I absolutely love sayings. One of the most universal ones is “when pigs fly”. Another is “look before you leap”. Also “there is no such thing as a free lunch”.
Maybe “saying” that isn’t the best term for them. Are they adages?
Lets see. Per Mirriam Webster an adage is:
a saying often in metaphorical form that embodies a common observation
And a saying is:
something said ; especially : adage
So maybe they are adages. Anyway, I love them and find many of them very entertaining. Here are some that I use practically every day:
Dumber than a box of rocks.
Not the brightest light bulb in the marquee.
Busier than a one legged man in an ass kicking contest.
Busier than a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs.
Couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn.
If you have a good saying, adage, cliche or other type of quip you would like to share, please drop it in the comments. The most colorful and funny ones will win hearty congratulations from me personally.