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Famous…And Not So Famous Words To Live By

We say them…..and simply hear them on a daily basis…..you guessed it…..famous and not so famous phrases. It’s funny….because there are so many phrases that come out of my mouth these days that sound exactly like my mother! Let’s see if you can relate.

Mom’s Are Always Right

  1. You are going to regret that in the morning. (She was usually right!)
  2. Just one more bite. (Never listened to that one either!)
  3. Because I said so.
  4. Go ask your daddy.
  5. You’ll always be my baby girl.
  6. Make a long story short. (That never happened!)
  7. Live and learn.
  8. You’re just like your mother. (What an honor!)
  9. You’re always in my prayers.
  10. My kids always come first. (I still live by this one)
  11. Leave your brother alone.
  12. Don’t be late.
  13. Never in a million years.
  14. Take care of each other.
  15. Because your mother knows everything.
  16. I have eyes in the back of my head!
  17. Don’t believe everything that you hear.
  18. My little chickadees.
  19. Clean your room!
  20. I’m always here for you. (She still is to this day)
  21. Don’t judge a book by its cover.
  22. I’m so proud of you.
  23. Always take one day at a time.
  24. You kids never listen.
  25. Be the best that you can be.
  26. Don’t Believe everything that you hear.
  27. Be nice!
  28. Only time will tell.
  29. You’re so much better than that.
  30. I love all of my kids the same.
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Famous Phrases

  1. You hit the nail on the head.
  2. Famous last words.
  3. A blessing in disguise
  4. Break a Leg
  5. It ain’t over until the fat lady sings.
  6. Ignorance is bliss.
  7. It is…..what it is.
  8. It takes one to know one.
  9. Whatever floats your boat.
  10. It’s a piece of cake.
  11. Let the cat out of the bag.
  12. Live and learn.
  13. It’s raining cats and dogs.
  14. Ignorance is bliss.
  15. Are you out of your mind?
  16. Whatever.
  17. Oh, no you didn’t
  18. Once in a blue moon.
  19. I’ll take a rain check.
  20. Slow and steady wins the race.
  21. Spill the beans.
  22. The whole nine yards.
  23. You can’t have your cake and eat it too.
  24. Save it for a rainy day.
  25. Throw caution to the wind.
  26. Take the money and run.
  27. Do you have to ask?
  28. Not, No…but…hell no!
  29. It wasn’t me!
  30. Really?

Famous TV Last Word.

  1. Frankly my dear…..I don’t give a damn.
  2. What’s up doc?
  3. Don’t squeeze the Charmin.
  4. Where’s the Beef?
  5. BR549
  6. Won’t you be my neighbor?
  7. There’s no place like home.
  8. Nanoo…..nanoo.
  9. Don’t hate me, because I’m beautiful.
  10. ALVIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  11. Hi-Yo…Silver…….Away!
  12. I pity the fool!!
  13. Kiss my grits!
  14. No soup for you!!
  15. Remember to have your pet spade or neutered.
  16. Survey says!!
  17. If we build it….they will come.
  18. To the Bat Cave!
  19. They’re grrrrrrrrrreat!
  20. Who was that masked man?
  21. Turn out the lights…..the party’s over.
  22. It takes two to tango.
  23. You have entered the Twilight Zone.
  24. Toto……..we’re not in Kansas anymore.
  25. Gawwwwwwly!
  26. Here’s looking at you kid.
  27. In a galaxy….far….far away.
  28. Go ahead…..make my day.
  29. There’s no crying in baseball.
  30. Love means….never having to say you’re sorry.

Can you relate to any of these phrases? You know there are so many more……more that I can even recall. Do you have a favorite or two that you’d like to share? I would love for you to drop your favorite in the comments.

Until next time……”That’s All Folks!”



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  1. I think I’ve said at least half to 2/3rds of these. I had a good chuckle.

    1. Thanks, Jill! 🙂

  2. I’m pretty sure I have said everyone of the mom ones! Two phrases I say all the time “Sorry about your luck” and “suck it up buttercup.”

    1. Love it! Thanks for sharing your phrases, Tiffany! 🙂

      1. I have a book at home that gives the history of where a lot of sayings came from, the history behind them. Was really interesting. In the military we have a lot of our own terminology, very easy to pick up on veterans haha. I always shudder if I start to sound like my mother (long story) but have definitely used some that you listed.

        1. Oh, I bet your book it great! I always catch myself sounding like my mother!! Ha!

  3. I say so many of these! Glad to know I’m not alone.

    1. You’re in good company, Ashley!!

  4. Brenda, I remember so many of these! Let the cat out of the bag, break a leg…and I could add your whole list!! Funny, how these change with each new generation, and we have no idea what they are talking about. Thank you for taking us down memory lane.

    1. You’re welcome, Denise…thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂

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