"I didn't realize, Your Honor. I assumed the law here was the same as in New Jersey. As you may know, dog eat dog is permissible there."
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"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
"You're cute, too."
"Miss Gaines, send in someone who reminds me of myself as a lad."
"This place isn't bad during the week, but on weekends it turns into a zoo."
Tags:bar, bars, pub, pubs, bartender, bartenders, server, servers, barkeep, barkeeps, barkeeper, barkeepers, patron, patrons, customer, customers, drink, drinks, drinking, drinking alcohol, alcohol, alcoholic, liquor, booze, animal, animals, zoo, zoo animal, zoo animals, lion, lions, elephant, elephants, monkey, monkeys, giraffe, giraffes, crowd, crowds, crowded, busy, weekend, weekends, weekend crowd, weekend crowds, phrase, phrases, expression, expressions, idiom, idioms, word play, wordplay
"Roger, I think it's time we had a little talk about the birds and the bees."
Tags:manager, managers, management, firing, fired, fire, fires, lay off, lay-offs, laid off, birds and the bees, birds and bees, animal, animals, saying, sayings, cliche, cliches, phrase, phrases, literal, literality, literally, bird, birds, bee, bees, heron, herons, owl, owls, parrot, parrots, desk, desk job, desk jobs, desk jockey, desk jockeys, cubicle, cubicles, personalisation, personalised, personalized, personalization, toy, toys, decoration, decorate, decorated, decorations, ornament, ornaments, warning, warnings, boss, talking to, getting a talking to, parental, paternal
A tombstone with an epitaph that reads "Tuned in, turned on, dropped out, dropped in, worked out, saved up, dropped dead."
Tags:hippy, hippies, hipster, hipsters, beatnik, beatniks, phrase, phrases, turn on tune in drop out, counterculture, death, dead, cemetery, cemeteries, graveyard, graveyards, tombstone, tombstones, headstone, headstones, gravestone, gravestone, grave, graves, epitaph, epitaphs, summary, summaries, life
The Yessiree Bob Building and No Way Jose fire escape.
"I hear this place is a hotbed of international pancakes."
Tags:cop, cops, police, police man, police men, crimes, criminal, criminals, police officer, officer, officers, police officers, patrol, patrol car, beat cop, pancake, pancakes, international, noir, slang, slangs, well known phrases, phrases, snacking, snacks, breakfast, breakfast food, stereotype, stereotypes, cliche, cliches, foodie, foodies, food lover, food lovers
"It's quite a feather in your cap, Beavis. What's it for?"
Tags:feather in your cap, accomplishment, accomplishment, fashion, personal style, personal styles, trend, trends, hat, hats feather, feathers, compliment, compliments, achievement, achievements, saying, sayings, idiom, idioms, phrase, phrases, fashion choice, fashion choices, office dress, office wears, inappropriate, office worker, office workers, office work, office job, office jobs
"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will stay with me forever as they sit inside me,getting turned over and over, being blown completely out of proportion."
"The wetter the better."
Tags:problems, phrases, unaware, lack of awareness, wet paint, wet paint sign, wet paint signs, ignorant, ignorance, ignore, ignores, ignoring, awareness, pay attention, pays attention, paying attention, space cadet, space cadets, space out, spaced out, relax, relaxes, relaxing, stare into space, staying into space, mankoff
"I hope his dark side is more interesting."
Tags:bar fly, bar flies, pub, pubs, bar, bars, drink, drinks, drinking, drinker, drinkers, moon, moons, date, dates, dating, dating game, modern life, modern world, crescent moon, dark side of the moon, well known, well-known, phrases, phrase, sceince, scientists, scientist, space, the moon, dark side, a dark side, interest, interesting, bored, boring, boredom, literal, visual gag
"Refresh my memory, Miss Lockland. Who am I?"
