American Phrases

I love this post because it is most original and brings to mind many traditional, American phrases as:

“The cat has got your tongue.”
(Meaning – you are so quiet and speechless, some feline must have taken your tongue.)

“Hold your horses!”
(Meaning- be patient, or to wait.)

“Pick on somebody your own size.”
(Stop bullying.)

“Don’t let the cat out of the bag.”
(Keep what has been told a secret.)

“Put your money where your mouth is.”
(Fully prove it.)

“pick up your feet.”
(Stop dragging your feet on the ground/floor.)

Do you have any American sayings/ phrases to share? Comment them here, jog our memories, make us laugh.

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6 thoughts on “American Phrases

  1. Thanks for sharing. I find this very useful for my novel in progress. The antagonist in my novel is an American from Ohio. I’d love to know where I could find words and phrases unique to Ohioans.

  2. You are welcome, Rosaliene. Interesting subject here. You’re on the right track. I get a lot of info from old folks, university labs and societal organizations. Wishing you great success!!

  3. I have visited many bloggers from countries outside of the US and it is surprising how many have integrated such seemingly unique American phrases into their culture and language. Thanks for your recent visit to my blog.

  4. Thank you , Carl D’Agostino for your visit and like (s) as well. Your blog and postings do make me smile. :-) I hope you will visit the orig. post. I am sure you will appreciate lovely, classy blog whose post I’ve shared.

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