Worst idioms

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#1

What are your least favourite idioms?

‘Put up or shut up’ annoys me a lot


#2

“step up” is always trotted out by similarly minded dolts


#3

Fred Durst is going to have words with you.


#4

step up 2: the streets


#5

Mike Skinner is going to have words with you.


#6

“I love [Name] to bits.”


#7

the problems with ‘Put up or shut up’ are three-fold

  1. it’s clearly bullshit for cunts
  2. ‘put up’ isn’t a thing (unless you’re talking about building furniture or staying on a friend’s sofa)
  3. it’s clearly intended to rhyme but ‘put’ doesn’t rhyme with ‘shut’ unless you say one or both of them like an idiot

#8

I don’t like “like shooting fish in a barrel” because that sounds fairly difficult


#9

Problem with this one is that it isn’t clear who is in the barrel. Are the fish swimming around in the barrel, or are you trying to use a firearm whilst casketed?


#10

I think it’s talking about putting a VHS of the film ‘shooting fish’ into a barrel


#11

isn’t the meaning that you shoot the barrel once and the water comes out and kills the fish?


#12

I guess that’s why you’re a Professor!


#13


#14

Well, that’s just trebled in difficulty!

Who still has VHS tapes in this day and age?!


#15

but, on the other hand, did Shooting Fish ever get released on DVD? @marckee ?


#16

woah


#17

So, the idiom should be “it’s like shooting a barrel and killing any fish that happen to be inside.”

Good explanation though.


#18

yeah, i totally just made that up having never really thought about it.


#19

i thought it meant “put up with me” or shut up


#20

cheap at half the price @casinobay