Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Phrase of the Day 189: 'talk the hind legs off a donkey''

"he can talk the hind legs off a donkey!"

definition: A person who is excessively or extremely talkative can talk the hind legs off a donkey

origin: During the history of this expression numerous other animals have featured in it: a horse, a dog, a cow and a bird (which of course has no hind legs). It was originally an expression of admiration for a person's powers of successful persuasion - a suggestion that one could bring about the impossible by talking. Nowadays, though said of a person admiringly, it is more usually a complaint.


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Nathalie Uy said...

When you want to succeed as much as you want to breathe, thats when you will be successful.