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Phrases I Like – One Tough Hombre

Posted by middlerage on January 3, 2013

Loyal reader Mark L. alerted me to a great phrase used to describe the tough-as-nails set:

Harder than a woodpecker’s lips.

Now that’s hard. Woodpeckers are amazing animals and I know there’s current research into how they stand the violent 1000bpm knocking they do on a tree. Probably be some salient results for NFL head injury mitigation.

les continuing list:

Contributions from readers and the Phrases They like:

  • Harder’n a woodpecker’s lips
  • Real nice and Kentucky (from Mark L. and means something fits well, well made)
  • Like herding cats (from switbo)
  • Spat the Binky (Dummy) (from Annie)
  • Hottern’ two rats fucking in a wool sock (from the muddledrambler)
  • Gird your loins (from Mark C.)
  • Put your best foot forward (from Mark C, who actually dislikes this phrase, haha)
  • Grinnin’ like a fox eatin’ shit from a wire brush (from Mark L.)
  • This is a fine kettle of fish (from anonynurse)
  • Chile so hot it burns twice (from Fatman)

My contributions:

  • Practice random acts of kindness and senseless beauty
  • S/He’s busier than a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest
  • Got a bee in one’s bonnet
  • Don’t get your panties in a bunch/knickers in a twist
  • Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill
  • Too clever by half
  • I’ve got to go say hello to Earl on the big white telephone (for when youse gots to vomit)
  • I’ll be there with bells on!
  • Madder ‘n a wet hen
  • Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life
  • Beat like a red-headed step child
  • Bob’s your uncle
  • Like carrying coals to Newcastle
  • A real belt and suspenders guy
  • Truth is stranger than fiction
  • Peace through superior firepower
  • Shut your freakin’ piehole
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • Expect the worst, hope for the best
  • He’s so big he must go bear huntin’ with a switch
  • As big as your head
  • Better than a sharp poke in the eye
  • Piss or get off the pot
  • Tear him/her a new asshole
  • Put some mustard on it
  • Now you’re shittin’ in tall cotton
  • Raining to beat the band
  • Back-handed compliment (Damning with faint praise)
  • Hotter than a two dollar pistol
  • Brown as a berry

 

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One Response to “Phrases I Like – One Tough Hombre”

  1. Mark C said

    Another candidate for your list. I’m reading a book, “Halsey’s typhoon” and in the opening chapter detailing some of Halsey’s military experience Halsey recalls that his experience in the Great War left him, “as proud as a dog with two tails.”

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