idioms..

#1
more kicks than halfpence........criticism or punishment instead of gratitude

the fat will be in the fire...... to have an explosion of anger

be cheese-paring..... to be extreamly mean.

like Caesars wife...above suspicion.

with a jaundiced eye...with a sour disaproving look

nobody's poodle...somebody with a mind of his own

dog days...the hottest weather.

look out for squalls... be on guard for trouble

a cloud no bigger than a mans hand...a distant threat that may become dangerous with time.

man of straw.. man without means

please add more............
 

chrissz

Lantern Swinger
#2
I thought that a 'man of straw' refers to an easily corruptable person? Certain characters used to hang around outside law courts with a bit of straw hanging out the back of their shoe to indicate that they were prepared to testify for cash. Used to happen a lot at the Royal Courts of Justice.
 
#3
chrissz said:
I thought that a 'man of straw' refers to an easily corruptable person? Certain characters used to hang around outside law courts with a bit of straw hanging out the back of their shoe to indicate that they were prepared to testify for cash. Used to happen a lot at the Royal Courts of Justice.
yes.. your most likey right,, the exact.quotes is as
man of straw..... a worthless man. one with out means or character
so it makes sence now from your added discription...
( but who am i to call another man worthless) :afro:

ok what about this one
keep of the grass
 

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