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Familiar Sayings of Old Time Texans
SAYINGS CONCERNING TIME
That happened when the old cow died.
As old as the hills.
I can do it in two shakes of a sheep's tail.
We'll have it done in three shakes of a dead sheep's tail.
I'll have it done before you can say "Jack Robinson" (before you can
That will hold till hell freezes over; or, till hell freezes over and a
little while on the ice.
Not till doomsday.
Since the year one.
Since Christ was a child.
Since Heck was a pup.
Since kingdom come.
What happened next? Why, I went over the hill to hunt the turkeys
Say nothing and saw wood.
You can't get blood out of a turnip.
Never cross the bridge till you get to it.
Don't count your chickens before they hatch.
Make hay while the sun shines.
Don't cry over spilt milk.
Feed a cold and (you will have to) starve a fever.
Belly full, heart easy.
You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink.
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Texas Folklore Society. Rainbow in the Morning, book, 1975; Dallas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc67654/m1/95/: accessed February 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Press.