Monday, June 13, 2011

Top 10 Expressions of the Day

Things are cuckoo around here, totally out-of-control with Rojo's graduation and the 1,001 details surrounding that event and subsequent events, plus Woohoo is getting ready to leave on a three-week trip out of the country, and, and, and. Rojo is really into expressions right now, as in every 10 minutes asking me, "Do you have an expression for me?" So, here's my list of what I say to him at any given time, or multiple times a day, as the case may be:

10. I'd forget my head if it weren't screwed on

 9.  I'm betwixt and between

 8. I'm burning the candle at both ends

 7. I don't know if I'm coming or going

 6. I'm running around like a chicken with my head cut off

 5. I'm one bubble short of plumb

 4.  That knife cuts both ways

 3.  I'm nuttier than a fruitcake

 2. I'm barely keeping my head above water

 1. One day at a time

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Elizabeth said...

I love them -- I always say the one about forgetting one's head if it weren't screwed on! When I studied French in college, we were required to take an idiomatic expression class and learn hundreds of these expressions. I always remember this one: Il n'y a pas un chat dans la rue -- which translates into "there's not a cat in the road" or "there's not a soul in sight."

Robin said...

I'm busier than a one-armed paper hanger. said...

Here are a few more for him, from Lisa Romeo...

Amber said...

'When you see trouble comin', cross the street.'


jess said...

i love it! one bubble short of plumb might be my all time favorite new expression. gonna use it today, i am.


Anonymous said...

I love number 5, had to read it twice before I understood it.