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    Re: What are some of your favorite or most-used idioms?

    How about:

    deader than a door knob.

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    Re: What are some of your favorite or most-used idioms?

    I've never heard that in BrE though we use "dead as a doorknob".
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    Re: What are some of your favorite or most-used idioms?

    One of my favorites:

    "Elvis has left the building!" (The show has come to an end. It's all over.)

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    Re: What are some of your favorite or most-used idioms?

    "He puts himself on a pedestal" is one that came to mind recently.

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    Re: What are some of your favorite or most-used idioms?

    "Speak of the devil!" (Used when the person you have just been talking about arrives.)

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    Re: What are some of your favorite or most-used idioms?

    "Hit the nail on the head" is a good one.

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    Re: What are some of your favorite or most-used idioms?

    "Don't give up your day job!" (You are not very good at something. You could definitely not do it professionally.)

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    Re: What are some of your favorite or most-used idioms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amigos4 View Post
    "Speak of the devil!" (Used when the person you have just been talking about arrives.)
    In BrE, that's "Talk of the devil!"
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    Re: What are some of your favorite or most-used idioms?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I've never heard that in BrE though we use "dead as a doorknob".
    I only know "Deaf as a doorknob/doornail".
    http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/...+as+a+doorknob

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    Re: What are some of your favorite or most-used idioms?

    "Deaf as a post" in BrE!
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