Dick’s column

My husband’s name is Dick (insert joke here). We have endless fun with his name, but he also is known for getting sayings and expressions wrong, and they are worth their own page on my blog. I will keep adding to these.

  • whatever floats your goat!
  • that takes the case
  • let’s play that hot/warm game (instead of hot/cold)
  • is there a baby in the oven?
  • love nest (referring to a soul patch)
  • don’t call the pot black
  • lobster brisque
  • let me give you some foreground first
  • let’s just call it by ear
  • the suspension is killing me
  • I have a 5th sense about that
  • I’m on pins and cushions!
  • you were giving me the 9th degree!
  • Kevin Chutney (re Kenny Chesney)
  • I’m kickin’ ass and taking numbers!
  • metropolitan ice cream (for neapolitan)
  • I’m holding up the fort!
  • this one is old hash
  • don’t make me jump through loops
  • we gotta keep our ears peeled
  • whore mongrels
  • calm, cool and collective
  • not the smartest tool in the shed
  • no rest for the wicked
  • put the ball in motion
  • hindsight is 40/40
  • let’s turn this conversation 360 degrees
  • you are the apple of my life
  • mortar and pedestal (for mortar and pestle)
  • affectionado (for aficionado)
  • on the cuff
  • pandora breads (for panera bread)
  • we got our shoe in the door
  • let me tuck in my chair
  • I can get up on a dimes notice
  • Don’t twist the tables on me
  • hippocratic rule
  • I was bedazzled by that one! (baffled)
  • She’s going condo (commando)
  • Let me check with the powers that will be
  • Batten down the hatchets!
  • I had to twist your leg
  • Austin, we have a problem 
  • Don’t worry your pretty little self
  • I didn’t throw her under the rug
  • Are you speaking jibber? (Gibberish)
  • I’ll be there with bells and whistles
  • Don’t pull the skin over my eyes
  • What am I, chopped meat?
  • I’m holding up the rear! (In last place)
  • I’m 6 sheets in the wind
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3 Comments

  1. patti white

     /  July 2, 2013

    love nest! omg.

    Reply
  2. I. LOVE. THESE!!!

    Reply
  3. Scully

     /  August 28, 2013

    walgrins.

    Reply

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