engine's runnin' but ain't nobody driving"
... Not overly intelligent.
"As welcome as a
skunk at a lawn party"
"Tighter than bark
on a tree"
... Not very generous.
"Big hat, no cattle"
... All talk and no action.
"We've howdied but
we ain't shook yet"
... We've made a brief acquaintance, but not been formally introduced.
"He thinks the sun
come up just to hear him crow"
... He has a pretty high opinion of himself.
"She's got tongue
enough for ten rows of teeth"
... That woman can talk.
"It's so dry the
trees are bribin' the dogs"
... We really could use a little rain around here.
"Just because a chicken
has wings doesn't mean it can fly"
... Appearances can be deceptive.
"This ain't my first
... I've been around awhile.
"He looks like the
dog's been keepin' him under the porch"
... Not the most handsome of men.
"They ate supper
before they said grace"
... Living in sin.
"Time to paint your
butt white and run with the antelope"
... Stop arguing and do as you're told.
"As full of wind
as a corn-eating horse"
... prone to boasting.
"You can put your
boots in the oven, but that doesn't make them biscuits"
... You can say whatever you want about something, but that doesn't
change what it is.
"If they talk nice about ya, how come you gotta call them critics?"
word for homesick - the kind you get when they make you trade in
your Texas license plates.
Culinary: As close
as we can figure, this is what we in Austin would call "cooking."
"To be won over merely
requires a sample of..." : In Austin, you'd say, "just
musta been talking about the 10 foot tin lizard in our Alexandria
Old Museum. They've got two of everything that's ever been made
and one of everything that hasn't.
"Does their oil reach
all the way to the dipstick?" : Are these folks a
little nuts or what?
We're all ears
: We're interested.
Choke Rag : Necktie
Simple As a Round Rock:
Really, Really Simple
Skunk Egg: Onion
Conceited as a barbershop
cat: Any cat that lives where humans give off more hair
than it does is gonna develop one hell of an attitute.
Drain Your Potatoes:
Inspect the timber, make water