Michael Edwards

IDIOMS FOR IDIOTS (9-12)

 

 

 

Hit the nail on the head – hit the head on the nail.

 

Hold your tongue – now say Peter Piper picked a peck …….

 

When the going gets tough the tough get going – cowards!

 

When in Rome do as Rome does - pick pockets.

Comments8

  • Goldfinch60

    What has that nail done to you!

    ..of pickled peppers. A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked; if Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper pecked.( In our choir we sing that as a round - great fun).

    Going back presumably.


    In this life, one thing counts
    In the bank, large amounts
    I'm afraid these don't grow on trees,
    You've got to pick-a-pocket or two
    You've got to pick-a-pocket or two, boys,
    You've got to pick-a-pocket or two.

    Andy

    • Michael Edwards

      I'm so familiar with both - thanks Andy.

    • L. B. Mek

      these are getting edgy, also is Glenit facing backwards? lol
      I also think the 'literally' school of idioms or 'sayings' are particularly grating: 'you literally had me dying'.....? I think they deserve an entry by themselves in your series
      (if I may be bold enough to suggest)

      • Michael Edwards

        Suggest away - I lterally agree with you.
        Glenit is always getting into trouble bless him.

      • Neville


        laughter is infectious innit ... and the way these are going mate ya gonna start ya own pandemic ..

        Neville 🙂

        • Michael Edwards

          I'll keep taking the tablets. 😤

        • dusk arising

          I've run out. Fair play to you.

          • Michael Edwards

            Don't believe you - but so have I.

          • orchidee

            * I thought I was doing summat wrong when I kept trying to bang a nail in with me head. Got headache now!
            *If all else fails - give up!!
            * Take two tablets a day for seven days. Which two? They all look the same. And how I am gonna keep taking the same two?

            • Michael Edwards

              Take to bed, lie down and call for Nurse Berles.

              • orchidee

                Was she in the 'Carry on Nurse' film?

              • 3 more comments

              • ANGELA & BRIAN

                Brian Here ! Good Thorsday Uncle Mike ! Love Glenit - However Ive never driven over a RED LIGHT just (to my cost !) through one. My mantra is ~ When in ROME ~ visit the Pope ! I had a meal with them in the Vatican ~ Bread & Wine. HIM I liked ~ HER I didnt like !

                Blessings & Peace to You & Yours
                Love Brian & Angela & Smokey ! ! !

                • Michael Edwards

                  Do you know when I posted this I had to ask myself if it was correct with the red ligfht at the top - well of course it is but the more you wonder the more you doubt your own wisdom.

                • MendedFences27

                  A lovely bunch of idioms. "Cowards,"
                  are" tough" to "get going." and with that I will cease. You bring me laughter, Thank you. - Phil A.

                  • Michael Edwards

                    I must be a coward - I always go away from an argument - I like the simple life - perhaps I'm simply simple.

                  • Fay Slimm.

                    Grins before bed after reading your latest - - great stuff Mike.

                    • Michael Edwards

                      I've run out - must get back to some serious work but currently no inspiration.



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