a watched pot never boils
A reminder that things happen in their own time, thus fretting is futile.
Mother reminded Timmy that, "a watched pot never boils," while he anxiously stared at the rotary Friday night.
To travel a large distance away from home. Used to describe people at war, or out hunting.
Both of our lads are afield at war.
all dolled up
To be appropriately dressed in such a way that you're ready for the evening ahead of you. Typically to be glamorous.
Missy was all dolled up for the evening with her blouse and brooch, while Theodore had only his every-day slacks at hand.
as the crow flies
The shortest distance between two points.
The building we can see off in the distance probably isn't as far away as the crow flies.
beat a dead horse
When a topic of conversation is talked about endlessly without any new contribution to the subject at hand.
Now, Jim, I don't want to beat a dead horse, however, let's talk about what to do with the broken ice box.
A way of declaring that something or someone is superb, excellent, or in other words the cat's meow
Goodness, the boy I sit next to in homeroom is the bee's knees.
The act of being whipped with a belt from a pair of slacks
Johnny wont be in class today as he got a C on his report card and his old-man belted him.
bet my bottom dollar
An expression stating something you would absolutely do, or not do at all, depending on its context.
I wouldn't bet my bottom dollar with her being home on time. At least not with that lad around.
bet the farm on it
The unadvised act of putting all your assets into one idea, concept, or goal for something you cannot afford to loose.
I wouldn't bet the farm on it the customer will purchase your products from that dime store.
An accessory which hold your money. A wallet.
Let me check my billfold for my money and license.
A stupid person.
Jimmy was born a blockhead and always will be one.
Intensely unattractive female under garments.
She was sure to wear a fresh pair of bloomers in case she was in an accident.
A woman's shirt.
The girl made sure not to spill on her blouse before Sunday brunch with the new suitor.
Short for bowel movement
I haven't had a good BM for days.
Bob's your uncle
A way of exclaiming "and there you have it."
If in need of a calming beverage, boil hot water, add a slice of lemon, and Bob's your uncle.