody goes crazy their own way.

7:22 pm on Aug 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

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For the HTML programmers out there:

#45: "Give me a break"

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:D

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alright - I'm in for another..

My dad used to say:

"The best way to maintain a monopoly is to treat your customers as if you don't have one"

~Norm Sterzenbach 09/21/1922 - 02/23/2007~

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43 - Why can't we all just get along
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*note

that "s***'s and giggles" expression is also sometimes spoken as "s***'s and grins"

its north american wide and not used by me

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