What they say ...

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2000

Some sayings and their definitions from ''Echoes from the Hills:''

Tight as bark on a tree (someone who is conservative with money).

Two whoops and a holler (a short distance).

Scrape the moss off my fangs (brush my teeth).

Blind in one eye and can't see out of the other (A horse with good eyesight but needs constant reining to follow a row, or a person indifferent to the facts).

Clean as a hound's tooth (very shiny, immaculate).

Moving upstairs like a homesick angel (a rapidly climbing aircraft).

The good Lord willing and the creeks don't rise (I'll be there if I possibly can).

Grinning like a possum eating persimmons (guilty smile).

It's got a kick like a mule (highly intoxicating beverage).

Put out the clock and wind the cat (bedtime; used in times when cats slept in the barn and clocks were not electric or battery operated).

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