Old Sayings Your Grandparents Used To Say

  1. You’re as slow as molasses in January.
  2. That dog won’t hunt.
  3. As the crow flies.
  4. Don’t let the cat out of the bag.
  5. Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.
  6. The early bird catches the worm.
  7. The devil is in the details.
  8. You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.
  9. That’s the way the cookie crumbles.
  10. It’s like trying to nail Jell-O to a wall.
  11. The proof is in the pudding.
  12. The squeaky wheel gets the grease.
  13. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.
  14. Curiosity killed the cat.
  15. Don’t judge a book by its cover.
  16. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
  17. You’re barking up the wrong tree.
  18. You’re not playing with a full deck.
  19. As snug as a bug in a rug.
  20. When the cat’s away, the mice will play.
  21. A penny saved is a penny earned.
  22. A stitch in time saves nine.
  23. A watched pot never boils.
  24. All’s fair in love and war.
  25. Beggars can’t be choosers.
  26. Behind every great man is a great woman.
  27. Better late than never.
  28. Birds of a feather flock together.
  29. Blood is thicker than water.
  30. Charity begins at home.
  31. Cleanliness is next to godliness.
  32. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.
  33. Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.
  34. Don’t cry over spilled milk.
  35. Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
  36. Every cloud has a silver lining.
  37. Every dog has its day.
  38. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
  39. Good things come to those who wait.
  40. Haste makes waste.
  41. He who hesitates is lost.
  42. Idle hands are the devil’s workshop.
  43. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
  44. If the shoe fits, wear it.
  45. If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.
  46. It takes two to tango.
  47. It’s a small world after all.
  48. It’s always darkest before the dawn.
  49. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
  50. It’s not over until the fat lady sings.
  51. Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
  52. Kill two birds with one stone.
  53. Laughter is the best medicine.
  54. Let bygones be bygones.
  55. Let sleeping dogs lie.
  56. Life is a journey, not a destination.
  57. Like father, like son.
  58. Love is blind.
  59. Money doesn’t grow on trees.
  60. Money talks.
  61. Necessity is the mother of invention.
  62. No man is an island.
  63. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
  64. Old habits die hard.
  65. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
  66. Out of sight, out of mind.
  67. Practice makes perfect.
  68. An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
  69. Waste not, want not.
  70. A penny saved is a penny earned.
  71. Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.
  72. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
  73. Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
  74. You catch more flies with honey than vinegar.
  75. Actions speak louder than words.
  76. A stitch in time saves nine.
  77. A watched pot never boils.
  78. There’s no use crying over spilled milk.
  79. You can’t judge a book by its cover.
  80. Better late than never.
  81. All good things must come to an end.
  82. Curiosity killed the cat.
  83. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
  84. Honesty is the best policy.
  85. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
  86. The squeaky wheel gets the grease.
  87. Make hay while the sun shines.
  88. You’re only as old as you feel.
  89. Rome wasn’t built in a day.
  90. Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.
  91. There’s no such thing as a free lunch.
  92. The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
  93. The early bird catches the worm.
  94. All that glitters is not gold.
  95. Beggars can’t be choosers.
  96. You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs.
  97. What goes around comes around.
  98. Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.
  99. The pen is mightier than the sword.
  100. When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

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