Irish English Idioms

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Couldn't hit a cows arse with a banjo
If someone is particularly innacurate, especially in sports like football, they couldn't hit a cow's arse with a banjo.(A banjo here is a type of spade, not the musical instrument.)
Even the dogs in the street know
This idiom is used frequently in Ireland, and means something is so obvious that even the dogs in the street know it.
Given the day that's in it
This idiom is used when something is obvious because of the day that it occurs: traffic, for example would be busy around a football stadium on game day, given the day that's in it. On any other day the traffic would be unexplainable, but because its game day its obvious why there is traffic.
Make a hames of something
If you make a hames of something, you mess it up. 
Wee buns
If a task was wee buns, it means it was very easy. It is similar to "piece of cake"

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