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Give us your tired and worn phrases; plus some new ones too(13 posts)

Give us your tired and worn phrases; plus some new ones tooAllisonHayes
Jul 24, 2002 5:45 PM
It is your turn to share those phrases that drive you up a wall...

i trust me on this one

i chill

i cha-ching

i take a chill pill

i chill-out dude

i enjoy (from the waiter/waitress)

i fast forward...

i if you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen

i get a hold of yourself

i we'll all have to put our heads together...

i steal victory from the jaws of defeat

i the blind leading the blind

i there is a long, hard road ahead

i the long and the short of it

i he put's on his pants one leg at a time

i bite the hand that feeds you



b check out this site (http://www.logophilia.com/waw/index.asp)for new words like:

b Talibanisation

i n. The rise of extremist, fundamentalist groups within an Islamic society.

b capitulation bottom

i n. A stock market low caused by investors surrendering to whatever negative forces are driving prices down.

b irrational depression

i n. A feeling of unwarranted pessimism regarding the stock market or the economy.

b charismatic megafauna

i n. Animals that have popular appeal and so can form the basis of conservation campaigns and fundraising drives.

b retrofuturism

i n. A return to the phrases and concepts characteristic of the futurism that existed in the 1950s and 1960s.

hillbilly heroin

i n. Slang nickname for the prescription painkiller OxyContin, which is said to produce an effect similar to heroin.
re: Give us your tired and worn phrases; plus some new ones toomickey-mac
Jul 24, 2002 8:26 PM
Get a life. (I'm really sick of this one.)

At the end of the day . . . . (This seems to be a favorite of schlocky businessmen and TV news reporters these days.)

Let's tee it up. (Variations of "tee it up" are my boss's current favorite expression.)

It's really stretching his bandwith. ("Bandwith" as the equivalent of work capacity has been annoying me.)

Go across to . . . . (If one more person asks me to "go across" to someone instead of just asking me to talk to that person, I'm going to slap someone.)

Beat L.A. (It was kind of charming in the 80s when Celtics fans chanted this, usally as their team was losing to the Lakers. These days, however, it's just old and boring. It is fun, though, when the crowd at Staples starts this chant when the Clippers and Lakers are playing.)
Damn typos--should be "bandwidth" not "bandwith" nmmickey-mac
Jul 24, 2002 8:52 PM
nm
'like'weiwentg
Jul 24, 2002 11:21 PM
using 'like' in a sense other than 'similar to' or 'fond of' can get irritating after a bit.
that should have been <i>puts,</i> not put's - what a putz :) (nmAllisonHayes
Jul 25, 2002 3:43 AM
"Are we having fun yet? "Sintesi
Jul 25, 2002 5:03 AM
well are we? Here's my selection of "home-spun" Americana.

"Off the hook!"

"At the end of the day" Just to add to Mickey-Macs observations, isn't this Lance Armstrong's most over used phrase. OR is it "due diligence?"

"How's it hangin'?"

"Don't let your meatloaf." shudder

"took a dirtnap"

"What's up, Yo?" NYC hood classic.
have a good one (nm)ColnagoFE
Jul 25, 2002 6:36 AM
From athletes and sportscasters...Jon Billheimer
Jul 25, 2002 7:04 AM
"There's no doubt about it."
ooo there shouldve been an astriks beside thatishmael
Jul 25, 2002 1:03 PM
the race organizer told me this when I came to collect my prize money. Seems cat5's cant get money. The phrase fits anywhere.
"see you in hell" is always in bad action movies. You could put the heading "bad phrases" at the top of any van dam or segal movie.
and how is everything -waitress nmishmael
Jul 25, 2002 1:05 PM
Oh my WORD! (nm)Kristin
Jul 26, 2002 5:23 AM
"somewhat unique"jose_Tex_mex
Jul 26, 2002 12:43 PM
It's either unique or it isn't...
I appreciate it (nm)nn23
Jul 26, 2002 4:39 PM