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vicki graybosch

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British phrase needed
Posted: Jan 16, 2013 4:47 PM
 
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Hillary once said of Bill, "He's a hard dog to keep on the porch". What is the British equivilent?

Edited by: vicki graybosch on Jan 16, 2013 4:51 PM
2davidvandyke

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Posted: Jan 16, 2013 6:23 PM   in response to: vicki graybosch in response to: vicki graybosch
 
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That would be "Equivalent" in British English.

And I have to say it...if someone calls her husband a dog, what does that make her?
punchygonzales

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Posted: Jan 16, 2013 8:38 PM   in response to: vicki graybosch in response to: vicki graybosch
 
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What is the British equivilent?

I dunno, but you can bet someone on Downtown Abbey has said it.
Peter Addison

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Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:28 PM   in response to: vicki graybosch in response to: vicki graybosch
 
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"Need to knacker him, and glue his arse to the step"
Marc Bladen

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Posted: Jan 17, 2013 2:34 AM   in response to: vicki graybosch in response to: vicki graybosch
 
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Hi Vicki

Your question: Hillary once said of Bill, "He's a hard dog to keep on the porch". What is the British equivilent?

My answer: First of all, most British houses DO NOT have porches ;-) Dogs (and I am assuming Bill is a dog?) are usually kept in gardens in the UK. Having said that, you could use balcony I suppose....

Hope that helps a little

Ceri ;-)
mpjones661

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Posted: Jan 17, 2013 5:43 AM   in response to: Marc Bladen in response to: Marc Bladen
 
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I think you're being too literal - she is not looking for a word for word translation, she is looking for an equivalent British phrase that means roughly the same thing. I will have to give it some thought, nothing comes to mind right now.
Marc Bladen

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Posted: Jan 17, 2013 6:03 AM   in response to: vicki graybosch in response to: vicki graybosch
 
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Funny - yes I was!!! lol

Never heard of the phrase...

Oh, just Goggled - 'Can't keep it in his pants' comes to mind!!!

Edited by: Marc Bladen on Jan 17, 2013 6:05 AM
mpjones661

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Posted: Jan 17, 2013 7:11 AM   in response to: Marc Bladen in response to: Marc Bladen
 
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Yes that's a good one actually!
sargeking

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Posted: Jan 17, 2013 7:24 AM   in response to: vicki graybosch in response to: vicki graybosch
 
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"Someone left the backdoor open and the wrong mongrel came home". Courtesy of the Chinawhite in Soho. You're welcome.
sargeking

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Posted: Jan 17, 2013 12:34 PM   in response to: vicki graybosch in response to: vicki graybosch
 
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Graybosch? Is that Belgian with with an English riding whip?
mark mctighe

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Re: British phrase needed
Posted: Jan 17, 2013 12:38 PM   in response to: vicki graybosch in response to: vicki graybosch
 
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You can't keep a good man down..................
paul105432

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Posted: Jan 17, 2013 12:40 PM   in response to: vicki graybosch in response to: vicki graybosch
 
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He's like a dog with two dicks.
sargeking

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Posted: Jan 17, 2013 12:45 PM   in response to: paul105432 in response to: paul105432
 
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Are those the swinging kind or the stand at attention ones?
camellifolia

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Re: British phrase needed
Posted: Jan 17, 2013 12:48 PM   in response to: vicki graybosch in response to: vicki graybosch
 
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I'm not British so this is just a joke:

"His name is Bond, James Bond."

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Posted: Jan 17, 2013 12:49 PM   in response to: camellifolia in response to: camellifolia
 
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"Shaken but not stirred".
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