Still more proverbs to add to the Colloquialism posts. I’m almost at the end…and even now people are thinking up more!
If you’re here for the first time, scroll back to previous posts to find Proverbs and Americanisms, as well as Nautical, Biblical, and Shakespearean colloquialisms. Most should be recognizable.
I couldn’t find any Q’s oddly enough. If you have some please let me know in comments. There are so many T’s that I’m offering them in batches. I see some repeats right off the bat.
And right off the bat happens to be a quip!
Rain before seven, fine before eleven * Red sky at night shepherd’s delight; red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning * Revenge is a dish best served cold * Revenge is sweet * Rob Peter to pay Paul * Rome wasn’t built in a day * See a pin and pick it up, all the day you’ll have good luck; see a pin and let it lie, bad luck you’ll have all day * See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil * Seeing is believing * Seek and ye shall find * Set a thief to catch a thief * Share and share alike * Shrouds have no pockets * Silence is golden * Slow but sure * Spare the rod and spoil the child * Speak as you find * Speak softly and carry a big stick * Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me * Still waters run deep * Strike while the iron is hot * Stupid is as stupid does * Success has many fathers, while failure is an orphan * Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves * Talk is cheap * Talk of the Devil, and he is bound to appear * Tell the truth and shame the Devil * That which does not kill us makes us stronger * The age of miracles is past * The apple never falls far from the tree * The best defense is a good offense * The best-laid schemes of mice and men gang aft agley (Scottish)* The best things in life are free * The bigger they are, the harder they fall * The bottom line is the bottom line * The boy is father to the man * The bread always falls buttered side down * The cobbler always wears the worst shoes * The course of true love never did run smooth * The customer is always right * The darkest hour is just before the dawn
Join us today at Romance Books ‘4’ Us
Author Tina Donahue is talking about her two new back to back releases today. Two! Now that takes planning. 🙂
Find the link on my satellite blog and head on over to The Romance Reviews.
There are prizes to be had!
New for me this Saturday
Author Lynn Crane is hosting a regular Saturday tag-along called My Sexy Saturday (there’s still time to sign up) She says: “Have your senses titillated with hot writing, tame to sensual to explicit, from authors near and far.” “Post 7 paragraphs or 7 sentences or 7 words. The choice is yours.”
Well I can whip up something to titillate the senses! Join me.
Then come back Sunday for another Sneak Peek. Busy busy.
Ah, memories! Abbott and Costello – maybe on Kate Smith’s show?
Perhaps. It’s an early one. From the early less-portly Lou days.