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At the very beginning of WC (in July of 2002!), I wrote about a phrase expressing irritation: "That dusts my doilies!" Last night at dinner someone said something expressing irritation that was even funnier: "That chaps my rear!"

Have you ever heard that? I had not. Any others that you can think of?
 
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... gets right up my nose (may be UK only) Big Grin


"No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." Samuel Johnson.
 
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And of course the coarser cousin to the above

...get on my tits.

Oddly an expression that I have only ever heard used by men.


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Speaking of tits, but addressing the cold and not irritation, I had a friend who used to say it was "colder than a witch's tit."
 
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/7quote]colder than a witch's tit."[/quote]
My uncle's favorite (and it made no sense to me, although I was of an age where I would laugh uproariously when he said it)"colder than a frozen monkey's balls."
 
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"Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey" is, or used to be, pretty common. I suspect it's fallen out of use due to the declining brass monkey population.
 
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I am rereading "Exodus," which is good, but about 3 books in one. It also is not very complimentary of either "the Arabs" or "the British." At any rate, there was another "colder than" phrase that I hadn't heard, but I like: "It's colder than a well digger's ass out there."
 
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