Odd expressions I have heard at some point in my lifetime.

Dallas, Texas
August 25, 2016 7:06pm CST
1. I Guaran-double T! Told Ya! 2. Glad ta see ya, wouldn't wanna be ya! 3. Preaching to the Choir dude. 4. You made it by the skin of your teeth! 5. If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen! 6. It takes two to tango. 7. You're either part of the solution or part of the problem. 8. If you want to fight, go join the Army! 9. If you have to ask, it's too expensive for you to buy! 10 If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. 11. Monkey see, monkey do. 12. Take a load off. 13. Take a chill pill. 14. Don't have a cow! 11. Not by the hair of my chiny-chin-chin. (from the 3 little pigs story) 12. Tried and True 13. The Writing's On The Wall. 14. In Your Face! 15. Do as I say, not as I do! 16. Why can't you be more like your brother? 17. Like it or Leave it. 18. Let it go. 19. Alright already. 20. Please, pay attention when I am talking to you. 21. People who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. 22. I respectfully disagree. 23. If you snooze, you lose. 24. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. 25. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. 26. You sir are a liar. 27. Who, me? 28. What you looking at? 29. Come on now. 30. Stand by your principles. 31. Bring back the good old days. 32. If only ... 33. I'd give my right arm to make things right. 34. No comment. 35. Don't shoot me, I'm only the messenger. 36. Don't take any wooden nickels. 37. If it had been a snake it would have bitten me. 38. That's a big 10-4 . 39. I'm just hanging. 40. What's it to you? 41. You wanna take this outside? 42. Better take that back! 43. Them's fighting words. 44. I'll be waiting for you after school. And this one I made up. It is because of an self centered egotistical self loving person I once thought I knew: I WILL TAKE THE ELEVATOR TO THE TOP FLOOR SO I CAN CATCH UP WITH YOUR EGO. Let me know if you come up with some new ones.
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@paigea (35583)
• Canada
26 Aug 16
I never heard number 1 before! How about; a penny saved is a penny earned, haste makes waste.
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• Dallas, Texas
26 Aug 16
Those are good ones. Another one I like is, "Take a look at the bright side." as this might precede the phrase, -"That contractor left you with just enough to buy a cup of coffee."
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@paigea (35583)
• Canada
26 Aug 16
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@cacay1 (83225)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
26 Aug 16
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@GardenGerty (157325)
• United States
26 Aug 16
Fairly new to me:"Not my circus, not my monkeys" from my college days :"Shoot a duck"from my vast coffee cup collection: "Not all the clowns are in the circus" and last but not least, also from a coffee cup "if God wanted me to cook and clean my hands would be aluminum.". Popular everywhere: "No good deed goes unpunished". I think it is time for me to stop now.
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@ramapo17 (30441)
• Melbourne, Florida
26 Aug 16
I never heard of any of these and think they are really good.
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@ElicBxn (63220)
• United States
26 Aug 16
"Haven't got a dog in that hunt." kind of like "Not my circus, not my monkeys."
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@ElicBxn (63220)
• United States
26 Aug 16
@lookatdesktop The "dog/hunt" is kind of a country saying where people used to use dogs during hunts. I "shore" didn't get that one from my folks...
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• Dallas, Texas
26 Aug 16
Hmm. These two are new to me. Thanks for sharing yours with us.
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@ramapo17 (30441)
• Melbourne, Florida
26 Aug 16
@lookatdesktop Me too. Never heard them.
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@vandana7 (98622)
• India
26 Aug 16
With friends like you, who would need enemies ...I mean are enemies ever "needed"? lol
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@vandana7 (98622)
• India
27 Aug 16
@DaddyEvil .. Do I bore you as a friend and keep as you put it your "spirits in competition"?
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@DaddyEvil (137149)
• United States
27 Aug 16
Apparently, yes, enemies are needed as much as friends are needed. Something/someone must keep our spirits in competition or we lose interest in life and quickly die of boredom.
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• Dallas, Texas
26 Aug 16
Yea, I've heard that one. Good one.
