My collection of Phrases & quotes

Following are the phrases and quotes i have collected over the years from the Novels I read and movies I watched. Many may sound like cliques, for that I beg your pardon

Competition brings out the best in all of us.
May the best man win.
Spare me the jokes.
Isn’t everyone entitled to an impartial judgment
Stirring a muddy pool
Injured silence
Run errands
Even prisoners on death eat turkey on the thanksgiving
What’s an age? a sign that i’ve been here before you?
Doing nothing will wear you out
You are young once
‘I like woman with past and a man with future’ – Oscar Wilde
‘The day’s when women’s sole aim in life is to secure a husband are long gone’ – Penny Jordan
When in Rome do as the Romans do
A simple Yes or NO will suffice
Keeping head over water
stay loose
if you don’t like the heat, get out of the kitchen
mend fences
Pigs will fly
it’s better to be called Mr. Late than late Mr.
What’s death? When could they remove the organs of a man deceased to use them as replacements
for defective parts of man diseased?
Husband/wife material
Even Mona Lisa’s smile would get on your nerves
Marriage: the truimph of hope over experience
Lost cool
Sugar coat
Holier than thou
Ratio of cow to bull
Play god
there’s more to life than having men around all the time
i didn’t mean to pry
he thinks in Black & White but me in a shade of Gray
chalk and cheese
Taking toll
then we are even
hush-hush business
monday morning feeling
two advisers: Sally success & Fred failure
Millions saw the APPLE fall but Newton was the one who asked why
the grass is always greener on the other side
If he can – i can
the sixth sense
see the oak tree not a corn
i don’t think Noah has copyrighted his name yet. He’s probably tried though
overlooking facts
Food for thought
Round of applause
History repeats itself
crying over spilt milk
Putting cart before the horse
take the bull by the horns
Leave no stone unturned
pull yourself together
Put words in one’s mouth
time of one’s life
stubborn as a mule
strong as an ox
aching void
acknowledge defeat
goes without saying
spill the beans
where angels fear to tread
cocooned life
i-told-you-so looks
ignorance is bliss
as we speak
mood swing
beggars cannot be choosers
old habits die hard
devil-may-care attitude
one thing lead to another
buy it
Not in so many words
who am i trying to fool
a leopard doesnot change his spot
a son can’t be a man until his father dies
spare the rod and spoil the child
victorain attitude
much water has passed under the bridge
where ambition runs thicker than blood, where relations change every friday
reel romance turning real
wallow in self-pity
inner voice/divine mind/intuition
amen to that
love is a game of power, manipulation of emotions
a piece of stock has no future; you have to know when to cut losses and when to sell
green signal – permission/approval
survival of the fittest
barricading the heart against hurt
it rains on the just and unjust
cloud nine
picture of health
news to send champagne cork flying
commitment phobe
social niceties
playing hard-to-get
breathing down my neck
even god rested on seventh day
jokes apart
revenge is a meal best served cold
every Tom, Dick and Harry
‘However’ is a fancy ‘But’
‘enough is enough’ looks
a moment on the lips, forever on the hips
rats deserting a sinking ship
well behaved women rarely make history
Politically right/ technically right
genteel poverty
sex: do not condemn it; condom it
in cash or kind
Blessing in disguise
wishful thinking
Miss High and Mighty
caught off-gaurd
the ball is in your court
too good to be true
in business, one man’s loss is another man’s gain
when dinosaurs roamed the earth
plauged mankind for centuries
affairs around the globe
cat that ate the cream
oldest trick in the book
there are good fish in the sea as they came out
stand behind, stand firm
women: can’t live without them, can’t live with them
you can’t hurt me. you don’t matter enough to hurt me
Novelty: bejewelled, breathing fossils of feudalism
His jaw quivers and his saliva runs
don’t put all your eggs in one basket
which way the wind is going to blow
i’ll reason with him
if you played your cards right
Proper channel
Parts & parcel
Long Face
illicit activity
Pea green with envy
Your secret is safe with me. i’ll take it to my grave
the battle maybe lost but the war is far from over
the pot’s calling the kettle black


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  1. Hey the busiest girl in the world got some time to write a blog…
    you don't have few mins for your friends too.. carry on let me see when you will become like “Bill Gates” being busy

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