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    Re: Idiom : "When pigs fly"

    Quote Originally Posted by Susie Smith

    In English, when we think something will never happen, a common response might be "That'll be the day!". There's a better one on the tip of my tongue. I know it's there - I can feel it there - but I just can't remember it. Help, please"
    I think it is "over my dead body."

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    ...or "when pigs fly".

    FRC

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Frogs can be lifted up by tornados and come down in the rain, or so I've heard. Fish did fall here.
    It's true.
    I saw it from Discovery.


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    (Sorry for being so picky.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Frogs can be lifted up by tornados and come down in the rain, or so I've heard. Fish did fall here.
    It's true.
    I saw it from Discovery.


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    • I saw it on Discovery.


    (Sorry for being so picky.)

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    Thanks for being picky,
    I think I'm lucky.
    Cuz someone called Ronbee,
    Always can help me.

    :)

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    Hey, you made another rhyme!
    Thank goodness that's not a crime.

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    Re: Idiom : "When pigs fly"

    Quote Originally Posted by bmo
    Quote Originally Posted by Susie Smith

    In English, when we think something will never happen, a common response might be "That'll be the day!". There's a better one on the tip of my tongue. I know it's there - I can feel it there - but I just can't remember it. Help, please"
    I think it is "over my dead body."



    BMO

    Not on this life.

    BMO

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    Re: Idiom : "When pigs fly"

    [quote="bmo"]
    Quote Originally Posted by bmo
    Quote Originally Posted by Susie Smith

    In English, when we think something will never happen, a common response might be "That'll be the day!". There's a better one on the tip of my tongue. I know it's there - I can feel it there - but I just can't remember it. Help, please"
    I think it is "over my dead body."



    BMO

    Not on this life.

    I've never heard "not in this life" (this preposition sounds better), but it sounds logical.

    You say "not on your life" if you mean - "absolutely not/ no way!". You say it when you definitely will not do something.

    "Over my dead body" means you will do your best not to let something happen. It means "not if I can help it".

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    Re: Idiom : "When pigs fly"

    Quote Originally Posted by Susie Smith
    In English, when we think something will never happen, a common response might be "That'll be the day!". There's a better one on the tip of my tongue. I know it's there - I can feel it there - but I just can't remember it. Help, please"

    Once in a blue moon.
    Don't hold your breath.
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    Re: Idiom : "When pigs fly"

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Quote Originally Posted by Susie Smith
    In English, when we think something will never happen, a common response might be "That'll be the day!". There's a better one on the tip of my tongue. I know it's there - I can feel it there - but I just can't remember it. Help, please"

    Once in a blue moon.
    Don't hold your breath.
    :wink:
    "Don't hold your breath" is a good one. :D
    Once in a blue moon means hardly ever. e.g. I go out once in a blue moon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    However, the centre of Dante's hell was frozen over.
    That was a so called cold day in hell.

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