Not So Well-Known Sayings




Here are some of the old sayings that didn’t quite make it through the selection committee:



You can’t teach an old dog to make the bed.


Don’t cry over split peas.


You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t teach him to take a bath.


Cleanliness is next to impossible.


Look before you fall off the curb.


The pen is mightier than the eraser.


He who laughs last, thinks slowest.


A friend in need is a pain in the butt.


Home is where the refrigerator is.


People who live in glass houses shouldn’t dine naked.


A bird in the hand is messy.


Don’t put all your eggs in one omelet.


Where there’s smoke, there’s a potential insurance claim.


All that glitters is not raisins.


Beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder.


A watched pot never goes anywhere.


Spare the spoon and spoil the gravy.


Birds of a feather hang out.


A stitch in time saves the time-space continuum.


All work and no play makes Jack a lot of money.


An ounce of prevention is worth about three bucks.


Better be safe than out at first.


It’s always darkest before you flip the switch.


Learn to walk before you hurt yourself.


Many hands make a mess.


A leopard can’t change its underwear.


Never put off till tomorrow what can be put off indefinitely.


A rolling stone gathers momentum.


Snug as a bug in a cupcake.


Sticks and stones may break my bones, but Jell-o will never hurt me.


An apple a day helps keep the grocery store in business.


Still waters get stagnant.


The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach – or something in that general vicinity.


Where there’s a will, there’s a lawyer nearby.


You are what you think about.


You never know what you can do until you try bribery.



I’m really not required to admit that I’m responsible for this silliness, am I?  Nah, I didn’t think so…



*Note: If these sayings are as foreign to you as a hunk of kulcha, you need to turn in your hall pass and get your butt back in the classroom. Just Google (or Bing, whatever… your choice) “well-known sayings” or “well-known proverbs” and turn in a report on your research first period tomorrow…




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