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Great Mixed Metaphors

Great Mixed Metaphors

Great Mixed Metaphors

(OP)
Some of the most entertaining of "advice" comes in the form of mixed metaphors. One of the other MAI threads got me chuckling as I reminisced over some of Yogi Berra's famous mixed metaphors.

List some of your favorites here so that we can "burn that bridge when we come to it."

santaMufasa
(aka Dave of Sandy, Utah, USA)
[I provide low-cost, remote Database Administration services: www.dasages.com]
"Beware of those that seek to protect you from harm or risk. The cost will be your freedoms and your liberty."

RE: Great Mixed Metaphors

The classic that always comes to mind is where something seems familiar, and it's "Deja Vu all Over Again"

Fred Wagner

  

RE: Great Mixed Metaphors

"90% of the game is half mental"

"Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't go to yours."

RE: Great Mixed Metaphors

My mother-in-law has come up with some great ones.

People who live in glass houses shouldn't gather moss.
Don't get all of your eggs out of two bushes.

There are several others and I'll post them as I recall them.

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RE: Great Mixed Metaphors

Some that I had picked up:

It dawned across my head. - Unknown

It's as American as killing two birds with one apple pie. - Gary Swing

right there on the tip of my brain - David R. Scott

They counted the votes until the cows had literally gone to sleep. - Dan Rather

 

Ben
"If it works don't fix it! If it doesn't use a sledgehammer..."
How to ask a question, when posting them to a professional forum.
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RE: Great Mixed Metaphors

I heard a really funny one the other day on XM Radio.

"Trespassers will be violated."

 

Just my 2¢

"What the captain doesn't realize is that we've secretly replaced his Dilithium Crystals with new Folger's Crystals."

--Greg  http://parallel.tzo.com
 

RE: Great Mixed Metaphors

My grandmother used to say (complete with sagacious wagging of finger) "the eye above hears all".

Regards

T

RE: Great Mixed Metaphors




All seriousness aside...

Skip,

glassesJust traded in my old subtlety...
for a NUANCE!tongue

RE: Great Mixed Metaphors

My high school football coach used to say (and I use it every chance I get):

"It'll stop hurting once the pain goes away"

 

   
Light travels faster than sound. That's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

RE: Great Mixed Metaphors

(OP)
"Pair up in threes."

"Line up in a circle."

"Bring it here before I see it."

"He has a heart as big as gold."

"A leopard can't change his stripes." -- Al Gore

"A rolling stone is worth two in the bush."
 

santaMufasa
(aka Dave of Sandy, Utah, USA)
[I provide low-cost, remote Database Administration services: www.dasages.com]
"Beware of those that seek to protect you from harm or risk. The cost will be your freedoms and your liberty."

RE: Great Mixed Metaphors

(OP)

Quote (Ben):

"Pain, is a sure sign that you are alive!"
My favorite advice:

Quote (A Centegenarian):

My advice for how to live a really long life...Don't stop breathing!

santaMufasa
(aka Dave of Sandy, Utah, USA)
[I provide low-cost, remote Database Administration services: www.dasages.com]
"Beware of those that seek to protect you from harm or risk. The cost will be your freedoms and your liberty."

RE: Great Mixed Metaphors




Halitosis is better than no breath at all!

Birth is hereditary. If your parents didn't have children, then you won't either!

Skip,

glassesJust traded in my old subtlety...
for a NUANCE!tongue

RE: Great Mixed Metaphors

My boss just used:

"Mad as a wet hornet."

   
Light travels faster than sound. That's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

RE: Great Mixed Metaphors

...followed with:

"Get in under the window."
 

   
Light travels faster than sound. That's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

RE: Great Mixed Metaphors

Quote (SkipVought):

Birth is hereditary. If your parents didn't have children, then you won't either

Not a mixed metaphor, but I always liked:

Quote:

Madness is hereditary - you get it from your kids!

Annihilannic.

RE: Great Mixed Metaphors

(OP)
Back to Mixed Metaphors:

"A stitch in time is worth a pound of cure."

