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Old 02-22-2011, 11:43 PM   #41
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Old 02-23-2011, 12:47 AM   #42
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MimiKitchen, you're going to "drive me to drink".
LOL - "you can lead a horse to water, but, you CAN'T make him drink!"
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:04 AM   #43
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LOL - "you can lead a horse to water, but, you CAN'T make him drink!"
I can't read that one without thinking of a Dorothy Parker story. Someone challenged her to use the word horticulture in a sentence. She came up with, "You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think."
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:09 AM   #44
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I can't read that one without thinking of a Dorothy Parker story. Someone challenged her to use the word horticulture in a sentence. She came up with, "You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think."
BEST! POST! EVER!! *still giggling to myself...my first reaction was ?huh?...then...OMG!!! LOL hilarious!!!*
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:51 AM   #45
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Old 02-23-2011, 03:52 AM   #46
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I've wanted to play the game, but I've been "sitting on the fence". I decided why not
" give it a go" and "lay all my cards on the table"! After all "there is no time like the present". As they say "Carpe' Diem" .

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Old 02-23-2011, 04:53 AM   #47
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:18 AM   #48
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I don't know anymore. I'm going to have to "throw in the towel."
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:45 AM   #49
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I guess you could say it's "time to pay the fiddler," LuvaBigDog.
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:55 AM   #50
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Let's "cut to the chase."

Until I read some of these, I didn't know or understand their intended meaning. Yes, it's all very clear to me now. My head is swollen with all of these and I'm beginning to realize there are many more American idioms than I realized. Time to have a brownie and a glass of milk.
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:37 AM   #51
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:34 AM   #52
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Yes but "too many cooks spoil the stew."
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:39 AM   #53
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Ah, but, let us not forget that "to the spoils go the victor"! *winks* :)
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Old 02-24-2011, 05:20 PM   #54
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midnight, just i was clicking on the tread. i actually thought "to the victor go the spoils" not that is just scary. how about "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" i don't think it really qualifies as an idiom , but couldn't resist.
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:27 PM   #55
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I couldn't come up with one for a life of me.

In all the truth. I totally know what you mean. I live with an American, and she is even english major so I have a lot of help and still. I make the darndest mistakes even after 21 years. My gosh. I've been in USA for 21 years, unbelevable.
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:41 PM   #56
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:35 PM   #57
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midnight, just i was clicking on the tread. i actually thought "to the victor go the spoils" not that is just scary. how about "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" i don't think it really qualifies as an idiom , but couldn't resist.
yes, babe, to "cut to the chase", I DO believe that your quote was "spot on", while mine "fell flat", &, I "missed my mark". Guess what I am saying is that I "was close, but, no cigar!" HAHAHA!
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Old 02-25-2011, 12:53 AM   #58
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"Time flies when you're having fun."
"Times fun when you're having flies!"
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"Times fun when you're having flies!"
And..... If you don't like flies, you could always "have your cake and eat it too!"

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Old 02-25-2011, 03:53 PM   #60
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Well "variety is the spice of life"...
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