Canadian Sayings

I found a copy of Bill Casselman’s book, Canadian Sayings, at the thrift store this week. There are great similes and metaphors in the book. How many can you make up yourself? Once you get started you will be busier than a two-headed cat in a creamery.

It’s storming so bad the birds are walking.

If it was raining soup, he’d be caught with a fork.

She could start a fight in an empty house.

You’ve got a face as long as a wet weekend.

Every crow thinks his is the blackest.

Enough rain to choke a toad.

He couldn’t hit water if he fell out of a boat.

Make like a hockey player and get the puck outa here.

Slow as cold molasses running uphill.

It was so quiet, you could hear the fog lift.

Darker than the inside of a black cow at midnight.

Make yourself useful instead of ornamental.

It’s so dry, mice have to pack a lunch to cross a field.

He had a smile on him like poison come to supper.

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