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Sayings no longer heard.

(83 Posts)
NanKate Sun 20-Apr-14 22:09:40

Well I will go to the foot of our stairs.

Eloethan Sun 20-Apr-14 22:52:15

Gordon Bennett!!

Ana Sun 20-Apr-14 22:57:52

It's looking black over Bill's mother's

(we had a similar thread not long ago - most of the sayings are still in frequent use in some areas)

besottedgran Mon 21-Apr-14 00:53:19

On the never never.

boheminan Mon 21-Apr-14 01:10:35

As black as Newgate's knocker

NanKate Mon 21-Apr-14 06:33:55

(Didn't know this was a repeat thread Ana. I still say Gordon Bennett Eloethan).

Take your coat off or you won't feel the benefit.

Gagagran Mon 21-Apr-14 06:45:12

When we were on holiday in Menton on the Riviera, we were surprised to find an Avenue Gordon Bennett!

besottedgran Mon 21-Apr-14 08:02:14

Oh I forgot -- As black as the earl of hell's waistcoat ---

Iam64 Mon 21-Apr-14 09:03:07

Think On!
I'll go to the foot of our stairs is my all time favourite - I can hear my gran's voice

Lona Mon 21-Apr-14 09:08:23

A blind man on a galloping horse....(wouldn't notice....)

As thin as a galloping hatpin!

annsixty Mon 21-Apr-14 09:17:43

Raining cats and dogs.

Coming down in stair rods.

granjura Mon 21-Apr-14 09:53:27

Tickety boo

Blooming Nora

what's up duck

Atqui Mon 21-Apr-14 10:43:48

Swinging the lead.....went on a course where the young person taking it pronounced it as in dog's lead. Neither of my daughters had heard of it when I asked them.

Galen Mon 21-Apr-14 11:09:33

Well known medical disease. Plum us oscillans!

Galen Mon 21-Apr-14 11:10:08

Plumbus! My iPad does not recognise Latin!

Anne58 Mon 21-Apr-14 14:42:59

All fur coat and no knickers

No better than she ought to be

shysal Mon 21-Apr-14 14:52:50

I keep it in the Glory Hole.

NanKate Mon 21-Apr-14 15:06:15

Keen as mustard.

rosesarered Mon 21-Apr-14 15:55:54

As black as your hat.
red hat, no knickers.
ecky thump.
Bob's your uncle.

rosesarered Mon 21-Apr-14 15:57:19

butter wouldn't melt.

Anne58 Mon 21-Apr-14 16:18:40

And Fanny's your Aunt!

granjura Mon 21-Apr-14 17:12:41

Just what the doctor ordered.

NanKate Mon 21-Apr-14 17:12:53

Wash your mouth out with soap (punishment for swearing).

granjura Mon 21-Apr-14 19:00:56

Not on your Nellie!

Pull the other one (it's got bells on)

Blow me down (with a feather)

I just love all those, will have to copy them and print them when the thread dies down (goes belly up).

rosesarered Mon 21-Apr-14 20:13:58

Corporation pop [ water from the tap.]