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    Unhappy Idiomatic Expressions.. help please!

    anyone know what the following idioms mean?

    thanks in advance!

    Quit splitting hairs!

    Quit yer lollygaggin

    Quit yer pissin' and moanin'.

    Sew buttons on tin cans!

    Sh*t fire and save your matches

    Sh*t fire and thunderation.

    Shoot fire and save the matches

    Shut the light

    Sit on the floor and let your feet hang down.

    Oofdah! (Northern Minnesota)

    Pon my honor

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    Re: Idiomatic Expressions.. help please!

    1. You are being too fussy (critical).

    2. Stop sitting around doing nothing and get to work!

    3. Stop complaining.

    4. I have no idea.

    5. "Shit fire!" is an all-purpose expletive usually expressing surprise or admiration. Numbers 5, 6, and 7 are all variations of this one expression.

    8. Turn off the light.

    9. and 10. I have never heard these.

    10. Upon my honor. "I swear it is true."


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    lollygag = fool around or dawdle.

    (Merriam-Webster)

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    Re: Idiomatic Expressions.. help please!

    Quit yer pissin' and moanin'.

    quit your complaining

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