Some of you will have heard of the expressions, “sound as a pound” and “pound as a trout.”
Those of you who haven’t, now have, and after you’ve finished reading this sentence you’ll know that they mean things are going well.
The woman I was almost stupid enough to marry used to say, “job as a fish” when things were going swimmingly. It’s a shame she didn’t have a catchphrase for when things weren’t going well at all. Instead of uttering a catchphrase to express her annoyance at me, she would simply throw the nearest object to hand at me, irrespective of whether it was light, heavy or had sharp edges.
So, phrases can be useful.
Here at Just Language we like to learn things from all over the world, so feel free to tell us, and other readers, your expressions for when things are going well/not so well.
We look forward to your colourful contributions.