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Work & Activity

THEY SAID: Active as a salmon in cold water.

WE SAY: Busy as hell.
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THEY SAID: Busier than a one-armed paperhanger with a case of the hives.

WE SAY: Extremely busy.
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THEY SAID: Busier than a one-eyed cat watching nine rat holes.

WE SAY: Extremely busy.
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THEY SAID: Busier than a one-eyed cat watchin two mouse holes.

WE SAY: I have too much to do right now.
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THEY SAID: Busier than a one-legged cat trying to bury a turd on a frozen pond.

WE SAY: He's busier than hell!
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THEY SAID: Busier than a one-legged man in a butt kickin' contest.

WE SAY: Really busy.
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THEY SAID: Busier than a three-legged cat trying to cover shit on a marble floor while having to go five miles for dirt.

WE SAY: He is extremely busy today.
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THEY SAID: Busy as a paper hanger with the crabs.

WE SAY: Very busy.
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THEY SAID: Cuttin' the hay tomorrow!

WE SAY: Going to work tomorrow.
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THEY SAID: Giving Mother an ax for Christmas.

WE SAY: Giving a gift that makes the recipient do more (or harder) work.
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THEY SAID: Goin' twelve ways to Sunday.

WE SAY: Really busy
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THEY SAID: He ain't took a lick at a snake!

WE SAY: He hasn't done a bit of work.
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THEY SAID: I did not do enough to break Sunday.

WE SAY: I did not do anything today.
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THEY SAID: I don't care to work on Saturday (Southwest Va.)

WE SAY: I'd be glad to work on Saturday.
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THEY SAID: I feel like I've been through the Mill.

WE SAY: I had a rough day.
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THEY SAID: I haven't hit a lick today.

WE SAY: I haven't done any work today.
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THEY SAID: I must have done that fourty-'leven times!

WE SAY: I have done that (too) many times.
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THEY SAID: If it moves, nail it... if it doesn't, paint it.

WE SAY: Quit overthinking it and just get back to work.
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THEY SAID: I'll get to it directly.

WE SAY: I'll do it soon.
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THEY SAID: Just piddling around.

WE SAY: Not doing much.
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THEY SAID: Lazy man's load

WE SAY: Tried to carry too much at once
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THEY SAID: Slicker than snot on a glass eye.

WE SAY: It was really easy to do.
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THEY SAID: Something was done..."like Grant took Richmond"

WE SAY: Something was done very quickly
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THEY SAID: That dog won't hunt (Texas).

WE SAY: That's not going to work.
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THEY SAID: That's the last button on ole Abraham's jacket.

WE SAY: We're finished working for the day.
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THEY SAID: That's too much sugar for a nickle.

WE SAY: That is too hard or to much trouble to do.
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THEY SAID: You must have a terrific cobbler.

WE SAY: What's up with the boots on your feet?
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THEY SAID: Wish in one hand, shit in the other; see which gets filled up quicker.

WE SAY: Wishing gets you nowhere; hard work does.
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