Obsolete Phrases

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Originally Posted by Duffyjr
Should start a thread about phrases we'd like to see obsolete. I'm so tired of hearing people say "24/7".
or "did a 360 degree u turn"
 
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Fill it up with "Ethyl". (term for high octane gas with tetra-ethyl lead). Put your lunch in the "Ice box". (Before electric refrigerators, people used ice boxes).
 
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Grandma called aluminum foil....silver paper. Mom's reaction to certain pricing....higher than a cat's back. She also said....good stores have good sales. other Grandma's advice when someone bemoaned mistakes/missed opportunities in the past....turn around and face front. Heavens, I just realized these aren't all obsolete expressions. Some are. Hot off the press.....from the news wire....maybe it'll be in the afternoon mail delivery....can I use your Dictaphone?
 
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"Here come the judge." "The devil made me do it." "That's the bee's knee." "Have you balanced your checkbook?"
 
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