Tags:secretaries, executives, phrases, memory, problems, memory problem, memory problems, amnesia, amnesiac, amnesiacs, refresher, refreshers, secretary, secretaries, ceo, ceos, useless, uselessness, personal assistant, personal assistants, assistant, assistants, assistance, forget, forgets, forgetful, forgetfulness, spacy, spacey, spaced out, space cadet, space cadets, bumble, bumbles, bumbling, mankoff
"U txtn 2 me?"
Tags:modern update, modern updates, modern version, modern version, remake, remakes, text, texts, texting, text speak, abbreviation, abbreviations, abbreviate, abbreviates, abbreviating, quote, quotes, famous phrase, famous phrases, phrase, phrases, movie, movies, film buff, film buffs, movie lover, movie lovers, 70s, '70s, 1970s
"Roger always lived on the edge. Then one day he fell off."
Tags:relationship, relationships, love, marriage, marriages, married life, couple, couples, husband, husbands, wife, wives, spouse, spouses, dead husband, dead husbands, widow, widows, dead, death, portrait, portraits, living on the edge, expression, expression, phrases, phrase, men, man, brave, courage, courageous, risky, bold, daring, dangerous, word play, wordplay
"Dr. Livingstone will see you now."
The Legendary Birth of an Idiom
"Get a life."
"Oh, yeah? When's the last time you dragged anything in?"
Tags:relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, marriage, marriages, married life, couple, couples, husband, husbands, wife, wives, spouse, spouses, argument, arguments, arguing, fight, fights, fighting, conflict, conflicts, animal, animals, talking animal, talking animals, talking pet, talking pets, pet, pets, pet owner, pet owners, talking cat, talking cats, cat, feline, felines, cats, cat owner, cat owners, personification, anthropomorphic, anthropomorphism, drag, dragged, look what the cat dragged in, expression, expressions, phrase, phrases, idiom, idioms, word play, wordplay
"We've come to spoil the broth."
Tags:phrase, phrases, well known phrases, saying, sayings, well known saying, well-known, too many cooks, cooks, too many, chef, chefs, too many cooks spoil the broth, obscene amount of cooks, crazy numbers of cooks, cooking, cooks, cookery, congratulations, congratulate, spoil, spoiled, spoiling, broth, soup, soups, helping, help, helping hand, helping hands, not helping, obstruct, obstructing
"The first rule of miming is you don't talk about miming."
Tags:mime, mimes, clown, clowns, circus, circus school, school, schools, teacher, teach, teaching, taught, teachers, class, classes, homework, work, working, study, studying, performance, perform, performing, performing arts, physical, physical theatre, tradition, traditional, theatre, theater, street theatre, street theater, well known, well known phrases, phrases, ironic, irony, pop culture, pop culture reference
"Look, if you can't stand the Byzantine intrigue, perhaps you should get out of the cabal."
Tags:byzantine, byzantine empire, intrigue, political intrigue, bureaucracy, bureaucratic, bureaucrat, cabal, faction, factions, plotting, political plots, political schemes, history, history nerd, historian, historians, history enthusiast, can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen, phrases, common phrases, popular phrases
"You can't say the U.N. isn't trying."
Tags:politics, world politics, united nations, un, u.n., general assembly, security council, sign, signs, nameplate, nameplates, kiss me, kiss, kissing, country, countries, state, states, diplomacy, diplomat, diplomats, world peace, co-operation, cooperation, attempt, attempts, attempting, trying, delegate, delegates, representative, representatives, international security, peace, security, order, love, cliche, cliches, phrase, phrases, word play, wordplay
A diner menu offers things you can eat: your words, your hat, crow, and my dust.
Tags:eat your words, eating your words, eat your hat, eating your hat, eat crow, eats crow, eating crow, eat my dust, diner, diners, greasy spoon, greasy spoons, menu, menu option, menu options, idiom, idioms, expression, expressions, saying, sayings, phrase, phrases, famous phrase, famous phrases, counter, counters