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    Super Member 3incollege's Avatar
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    I always told my children "Sharing is Caring".
    "If you steal something , It will never be yours. "
    I have great kids so it must have worked.

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    "Barely by the skin off my teeth"

    "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"

    "What goes around, comes around"

    "Dirtier than sin"

    "Live and let die"

    "What it is, is what it is"

    "Like a grain of salt"

    "Let bygones be bygones"

    "Kicked the bucket"

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    My husbands grandmother used to say (when she knew someone was fibbing) "You're a liar and the truth ain't in you" I always thought that was kind of interesting from a Kentucky woman who had 11 or 12 children. She outta know!
    Also "if its worth doing, its worth doing right"

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    We lived on the "other" side of an extemely busy highway and often had to wait several minutes before we could drive across it. My uncle would always say "All things come to those who wait." and then pause before adding "providing they wait long enough and in the right place." My sisters and I often say that to each other when we are waiting, waiting, waiting...

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    Mother to arguing siblings......"Never argue with a pig. You'll just get dirty and the pig likes it."

    Jan in VA

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    In my grandmother's house, it was called a "slop jar" aka "chamber pot". No pigs involved.

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    What goes over a snakes back comes back under his belly. If you're going to be dumb , you've got to be tough. Little children are suppose to be seen and not heard.(I was a talker)

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    I brought him into this world and I will take him out.

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    From my grandmother:

    "He can just get happy in the same pants he got mad in."

    "If it had been a snake, it would have bitten you."

    "Well, I never!"

    "If you're big enough to eat it, you're big enough to fix it."

    Another one we use often and joke about was, when cooking with her, if you asked her how much of something to put in or how long to cook something, her reply was, "Oh, whatever you think." I would say, "Give me a hint...do I use a teaspoon or three cups???"

    When my boys were little and fighting in the house, I would tell them to take it outside...I don't want blood on my carpet!

    I also like "A little bit of something is better than a whole lot of nothing!" "Even fat rats like cheese."

    And..."Nobody cares how much you know until the know how much you care."

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    If you sleep with dogs you'll end up with flees.

    I'd rather be a cautious for 5 minutes, than dead for the rest of my life.

    I just read this one on the QB last week: "She thinks she's hot Sh** on a silver platter and she ain't nothin but a cold turd on a paper plate.

    Well smear my butt with honey and tie me to an ant hill. (Pat's favorite) or "butter my buns and call me bisuit"

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    Hope for the best, plan for the worst!

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    If ya cant say something nice, say nothing at all!

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    My dad had some interesting ones ---

    Stop throwing alligators in my swamp -- meaning I don't need any more bad things happening

    Wish in one hand and Sh*t it the other and see which one fills up faster --- kind of like don't hold your breath waiting

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    See you later, alligator
    ....... after awhile, crocodile!
    :)

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    A job worth doing is worth doing right.

    I brought you into this world and I can take you out. (Mom was always kidding, but the 4 of us kids believed her)

    I did not fall off the turnip truck yesterday.

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    how about close the door you werent raised in a bar
    did the cat get you`r toung,do`nt look a gift horse in the mouth ok here one i do`nt have a pot to p-ss in or a window to throught out off

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    My mom used to have all these sayings about itches;
    If your hand itches, you are going to get money,
    If you nose itches, you are going to kiss a fool,
    If you foot itches, you are going to lose something.
    I know there were more, but I was never one to listen to my mom.....

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    **My mom would always say..."If you want to make God laugh, just tell him your plans."

    **It's the bee's knees.

    **It's the cat's meow.

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    "Worry about yourself!" From my mom - I was quite a tattle-tail as a child.

    My old aunts used to say, "God-willing" a lot.

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    One of my favorites is, when someone says a bad word--I can't believe you eat with that same mouth.

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    My Daddy always said, tell the truth and you won't have to spend so much time remembering who you told what.

    My Mama would say, "I would like to buy them for what they are worth and sell them for what they think they are worth. I could make a fortune."

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    "Put your big girl panties on and deal with it."
    "What goes around, comes around."
    "You made your bed, now lay in it."
    "Treat others as you want them to treat you."
    "Fit as a fiddle."
    "Close the door. Were you raised in a barn?"

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    Give that girl some butter cuz she's on a roll ! usually said when us girls would get together and get the giggles as one would take over the jokes, etc.

    My dad always told me when going out as a young adult,
    "Be good or You Better be good At It!" Whatever kind of trouble It was......that we may be getting into.

    My mom's favorite line was, "Be careful what you wish for it just may come true."

    Ron White's, "You can't fix stupid!"

    Never kick a gift horse in the mouth.

    I was born at night, but it was not last night!

    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

    The accuser is usually the guilt one.

    Nuts don't fall far from the tree.

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    Thanks everyone, I'm sitting here grinning like a wave on a slop bucket!

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    "Goodness gracious Godness Agnes." From my Nana
    " Oh sh*#, Oh dear." From my mum.

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