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@Bluedoll (16774)
• Canada
26 Aug 16
4. get off the cross we need the wood
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@Bluedoll (16774)
• Canada
26 Aug 16
@lookatdesktop you did ask, it is an expression i've heard not created
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• Dallas, Texas
26 Aug 16
Great.
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@Jessicalynnt (50525)
• Centralia, Missouri
27 Aug 16
Now I want to know where the skin of the teeth saying came from lol
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@DaddyEvil (137149)
• United States
27 Aug 16
Here, Jess:
phrases, sayings, proverbs and idioms at The Phrase Finder Home | Search | Phrase Dictionary | By the skin of your teeth Browse phrases beginning with: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T UV W XYZ - Full List more like this... ...other phrases about: M
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• Centralia, Missouri
27 Aug 16
@DaddyEvil lol ok, still doesnt make as much sense as some things, like the whole reason a threshold is a threshold
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• Dallas, Texas
27 Aug 16
I don't have a clue actually. I would imagine it dates back some several decades ago.
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@savak03 (6684)
• United States
26 Jun 17
My grandmother was full of those catchy words of wisdom. One of her favorites was "never say what you won't do, because sooner or later you will do it."
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• Dallas, Texas
26 Jun 17
Yes, so true.
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@savak03 (6684)
• United States
27 Jun 17
Here is another one I just thought of. "Not my first rodeo."
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@savak03 (6684)
• United States
28 Jun 17
@lookatdesktop It means this is not the fir31st time I've been through or done a certain thing.
• Dallas, Texas
28 Jun 17
Hmm. That doesn't ring a bell. But thanks for adding it.
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@DaddyEvil (137149)
• United States
27 Aug 16
LOL! There are no new sayings! Just new people saying the same things in different ways! Everything in the world has already been invented somewhere, at some other time! I'm a lover, not a fighter! I'm too handsome for my own good! (Also substitute smart for handsome.) Old enough to know better but too young to care! Rise and shine! It's a brand new day out there! Let the Devil take the hindmost! Passion can't substitute for competence! There is no challenge in repeating the same things everyone else has done! Okay, I can't think of anymore, offhand.
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• Dallas, Texas
26 Jun 17
The ones you chose, at least a few, remind me of our American political situation.
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@cacay1 (83225)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
26 Aug 16
Sorry cannot come with some new ones hehehe.
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• Dallas, Texas
26 Aug 16
How about some new ones?
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@ramapo17 (30441)
• Melbourne, Florida
26 Aug 16
It is what it is. What you see is what you get.
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• Dallas, Texas
26 Aug 16
Funtatstic.
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@just4him (304941)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Oct 16
Now those take me back, especially the wooden nickles.
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@Plethos (13560)
• United States
28 Aug 16
lets see if any of these have not been mentioned- the grass is always greener on the other side, as cool as the other side of the pillow, monkey see, monkey do, you're as useful as a screen door on a submarine(personal fave), when life hands you lemons, make lemonade, dont let the door hit ya, where the good lord split ya, and a dated expression- heres a quarter, call someone who cares. any of these count?
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@savak03 (6684)
• United States
28 Jun 17
That reminds me of another one that's a little dated. "That (statement) and a quarter will get you a cup of coffee." It's dated because no where can you still get a cup of coffee for a quarter.
• Dallas, Texas
29 Aug 16
They do and thanks for adding them here.
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@ms1864 (6886)
• Bangalore, India
26 Aug 16
I've never come up with one of my own..though I have used a few of the ones you have mentioned here. What does the 4th one mean?
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• Dallas, Texas
26 Aug 16
You almost didn't make it like in time to get on the plane, in time to meet a friend who was about to take a taxi back to the apartment, or you just finished mowing the yard before a thunderstorm broke out. It also kind of means, You almost didn't make it.
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@cacay1 (83225)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
29 Aug 16
Nice one hehehehe
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• Dallas, Texas
26 Jun 17
Oh I just remembered, Break a leg. That one sounds a bit harsh for good luck trying.
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@cacay1 (83225)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
27 Jun 17