"As we consider the road that unfolds before us..." -- Barack Hussein Obama Jr.

"biting the hand that rocks the cradle"

"Button your seat belts." -- Rush Limbaugh

"Can't you read the handwriting in the wind?" -- Maj. Frank Burns, M*A*S*H

santaMufasa
(aka Dave of Sandy, Utah, USA)
[I provide low-cost, remote Database Administration services: www.dasages.com]
"Beware of those that seek to protect you from harm or risk. The cost will be your freedoms and your liberty."

RE: Great Mixed Metaphors

Quote (Santa Mufasa):

"biting the hand that rocks the cradle"
That's not just mixed, it's nicely embedded.

-------++NO CARRIER++-------
 

RE: Great Mixed Metaphors

One I just googled off the Inner Net:

"I hope he gets his curve ball straightened out."

Don't know who said it though...
 

HTH,

p5wizard

RE: Great Mixed Metaphors

A name is worth 1,000 pictures
You're treading on thin water
Let's make sure we have our Ps and Qs crossed
The whole idea of doing this opens up a huge can of Pandora's box
 

"NOTHING is more important in a database than integrity." ESquared
 

RE: Great Mixed Metaphors

(OP)
"Dirty laundry is coming home to roost." -- Ray Romano

"Do you follow where I'm coming from?"

"Don't eat with your mouth full!"

"She's drop down gorgeous."

santaMufasa
(aka Dave of Sandy, Utah, USA)
[I provide low-cost, remote Database Administration services: www.dasages.com]
"Beware of those that seek to protect you from harm or risk. The cost will be your freedoms and your liberty."

RE: Great Mixed Metaphors

One of my favorites from the TV show Cheers:
[Sam to Diane, who had been talking sexy to him and then halted]

Quote:

Aw, Diane, you got my motor all revved up and then you pulled the rug from under me!
--Jim

RE: Great Mixed Metaphors

I'm only serious.
 

Best Regards,
Scott

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, and no simpler."hammer

RE: Great Mixed Metaphors

Not exactly mixed metaphors, but...

    "People who live in stone houses, shouldn't throw glasses"

    "A penny saved is ridiculous"

And I had a Marine Corps Drill Instructor once tell me...

    "Pain the the feeling of weakness leaving the body"


 

RE: Great Mixed Metaphors

"We have to get all our ducks on the same page."

"It's time to grab the bull by the horns and look him in the eye."

"I'm sweating like a bullet"

"It sticks out like a sore throat"

"I have a lot of black sheep in my closet."

Regards,
Chuck

RE: Great Mixed Metaphors

Hi,
as a member of amateur musicians community I like the saying " It is nice to play at a funeral if it is not of your own".
This one makes my wife mad: "Do not lay down on tomorrow what you can do a day after tomorrow ".
A German friend instructed me "Fire in your fingers, ashes in your head". He was a programmer. I hope you see what I said.
regards m777182

RE: Great Mixed Metaphors

Re: http://www.royalrife.com/berra.pdf

Makes me wonder if Yogi was Dubya's speech coach winky smile

p5

RE: Great Mixed Metaphors

As long as it pairs up with the other halves, I'll be fine... winky smile

p5

RE: Great Mixed Metaphors

I just read this one: Getting back to abnormal.
 

James P. Cottingham
I'm number 1,229!
I'm number 1,229!

RE: Great Mixed Metaphors

One I use all the time is
"It's like falling off a horse, you never forget how"


Paul

RE: Great Mixed Metaphors

PaulBricker, as a former horse owner, I can attest to the truth of that one!

"NOTHING is more important in a database than integrity." ESquared
 

RE: Great Mixed Metaphors

@SQLSister
I've fallen off a few of them myself but always got back on.

Paul

RE: Great Mixed Metaphors

My favorite Yogi-ism:

Nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded.

Thanks,
Andrew

smarty Hard work often pays off over time, but procrastination pays off right now!

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