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Friday, October 11, 2013

Old Pinky's Wise Sayings

Inspired by reading Aesop's fables to my students, I feel I too have some wisdom to impart...

The best things in life are free which is great because money has burnt a hole in my pocket and I'm hoping no one picks up the money because finders are keepers.

It was the straw that broke the camel’s back as it was trying to squeeze through the eye of a needle which happened to be a needle in a haystack which is where the straw came from. Paramedics grasped at the straws but it was too late to save the camel.

Birds of a feather flock together except for the one that was caught by someone’s hand while the other two hid in the bush. That’s when you have to kill two birds with one stone or eat crow.

A job worth doing is worth doing tomorrow because everyone knows all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy and a master of no trades.

Apples don’t fall far from a tree but if you upset the apple cart one might fall out and get bruised and become rotten to the core and you know that one bad apple can spoil a bunch.

A dark horse which refuses to drink water you’ve led it to, is actually just a horse of a different colour and I got this straight from the gift horse’s mouth so get off your high horse.

If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck then it’s a duck unless it eats like a bird and has eyes like a hawk. Then it’s a duckbirdhawk which are as rare as hen’s teeth.

There’s a fly in some ointment on the wall.

The world is your oyster and if you’re unlucky you might break your tooth on some pearls of wisdom.

It’s bad to be caught between a rock and a hard place especially if you’re caught with your pants down.

“If you can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen!” called the pot to the black kettle as it went from the frying pan into the fire.

A friendship between fool’s gold and a rough diamond is forever.

Don’t cross that burnt bridge until you come to it.

A stitch in time means the slow and steady guy behind you will win the race.

The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach but his eyes are bigger than his belly so in actual fact his eyes are the window to his soul.

If Bob’s your uncle and he recently died, where there’s a will you’d better hope you’re in it.

If a chain is only as strong as its weakest link you’d better hope it’s true that barking dogs seldom bite.

Someone let the cat out of the bag, it jumped on the hot tin roof found a rat with a gold tooth, dragged it in and now it thinks it’s the cat’s miaow.

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket because when your chickens come home to roost there won’t be any room left.

The early bird gets the worm unless the worm has turned and then it’s a different can of worms.

Revenge is a dish best served cold but revenge is sweet so revenge must be chocolate ice-cream.

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, especially if you’re living with the Poinkers who don’t water their lawn and wait for the clouds with silver linings and save their water for a rainy day.

If you haven’t had a boyfriend for a while don’t worry, it’s probably the calm before the storm. It never rains it pours but don’t settle for any old port in a storm.

Anything to add?