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The Old Grumpies: The English language is a wonderful thing...

It would all be meat and drink to Dr Johnson...

It would all be meat and drink to Dr Johnson...

At a recent meeting, and after a general conversation, one of our members remarked that all of us make statements which when analysed make little sense at all.

Examples were suddenly coming thick and fast and we wondered if our readers would like to help us with the derivation of the sayings and add some humerous responses to them.

Business sayings:

I see where you are coming from...

I hear what you are saying...

I’ll take that on board...

It’s on my radar...

We’ll let the kite fly on that one...

Let me run this one past you...

Can I sleep on that one...

I’ll get back to you on that one...

At the end of the day...

We’re taking it to the next level...

It’s a case of squaring the circle...

We’ll factor that one in...

Useless sayings:

It goes without saying...

It’s neither here nor there...

All things being equal...

Well needless to say...

It’ll be in the last place you look...

I gave it 110 per cent...

Well I never did...

Good luck everybody...

Take it as it comes...

You’ll be as right as rain...

Politician’s sayings:

When I’m elected I will...

To be honest with you...

As a matter of fact...

With due respect...

At this moment in time...

It’s all the fault of...

We’re working on it 24/7...

It’s unquestionable...

The truth of the matter is...

What do these mean?

There is more than one way to skin a cat...

He knows all there is to know about it...

Put that in your pipe and smoke it...

Well, I’ll go to the bottom of our stairs...

They must think we’ve fallen off a flitting...

We’re between a rock and a hard place...

Please don’t spill the beans...

And of course there’s the, you know, whatsit thingy...

Please fill in your own responses and add to the list!

 

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