No Image Available

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘div-gpt-ad-1705321608055-0’); });

Famous Sayings


Hello Members,

I have only just joined this site and I am looking forward to getting to know as many members on here as possible.

On a recent holiday my father enlightened me with a couple of interesting statements and explained where they came from. I had not really given it much thought before, but made me think.

The example he shared was the saying: "Daylight Robbery"

I was told that this phrase evolved following an unfair taxation on windows and their sizes...

I am currently collecting as many examples as possible for a presentation I am delivering to a group of youth. In a nutshell, I am helping them appreciate the power of the web and how they can use it to source information. I will be telling them that I used the web, to source help on this subject through, so I would like as many examples as possible please. All I need is a list of the phrases, not what they mean. That's their job. I just need the statement.

I will start the process off:

  • You can't have your cake and eat it

I really want around a 100 as there will be 10 groups

I look forward to seeing what you come back with!

Many Thanks

Mark Colley

9 Responses

  1. A humerous contribution

    Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly.. They lit a fire in the craft, it sank, proving once and for all that you can’t have your kayak and heat it. 






  2. a few for you

    the bee’s knees

    the dog’s B***ocks

    the cat’s whiskers

    give no quarter

    sick as a parrot

    over the moon

    a game of two halves

    life’s a bitch

    is it ‘cos I is Black?

    Crisis, what crisis?

    that’s all folks

    that’s another fine mess you’ve gotton me into

    I’ll be back

    Hasta la vista, baby

    yeah, but no, but yeah

    oooh you are awful

    the lady’s not for turning

    we are a grandmother

    we are not amused

    peace in our time

    money is the root of all evil

    lead on, MacDuff

    I may be some time

    the only good Injun is a dead Injun

    I will return

    Arriba arriba!

    let them eat cake

    two wrongs don’t make a right

    keep calm and carry on

    dig for victory

    two bricks short of a load

    eat humble pie

    (s)he’s no oil painting

    I go like a belt-fed mortar


    Rus Slater

    and a few more…..

    flogging a dead horse

    let the cat out of the bag

    do bears s**t in the woods?

    a can of worms

    it went belly-up

    it went pear shaped

    it’s ship shape and Bristol fashion

    You’re sailing close to the wind

    let’s try a different tack

    am I bovvered?

    I have a dream

    Ich Bin Ein Berliner

    Veni Vidi Vici

    all roads lead to Rome

    When in Rome do as the Romans do

    like herding cats

    it costs and arm and a leg


    ….are any of these any use?


    Rus Slater




  3. A massive thanks!

    A HUGE thank you to everyone that replied to my request for help…

    I now have a well prepared activity and should have some fun with it.

    You are all the Dogs    *****cks


  4. Famous Sayings

    my favourite sayings:

    “First we make our habits, then our habits make us." Charles C Noble

    We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristole, 384 BC –

    322 BC



    "How we are with anything is how we are with everything…"


    — Career Development Coach for Executives

  5. Famous Sayings

    I recently read this statement and have made it a part of my everyday thought:

    "If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten."



  6. Deep

    What gets one into trouble ain’t what we know, it’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so (Mark Twain)

    Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not watching.

    There are plenty of teams in every sport that have great players and never win titles.  Most the time time those players aren’t willing to sacrifice for the greater good of the team.  The funny thing is, in the end, either unwillingness to sacrifice makes individual goals more difficult to achieve.  One thing I believe to the fullest is that if you think and achieve as a team, the indiviudal accolades will take care of themselves.  Talent wins games but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. (Michael Jordan).



  7. well known phrases

    And indeed,

    is the pope a catholic ? (alongside does the bear s*** in the woods..

No Image Available

Get the latest from TrainingZone.

Elevate your L&D expertise by subscribing to TrainingZone’s newsletter! Get curated insights, premium reports, and event updates from industry leaders.


Thank you!