|solid as the Rock of Gibraltar
||(See as solid as the Rock of Gibraltar)
||beautiful chick, great woman
||Gloria is some chick! Will you introduce me to her?
|something borrowed, something blue
||two of the things required for a happy wedding and successful marriage
||The bride borrowed a blue garter, so she has something borrowed, something blue!
|something is haywire
||something is wrong or broken, go haywire
||Something is haywire with my back. I can't move.
|something is rotten...
||(See there's something rotten in the state of Denmark)
||something is wrong, something is not ethical, fishy,
there's something rotten in the state of Denmark
||Something smells about this case. Why would the police
blow up an oil well?
||the brain broke, the mind failed
||Something snapped when he was in the war. Now he can't speak.
|sometimes life is a bucket of shit and the handle is inside [B]
||sometimes life is very unpleasant, life is not all guns and roses
||The junk dealer had a poster on the wall of his shack: Sometimes life is a bucket of shit, and the handle's inside!
|song and dance
||typical answer, old routine, cliché
||"I was late because I had a flat tire." "Don't give me that old
song and dance!"
||choosing between your death and the death of your child
||He was facing a Sophie's choice: Lose his son or lose his own life.