Texan Sayings Y'all

Things people sometimes say in The Lone Star State

…that’d be like puhsing rope

Meaning: Doing it the hard way - or not being conducted in the intended manner.

…like a horse to the barn

Meaning: A strong push at the end of a project

He is “all hat and no cattle”

Meaning: He is about the looks, and not actually a cowboy

This ain’t my first rodeo.

Meaning: “I have been around the block a time or two”

“I wouldn’t trust him "any farther than I could throw him.”

Meaning: “I wouldn’t trust him.”

Example: “My boss drives a Mini Cooper, therefore I wouldn’t trust him any farther than I could throw him.“

She’s got tongue enough for ten rows of teeth. --Texans

Now we’re cooking with grease.

Meaning: Things are good now

Hotter than honeymoon hotel.

Meaning: Its above 102 outside

They’re hitched but they ain’t churched.

Meaning: They aren’t much for Scrupples. Not a fan of being an upright citizen.

Big as all hell and half of Texas.

Meaning: That thang is huge.

Meaner than a skilletful of rattlesnakes.

Meaning: Brooding vipers have nothing on rattlesnakes

Sharp as a mashed potato.

Meaning: Aka: pretty dumb. (mashed potatoes are not very sharp)

The porch light’s on but no one’s home.

Meaning: Not very smart.