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graemev
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Unlikely sayings and turns of phrase

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01-28-2014 03:33 PM

Engineering suffers from a distinct lack of interpretive dance.

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dgorsman
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Re: Unlikely sayings and turns of phrase

01-29-2014 09:14 AM in reply to: graemev

Not mine: "Kinda stands out like a naked man with his hair on fire."

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JoAnn_Hogan
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Registered: ‎06-25-2012
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Re: Unlikely sayings and turns of phrase

03-12-2014 06:30 AM in reply to: dgorsman

If the world didn't suck, We'd all fall off!

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mejiaufv
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Message 4 of 9 (418 Views)

Re: Unlikely sayings and turns of phrase

03-19-2014 08:35 AM in reply to: graemev

I heard someone say "Tripping the light fantastic" a few times. No idea what it means. Anyone know?

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kentr8
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Registered: ‎06-04-2012
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Re: Unlikely sayings and turns of phrase

03-19-2014 09:00 AM in reply to: mejiaufv
think of it as the light bulb coming on
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JoAnn_Hogan
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Re: Unlikely sayings and turns of phrase

03-19-2014 11:09 PM in reply to: kentr8

Theres a Afrikaans saying we say when having shots: "Laat hy val waar hy wil" If you have to translate it it says "Let it fall where it wants to". 

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JGerth
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Message 7 of 9 (385 Views)

Re: Unlikely sayings and turns of phrase

03-20-2014 11:30 AM in reply to: mejiaufv

mejiaufv wrote:

I heard someone say "Tripping the light fantastic" a few times. No idea what it means. Anyone know?


Dancing -- but I hav no idea the derivation

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graemev
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Registered: ‎11-03-2011
Message 8 of 9 (378 Views)

Re: Unlikely sayings and turns of phrase

03-20-2014 02:46 PM in reply to: JGerth

"Don't do that, it's dangerous.  Not, 'throwing random gang signs in East L.A.' dangerous, but still... Strongly ill-advised."

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kiraimmorris
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Registered: ‎05-16-2014
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Re: Unlikely sayings and turns of phrase

06-06-2014 10:52 AM in reply to: graemev

"It was polar of the polar opposites"

And my favorite, "He was diagonally cattycornered."

 

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