Monday, July 28, 2008

Like a puddin'

I heard this today and it boggles my mind:

The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

Edit: So my friend Cindy pointed out that the incorrect saying is "The proof is in the pudding." - this is actually a legitimate saying! So I have to retract this one, since it is not a mixed metaphor.

But I will just add this: The proof of the pudding is eating a horse.
(This isn't too far off, since gelatin is made from hooves and bones.)

Friday, July 25, 2008

Chocolate chip off the old block

I guess an optimist gets caught with their hand in the half-full cookie jar.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


From Rich:
A nail in the coffin is worth two in the bush.

which made me think:
It's like finding a nail in a bush.

Also last night Rob and I came up with:
You made your boat, now sleep in it.
(Its not really too clear where the boat came from, but it amused us).

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


I was playing a game last night called catch-phrase. You are given a random word or phrase and you have to get your teammates to guess it before the timer runs out. Anyway, my phrase was "needle in a haystack." So I say, "this thing is so hard to find, it's like finding..." And one of my teammates yells out:

"A horse in a cave."

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Odd exchange rate

Wooden nickels are a dime-a-dozen.

I put the apple cart before the horse!

An apple a day doesn't fall far from the tree.
An apple a day doesn't fall far from my eye.

Straight from the gift-horse's mouth.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Take a seat.

Flying by the seat of my teeth.

The seat of my pants are on the edge of my seat.
On the edge of my seat of my pants.

The seat of my pants are hanging by a thread.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

You're a slacker.

Pick up and cut me some slack.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Little birdies talk a lot.

A little birdie told me that I have a gift horse in my throat.

A little birdie told me that it is worth two in the bush.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

That makes cents.

So we all know the awesome "A penny for your two cents." But there are many more expressions that use money, so I thought I'd mix them up a little.

A penny saved is a penny earned; that's my two cents.

I can stop on a wooden nickel.

Another day, another wooden nickel.

If you see a wooden nickel, don't pick up a cent.

The buck stops on a dime.

And this is not a mixed metaphor exactly, but I think its amusing:
Statistic: A quarter of all operations are two-bit.

Friday, July 11, 2008


I know I've been posting a lot, but I've been inspired by a lot of things I've heard. By the way, it's not raining here in Israel.

When it rains it rains cats and dogs.

It's raining pins and needles

Bovine flautist.

Why pay the piper when you can have the milk for free?

Thursday, July 10, 2008

LOLspeak Mixed Metaphor


A little horse

You can lead a dead horse to water, but you can't look it in the mouth.

I'm so hungry I could kick a dead horse in the mouth.

here's one I made with Rich:
The early bird killed the cat with 1 stone.

here's some more. Birds are fun:
There's more than one way to kill 2 birds with one stone.

A bird in the hand is worth two you kill with one stone.

It's a Gala event

The apple of my eye keeps the doctor away.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Fake straw

Two I thought of recently:

Fake it 'til ya join 'em.

This is the last straw in the haystack.

And here's one that is maybe good... maybe not:
If life gives you lemons, make limelight.

Monday, July 7, 2008

BBW, enjoys whistling & ending things

Does this count?

It's not over till the fat lady whistles Dixie.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Friday, July 4, 2008

The 3 wise men followed the fireworks...

Another one from Twin Peaks. Referring to the RR diner, Hank says:

"We're gonna trip this place out like Christmas on the 4th of July!"