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    I'm in Jail

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    We know that already. Where you lay your cards?

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    On a sticky wicket

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    On ones own coattails...apparently from the 17 Century meaning at one's own expense.

    Now used as riding someone's coattails meaning to obtain success on the back of another's achievements.

    Not sure where the wickets are in the op....

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    So what's the current count? 29?

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    Walking on eggshells

    1800's usage, probably from the imagery that eggshells are easily broken. The origin of the idiom is a matter of dispute, but the general consensus is that walking on eggshells came from the same place as other cautionary actions, such as walking on thin ice or broken glass.

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    Cat got your tongue

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    Thin as a beanpole...

    Apparently the saying originated in Germany.

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    The boot is on the other foot

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    Cat got your tongue
    Aaah, I was wondering what that was. Nice!

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    Big cheese

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    Sick as a parrot

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    Mouth like the bottom of a parrot's cage

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    Ear worm
    Rags to riches
    In a nutshell

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    ^ & ^^ Hmm . . . can't see either of those

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    ^ & ^^ Hmm . . . can't see either of those
    It's a very subjective picture.
    He's wearing torn pants & nice expensive looking jacket. Have a look at his ear, it looks like a worm crawling out. On the left hand side it looks like a nut shell split in two.

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    Cold feet, as one of his feet is blue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebbu View Post
    Cold feet, as one of his feet is blue.
    Uuuuuhh . . . very observant. How many is that now?

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    What about the shadow? It doesn't seem to follow the picture

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    Walking in someone else's shadow?

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    ^ You're clevererer than Butterfly looks

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    As thick as two short planks

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    ^ Have you looked at the picture in the first post of the thread?

    (That's what the thread is about)


    This one ...


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    There is something to do with the shadow being in the shape of a woman but I can't think of it...behind every great man or something similar.

    Also his fingers are pinching the cat's tail...

    at a pinch

    Or something similar

    i also think there must be a saying related to winklepickers...

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    The shoe is on the other foot

    This idiom originated in the 1800s. Initially, the exact wording was a little different: the boot is on the other leg. The idea behind this was related to the feeling of discomfort you would have if you put your left shoe on your right foot, and vice versa

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