Clichés Are Old Potatoes

Clichés: Coin Your Own Phrase


Call a spade a spade
Call it a day
Call off the dogs
Call someone on the carpet
Call the shots
Can it!
Can of worms
Can’t hold a candle to
Can’t judge a book by its cover
Can’t say enough about him
Can’t squeeze blood out of a turnip
Can’t teach an old dog new tricks
Cash cow
Cash in your chips
Cash is king
Cat got your tongue?
Cat nap
Catch my drift?
Catch forty winks
Catch on
Catching some ZZZ’s
Cat’s meow
Cat’s whiskers
Caught me off guard
Caught with his pants down
Caught with your hand in the cookie jar
Change your tune
Changes hands
Chatty Cathy
Cheap date
Cheap shot
Cheap trick
Chew the fat
Childs play
Chill out
Chip off the old block
Chip on your shoulder
Chomping at the bit
Clean bill of health
Clean sweep
Clean your clock
Clear as a bell
Clear as mud
Clear the air
Climbing the walls
Clock is ticking
Close call
Clue me in
Coast to coast
Cock and bull story
Coin a phrase
Cold as a witch’s tit
Cold as cucumber
Cold as ice
Cold feet
Cold shoulder
Come again?
Come hell or high water
Come in under the wire
Come out of the closet
Coming down in buckets
Compare apple and oranges
Compare apples to apples
Complete picture
Cookie cutter
Cool as a cucumber
Cool your jets
Couldn’t fight his way out of a paper bag
Crack down
Crack the code
Crack the nut
Crack the whip
Cracking up
Crap shoot
Crazy as a loon
Crazy like a fox
Cream of the crop
Crocodile tears
Cross the line
Cry me a river
Cry over spilled milk
Cry uncle
Cry wolf
Curb your enthusiasm
Curiosity killed the cat
Cut and dry

C Cont’d.

Cut corners
Cut it out
Cut off your nose to spite your face
Cut the cheese
Cut the mustard
Cut to the chase
Cut your losses
Cut your teeth
Cute as a buttons
Cuts like a knife
Cuts to the core
Cuts to the quick


Damned if you do and damned if you don’t
Dances to the beat of a different drummer
Dangle a carrot in front of him
Dark horse
David versus Goliath
Day late and a dollar short
Dead as a doornail
Dead ringer
Deal with it
Dealt a fatal blow
Deep do do
Deer in headlights
Diamond in the rough
Dig for gold
Dig yourself into a hole
Dip your toe in the water
Dirt cheap
Do a one-eighty
Do or die
Do what it takes
Do you feel me?
Doesn’t have both oars in the water
Doesn’t have a prayer
Doesn’t stand a chance
Dog eat dog
Dog’s life
Doing time
Don’t bite the hand that feeds you
Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched
Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do
Don’t get your knickers in a knot
Don’t go there
Don’t have two nickels to rub together
Don’t hold your breath
Don’t know him from Adam
Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth
Don’t look back
Don’t rock the boat
Don’t shoot me, I’m just the messenger
Don’t sweat it
Don’t take any wooden nickels
Don’t tempt fate
Dot the I’s and cross the T’s
Double whammy
Down and out
Down in the mouth
Down on your/his luck
Down the hatch
Draw a blank
Dream on
Dressed to kill
Dressed to the nines
Drink the Kool-Aid
Drive me to drink
Drive me/you up a tree
Drive me/you up a wall
Driving me crazy
Drop a dime
Drop in the bucket
Drop me a line
Dropping like flies
Drown your sorrows
Drunk as a skunk
Dry as a bone
Dutch treat

Written by The UnNovelist
The Unnovelist