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Posted By: redbone3

Obsolete Phrases - 06/03/19 05:49 PM

Put that in your pipe and smoke it!
Posted By: Chris Meutsch

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/03/19 05:51 PM

"I enjoy my Pontiac Aztec" said no one ever.
Posted By: FordBroncoVWJeta

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/03/19 05:58 PM

Gag me with a spoon!
Posted By: Dave9

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/03/19 06:00 PM

No Such Thing.

NOW GET OFF MY LAWN!! bop
Posted By: rollinpete

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/03/19 06:11 PM

Hit the road Jack.
Posted By: supton

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/03/19 06:14 PM

Let me look that up myself. That or "Let me figure it out on my own."

Drop a dime on someone. Be kind, please rewind.
Posted By: madRiver

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/03/19 06:28 PM

Rewind

out of steam
Posted By: rollinpete

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/03/19 06:38 PM

When I went to school,
I had to walk up hill both ways.
Posted By: NormanBuntz

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/03/19 06:39 PM

My wife's 1975 AMC Pacer was a great car.
Posted By: DBMaster

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/03/19 06:43 PM

The word "film" as a verb, as in, "We're filming a movie."
Posted By: ragtoplvr

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/03/19 07:14 PM

Originally Posted by Chris Meutsch
"I enjoy my Pontiac Aztec" said no one ever.

Actually I do know of one person who said that. He bought an almost 2 year old never titled one for way way less than sticker. Like over 10K off. Drove it for years. It was reliable, never hard to find in a parking lot and he said it looked just fine from the drivers seat looking out.

Rod
Posted By: CR94

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/03/19 07:19 PM

Don't get the cart before the horse!

You closed the barn door after the horses got out!

Building up steam ...

"Hot rod" with a "straight stick."
Posted By: Variant_S

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/03/19 07:35 PM

"drop a dime" on someone.
Posted By: Fifth87

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/03/19 07:43 PM

Get on the horn.
Posted By: KCJeep

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/03/19 07:46 PM

My kids tell me "hooking up" with somebody does not mean what it used to mean. So I had to delete it from my vocabulary.
Posted By: Inked

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/03/19 07:56 PM

Can you dig it?
Posted By: Bud

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/03/19 08:00 PM

What do you think, money grows on trees?

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.

Shoulda, woulda, coulda's are a dime a dozen.
Posted By: CourierDriver

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/03/19 08:04 PM

Please be kind, rewind...
Posted By: Vuflanovsky

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/03/19 08:09 PM

"Operator, I'd like to make a collect call".
Posted By: Yah-Tah-Hey

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/03/19 08:14 PM

"What can't be cured must be endured" "Owe no man" My mother had a lot of them. The Great Depression had a profound effect on her. She could always see the black cloud hiding behind the silver lining. . That is also true for me.
Posted By: dbias

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/03/19 08:25 PM

cant get a dial tone,
check the phone book,
stop and ask for directions,
check the map,
go to the library
all taken out by smartphones. I used to be able to remeber a lot of phone numbers, not anymore
Posted By: Duffyjr

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/03/19 08:36 PM

Keep on truckin.

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Posted By: KGMtech

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/03/19 08:40 PM

My left cornering light is burnt out.
Posted By: MolaKule

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/03/19 08:46 PM

Originally Posted by Inked
Can you dig it?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LklGNCi0DK4 grin2
Posted By: jek388

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/03/19 09:00 PM

Far out!
Posted By: wwillson

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/03/19 09:11 PM

Lock, stock, and barrel
Posted By: spasm3

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/03/19 09:13 PM

Flash in the pan
Posted By: WhizkidTN

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/03/19 09:33 PM

"Cool beans"

Some from my 89 year old mother: "Dead as a door nail" and "Other people's children".
Posted By: Brian553

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/03/19 09:34 PM

You can't swing a dead cat around here without hitting a [x]
Posted By: skyactiv

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/03/19 09:45 PM

Posted By: Donald

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/03/19 09:53 PM

Fill it up with high test.

We taped that TV show.

Read it in the newspaper.

