A bird in the hand is okay, I suppose – but why don’t you just kill the other two birds with one stone?
At the eleventh hour, the submerged tenth were dressed up to the nines, well on their way to being one over the eight – in seventh heaven, no less. But suddenly they were hit for six by the fifth column, while the fourth estate gave them the third degree. No doubt, they came off second best, sent back to square one: their number up.
The only way of dealing with a bull in a china shop is to take him by the horns. I wouldn’t recommend hitting the bull’s eye, though. That’ll just make him angry.
Did the wolf in sheep’s clothing look sheepish? I suppose he looked pretty woolly-headed as well.
A taste of your own medicine is always a bitter pill to swallow.
You’ve got time on your hands so take it. Serve it. Play for it. Pass it. Bide it if you must – it’s on your side, after all. Have the time of your life.
But beware. Keep a close eye on the time because, before you know it, time is out of mind, it’s running out – it flies, even! Suddenly you’ll have to march just to keep up with the times. If you possibly can, stay ahead of time because, if you lose it, first you’ll be living on borrowed time – and then you’ll be dead on time.
Did the man who cracked a nut with a sledgehammer also blame his tools?
Crippling taxes are a lame excuse.
I bet the Trojans wish they’d looked a gift horse in the mouth.
Was it putting the horse before the cart that upset that applecart?
What should I do if the apple of my eye is the bad apple that spoiled the barrel?
Does the cat that got the cream also have nine lives? Or are his cholesterol levels too high?
Is it easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if its back has already been broken by the straw? And is this the same needle that was found in a haystack? Is this also where all that back-breaking straw came from?