Thursday, December 17, 2009

Slosh around when you walk

Recently when talking to a friend about how hilarious the phrase "full of piss and vinegar" is, I came up with this one:
It's raining piss and vinegar.

While in Prague, I heard this one, from my little sister:
Don't get your nipples in a twist.

Also I came up with this one:
If she tells you to jump off a bridge, you say, "how high?"

Monday, November 2, 2009

Bowling for Budgies

Did I post this before? It's like killing 2 birds in the bush with one rolling stone.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Snare that Bass

Ok two - one I thought of: Make like a different drummer and beat it!
The second was from Twin Peaks:
Lucy, you're a cool drink of water to road-weary eyes.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Or a column for that matter...

Don't put all of your eggs in a row.

Ceci n'est pas une peg

From my friend Jennifer:
Put a round peg in your pipe and smoke it!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Lock Stock and Two Laughing Barrels

Was thinking of barrels. We all know the awesome one that Adele came up with: It's like shooting fish in a barrel full of monkeys.

Well, these are probably just as true:
One rotten monkey spoils the barrel
One rotten apple spoils the barrel of laughs

The other day I said "My life is an open book you can judge by its cover."

And I have a nagging feeling that this is a repeat, but "He just pulled the sheep in wolf's clothing over your eyes."

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Pulling the wolf in sheeps clothing over your eyes

I was just watching Barry & Stuart street hustler - they're magicians from Great Britain and this video is quite funny. But most of all the mixed metaphor he uses is great:
Like a fox in the fish house, I swivel in and I take my fruit.
(Note: I corrected the quote after a commentor caught my omission)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

You call this daily!?

Well, it used to be daily. But I have a few more updates. A few I've come up with and a few from my friends:
9 out of 10 doctors agree to disagree
I have to pee like a gift horse: in the mouth
I'm sweating like a stuck pig.
"Not for all the tears in China" (from "Too Little, Too Late" sung by Ruth Brown)
this may be muddying the water by stirring the pot because, so to speak, there are just too many cooks in the kitchen
He's trying to live up to the shadow of his brother
From me:
Throw the long book of the law at him!

Friday, July 17, 2009


a ray of roses
a breath of fresh sunlight
Not so much a mixed metaphor, more of a pun... but I went to see the Half-Blood prince, and afterward I was talking to someone about now that we've seen the movie it's all "Potter under the bridge."

Thursday, July 16, 2009

You need a powerful hammer

I was just talking to my friend Bahiyyih, and I said (refering to a half-baked idea that hasn't been finalized yet) - it's not nailed down in stone.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Ova and out.

This morning I had a thought:
Don't walk on eggshells before they hatch.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Did she resign? Alaska!

A few excerpts from Sarah Palin’s speech as she resigned as Governor of Alaska.

According to her, to remain in her position for the duration of her term would be the “quitter’s way out.” So to avoid the quitters way out, she’s resigning as governor. Makes sense? Here’s some of her reasoning:

A good point guard, here's what she does: She drives through a full court press, protecting the ball, keeping her head up because she needs to keep her eyes on the basket and she knows exactly when to pass the ball so that the team can win. That's exactly what I'm doing.

(No, that’s figuratively what she’s doing.)

I'm sorry, I don't know who the hoop is and I don't know who the ball is, but I'm going to have to let it go because I don't know anything about sports.

Also, she reiterates the age-old adage that time is money:

The state has wasted thousands of dollars of your time

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Does this count as mixed?

The other day I was saying things backwards and amusing myself. Let me demonstrate:

A box of chocolates is like life.
A bowl of cherries is life.

Or if you are doing something easy, like a crossword, you could say "Pie is as easy as this crossword." - I think that logically they are equivalent to the actual sayings. Someone back me up on this!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Catching up

Here's a few more from the last 6 months

From Annie:
Don't count your chickens before they're all in one basket.
Don't put all your eggs in one basket until they hatch.
From Kim:
Once the other shoe drops your head is under the water and it's hard to remember you can swim.
From Cindy:
I feel like I'm a day early and have a buck too much.
From Kevin:
yesterday - instead of "big shoes to fill", someone on TV said, "he's got a lot of shoes to fill"
From me:
I was reading an article, entitled "The bailout: 'Choosing between a rock and a hard place'"
I was listening to a conference call, this guy says "It's time to look for the baby that's been thrown out with the bathwater."
It will take several days just to scratch the surface of the tip of that iceberg. (Don't remember if I made this up or overheard it)
From Lou:
Did you watch the [2008 presidential] debate last night? Obama said, “John McCain likes to imply that I am green behind the ears.”
One hand giveith and the other writes a bad check.

From Gio:
I was reading a comic book today where someone said "I hate to rain on your cake."

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Catch up part 1

It's been a while but I thought it's high time I catch up on mixed metaphors that I haven't posted. I'll post more later.

From Robin:
So put that in your pipe, and smoke like a chimney.
He's pulling my leg over my eyes. (also, punches)
When pushing up the daisies comes to shove...
He's counting wolves in black sheep's clothing.
She's a pain in the albatross around my neck.
The cat got out of the bag, and came back (and dragged in your tongue?).
Don't flog a dead gift horse.
Easy as nails.
Hard as humble pie.
All bets are off colour.

I'm proud of this one, (I didn't have any help from the inter-tubes):
There are many ways to skin hen's teeth.
He’s not the brightest tool in the shed, or He's not exactly playing with the sharpest tool in the shed
(talking about an overly complicated piece of software) I ended up accidentally saying, “that thing could even iron your dishes for you,” which opened the door for a whole slew of chore related mixed metaphors. “Take the trash out to dry” was another good one.
Katie K:
That act was one dog who would not hunt the tip of an iceberg.
And from me:
You woke up on the wrong side of the bed, now sleep in it!

I just put my foot in my mouth, shot myself in the foot and shot my mouth off.

You’ve got a chip off the old block on your shoulder.

(overheard during the election last year) But he has sown the wind and now he's reaping the whirlwind. (referring to McCain’s campaign)

Overheard from NPR: a lady said "
Pushing the edge of the envelope"

A guy on Fresh Air referring to the ER finale, how the show is a reunion of its own, saying that it allows for old cast members to come on “The revolving door is wide open