Used a bit and brace to drill the hole.

3 speed transmission.

Dr Peabody and the WayBack machine.

Groovy.
Posted By: SirTanon

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/03/19 10:08 PM

"DITTO"
Posted By: AuthorEditor

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/03/19 10:12 PM

Don't forget the choke when it's cold.
Posted By: Slick17601

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/03/19 10:46 PM

As worthless as [censored] on a boar hog.
Posted By: walterjay

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/03/19 11:30 PM

Open the vent windows
Posted By: ffhdriver

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/04/19 12:03 AM

It's finished. Now days all you hear is " It's done".
Posted By: AuthorEditor

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/04/19 12:09 AM

Did you put the order in the milk box?
Posted By: gfh77665

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/04/19 12:20 AM

Fill ‘er up with Ethyl!
Posted By: Imp4

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/04/19 12:32 AM

Originally Posted by Inked
Can you dig it?

Posted By: CR94

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/04/19 01:04 AM

Originally Posted by WhizkidTN
... "Dead as a door nail" ...
Charles Dickens gets credit for that one.
Posted By: 4WD

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/04/19 02:04 AM

You guys sound like a broken record … wink
Posted By: AdRock

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/04/19 06:30 AM

Kiss My Grits
Posted By: Duffyjr

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/04/19 10:37 AM

Should start a thread about phrases we'd like to see obsolete. I'm so tired of hearing people say "24/7".
Posted By: AuthorEditor

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/04/19 10:44 AM

"One for the road."
Posted By: Donald

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/04/19 11:12 AM

My favorite was said by Master Sergeant Schultz

I see nothing, I hear nothing, I know nothing.
Posted By: Shannow

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/04/19 11:23 AM

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"
Posted By: aquariuscsm

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/04/19 11:58 AM

Originally Posted by MolaKule
Originally Posted by Inked
Can you dig it?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LklGNCi0DK4 grin2



grin2
Posted By: aquariuscsm

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/04/19 11:59 AM

"Like,gag me with a spoon!"
Posted By: Snagglefoot

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/04/19 12:19 PM

Get out of the city!
Posted By: Powerglide

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/04/19 12:35 PM

Arrive Alive on the vanity plate.

Or Arrive Stoned. A guy in high school has that on his van.
Posted By: RayCJ

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/04/19 09:24 PM


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).
Posted By: OTCW

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/05/19 12:17 AM

Hood ornament
Posted By: TheLawnRanger

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/05/19 01:58 AM

Do bands still get a record deal?
Posted By: aquariuscsm

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/05/19 04:04 AM

Hey,can you tape that song for me?
Posted By: Kira

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/05/19 11:45 AM

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?
Posted By: 555

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/05/19 01:55 PM

Check is in the mail.
I gave at the office.
I used my turn signal before turning....ahem.
Posted By: Yah-Tah-Hey

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/05/19 07:54 PM

"Obviously a major malfunction"
Posted By: JC1

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/05/19 09:02 PM

Unleaded gas.
Posted By: PimTac

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/05/19 09:47 PM



Get the lead out.
Posted By: ZeeOSix

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/05/19 10:37 PM

"Here come the judge."

"The devil made me do it."

"That's the bee's knee."

"Have you balanced your checkbook?"
Posted By: CR94

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/06/19 02:26 AM

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".
I agree. (Besides, that's an improper fraction.)

Other relatively new annoying over-used cliches have to include "tons of ___ " and of course "cardboard endcaps."
Posted By: CR94

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/06/19 02:30 AM

Originally Posted by Kira
Grandma called aluminum foil....silver paper. ...
My parents called it "tin foil" ---which is even more inaccurate than "tin can".
Posted By: 4WD

Re: Obsolete Phrases - 06/06/19 02:35 AM

Originally Posted by CR94
Originally Posted by Kira
Grandma called aluminum foil....silver paper. ...
My parents called it "tin foil" ---which is almost as inaccurate as "tin can".


Whatever you call it … get one of those big Kirkland/Reynolds rolls at Costco … pricey, but smooth rolling/cutting, strong, and lasts a looooong time …
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