People shared the slightly wrong phrases they’ve heard- our 23 favourites
Still trying to figure out the best way to answer "So, how far would you reckon that is, as the cat flies?"
— ⚫ Jen (@TheJenAnn) February 13, 2020
My old boss used to tell me to 'keep my ears pierced' for any information. It probably makes marginally more sense than peeled
— Matt Kane (@MattKane_) February 12, 2020
My co-worker regularly warns about, "when push comes to shovel", which sounds ominous
— Belf 🕷️ (@belf) February 12, 2020
I distinctly remember a colleague dismissively saying "I wipe my face of it"
— Andrew Lawrence (@andrwlaw) February 12, 2020
Describing a common acquaintance, my cousin once said "I wouldn't trust him with a barge poll".
— Dean Bullen (@deanbullen) February 12, 2020
My Dad used to remind folk he had ‘a memory like a foghorn’
— Gary Miller (@ewingcourt9) February 12, 2020
My dad said speed cameras were like ‘Big Daddy is watching you’
— Stephen Fawcus (@sfawcus) February 12, 2020
My colleague,Kevin, discussing a boxing match said “he dropped like a sack of flies”!
— Freemo (@TFreemanEsq) February 12, 2020
Bloke I used to work with described searching for some long lost document as 'like looking for an eagle in a haystack', which I wouldn't imagine is that difficult.
— Chris C (@Harvestchris) February 12, 2020
A friend of mine had an uncle who lived in a nom de plume (cul de sac)
— Neil McConnell (@NeilMcConnell70) February 12, 2020
I worked with someone who was ‘tired of being throbbed off’
— kitbags (@kittycurmudgeon) February 12, 2020
Marc Webster didn’t just have one phrase to share; he had a whole page of them.
— Marc Webster (@webding) February 13, 2020
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