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sayings

Nico

master brummie
Gossiping about a very skinny man.. "I`ve seen more meat on Lester Piggots whip"
About a very skinny woman " If she swallowed an apple she`d look pregnant"
She`s got a face like the back of a bus.
She can turn it around with a smile.
I've seen more meat on a butcher's hook.
For someone in a small hat, grandad said like a tom tit on a hayrick.
My colleague used to say of our boss, she has a face like a bag of spanners.
I Drink Zuyder, it makes yer bally wider.
 

Nico

master brummie
I've seen more meat on a butcher's hook.
For someone in a small hat, grandad said like a tom tit on a hayrick.
My colleague used to say of our boss, she has a face like a bag of spanners.
I Drink Zuyder, it makes yer bally wider.
Mum said of a colleague keen to please their boss, "she was all over him like a cheap shirt."
 

A Sparks

master brummie
From Merriam-Webster dictionary:
Finagle -
transitive verb
1: To obtain by indirect or involved means
'finagle a ride home'.
2: to obtain by trickery
'finangled his way into the concert'.
intransitive verb
to use devious or dishonest methods to achieve one's ends
First known use 1924, perhaps from fainaigue to renege

Fainaigue is a word I remember from my childhood - I thought it meant to give up on something you were trying to do?
 

Nico

master brummie
Goo on, 'ave a go Joe, yer mother won't know!
A ruck o' kids
He's got the tail on again.
They ay got two brass farthings to rub together
 

Nico

master brummie
Nan.... - Ram dressed up as lamb,
the tilsietty - the loo,

'appy as a pig in muck.
bum fodder - toilet paper.
If a person started at you they were gawpy,
If Nan caught them looking in her window, yow got yer eye full mate?
When I was in my teens Nan called one of our neighbours Gawpy Gob to his face, because he was, gawping at her. And later when I worked at the Newspaper I was always sent to serve the bad debters, the odd balls, the smelly customers, nutters, aggressive ones and anybody the reps didn't want to see. And one was him, and he remembered!
 
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