"Till now I always thought of the gravy train as a good thing."
Hour of rising vs worm acquisition.
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"Sorry for the wait, but it's been like Grand Central station in here."
Tags:grand central station, busy, waiter, waiters, server, servers, eating out, eat out, eats out, hectic, busy day, busy shift, busy shifts, eating out, customer service, customer services, delay, delays, restaurant server, restaurant servers, idiom, idioms, idiomatic expression, idiomatic expressions, idiomatic phrase, idiomatic phrases
"Thanks for walking a mile in my shoe but it's beginning to hurt now."
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"The system's not perfect, but, by God, it's transparent."
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"I may be a big frog in a small pond, but I'm still a damn big frog."
"We have testimony that you walk like a duck and you quack like a duck. Tell the court - are you a duck?"
Tags:cliches, cliche, clichés, cliché, expression, expressions, idiom, idioms, duck, ducks, court, courts, courtroom, courtrooms, trial, trials, walk like a duck, quack like a duck, witness stand, witness stands, witness, witnesses, lawyer, lawyers, attorney, attorneys, solicitor, solicitors, cross examination, cross examinations
"Good news. The test results show it's a metaphor."
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"Sure, I follow the herd- out of a deep respect for the concept of community."
Tags:sheep, follow the herd, following the herd, community, communities, philosophy, excuse, excuses, bad excuse, bad excuses, justification, justifications, thinking outside the box, obedience, brainless, braindead, thoughtless, thoughtlessness, modern life, modern attitudes, pretentious, pretension, pretentiousness, self important, self importance, self-important, self-importance, expression, expressions, idiom, idioms, following the pack, follow the pack
"Of all the Fortune 500, we're probably the most tongue-in-cheek."
"Well, I'll be darned. They had just walked away."
Tags:cliche, cliches, glasses, spectacles, lose, loses, losing, lost, phrase, phrases, walk away, walked away, walking away, they didn't just walk away, expression, expressions, idiom, idioms, search, searches, searching, find, finds, finding, found, easily lost, look, looks, looking, look around, looking around
"It's the dawn of history, and there are no cliches as yet. I'll drink to that!"
Tags:neanderthal, neanderthals, cave men, cave man, cavemen, caveman, cave dweller, cave dwellers, ancient history, stone age, the stone age, early man, primitive man, dawn of history, cliche, cliches, expression, expressions, idiom, idioms, saying, sayings, right as rain, ill drink to that, i'll drink to that
A man jumps from the frying pan into the fire.
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Welcome to the Jungle- Please observe our laws
Tags:law of the jungle, laws of the jungle, greeting, greetings, welcome, welcomes, welcome sign, welcome signs, road sign, road signs, highway sign, highway signs, please drive carefully, capitalism, capitalist, capitalists, national conduct, kill or be killed, survival, fight for survival, lawless, expression, expressions, idiom, idioms
"Let's see, who had the canary?"
Tags:animal, animals, talking animals, talking animal, cat, cats, pet, pets, restaurant, restaurants, dining out, eating out, food, meal, meals, dining, eating, paying, paying the bill, bill, bills, receipt, receipts, cheque, cheques, check, checks, money, sorting out the bill, canary, canaries, bird, birds, cat who ate the canary, cat who swallowed the canary, cat who got the canary, smirk, smirks, smile, smiles, proud, smug, self-satisfied, expression, expressions, idiom, idioms
"You're cute, too."
"I'm not worrying. I've got most of my money in handbaskets."
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"First, you will meet Mr. Hot. Next, you will meet Mr. Cool. Then you will meet Mr. Right."
Tags:fortune teller, fortune tellers, crystal ball, crystal balls, soothsayer, soothsayers, mr right, mr. right, tall dark stranger, tall dark strangers, predicting the future, predict the future, date, dates, failed relationship, failed relationships, rebound, rebounds, expression, expressions, idiom, idioms, perfect, perfection, trial and error, husband, husbands, perfect husband, perfect husband
"Supposedly he's some kind of a person in his own right."
Tags:party, parties, cocktail, cocktails, cocktail party, cocktail parties, gossip, gossipers, gossiper, party conversation, cocktail conversation, guest, guests, in his own right, sayings, saying, smack talking, talking smack, upper class, upper classes, boastful, idiom, idioms, husband, husbands, accomplishment, accomplishments, feminist, feminism, patriarchy, patriarchies
"As soon as one problem is solved, another rears its ugly head."
Tags:executive, executives, business executive, business executives, manager, managers, business managers, business managers, problem, problems, obstacle, obstacles, expression, expressions, idiom, idioms, complain, complaining, modern life, recession, the recession, problem solving, literal interpretation
"Sometimes you just have to stop and b***h about the roses."
"Sorry. He's been cursing like that ever since we put him in that little sailor suit."
Tags:kid, kids, child, children, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, baby, babies, clothes, clothing, baby clothes, baby clothing, costume, costumes, outfit, outfits, baby outfit, baby outfits, dress-up, dress up, sailor, sailors, sailor outfit, sailor outfits, sailor costume, sailor costumes, cursing, swearing, cussing, bad words, bad language, cursing like a sailor, cussing like a sailor, swearing like a sailor, idiom, idioms, expression, expressions, word play, wordplay
"In my practice, I prefer to treat the whole hog."
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"You'd better cool it. Remember what he did to you last time."
Tags:bar, pub, barfight, bar fight, bar fights, outmatched, pen is mightier than the sword, the pen is mightier, compete, competing, competition, competitive, advice, giving advice, good advice, saying, sayings, idiom, idioms, cool it, unfair fight, outmatch, fight, fights, fighting, angry, insulted, insults