Where there’s a will…there’s a new expression that may also be true!

There are many everyday English expressions, some of which have been with us for centuries and could do with a revamp…  the following adaptations may be taken with a pinch of salt and a smidgen of lemon juice…

  • Where there’s smoke….. there’s air pollution
  • When the cat’s away…..the dogs get the best spots to lie
  • The early bird…..may be caught by the early cat
  • Do not put all your eggs in…..one omelette
  • The grass is always greener…..around the sewerage farm
  • Don’t count your chickens…..before the fox gets them
  • When life gives you lemons…..be grateful for something free and sell them on ebay
  • Too many cooks…..won’t fit in the kitchen
  • Do not look a gift horse…..in the butt
  • Those who live in glass houses…..should have a glazier available on speed dial
  • Rome…..was not built by the Americans
  • A rolling stone…..could be part of a landslide
  • It never rains….but it gets wet
  • A miss…..is as good as a Mrs
  • A stitch in time…..makes the wound heal quicker
  • When in Rome…..a working knowledge of Italian is useful
  • Empty vessels…..can be filled
  • One swallow…..does not make one drunk
  • The devil finds work…..for lawyers
  • Where there’s a will…..there’s a lawyer
  • Many hands…..make a tall horse
  • All that glisters…..is not slug slime
  • A friend in need…..might be on voicemail when you need him / her most
  • Many a true word…..is avoided by politicians
  • Still waters…..may attract mosquitoes
  • The pen is…..only good while the ink lasts


Published by: envirozentinel63

Diagnosed with asperger syndrome. Keen runner and writer who wants to share the ups and downs of all my many experiences and maybe reach out to someone who needs encouragement.

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