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"Sixpence short of a shilling"

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Rambling Report 6 Nov 2019 19:27

Son was asking whether there are more variations on this theme, and I could only think of "a sandwich short of a picnic", are there any regional variations that you grew up with?


LaGooner Report 6 Nov 2019 19:28

The lights are on but nobody's home :-D :-D


Rambling Report 6 Nov 2019 19:30

That's frequently the case with me LaGooner :-D


LaGooner Report 6 Nov 2019 19:32

It's me all the time :-D :-D :-D :-D


'Emma' Report 6 Nov 2019 19:43

Two slices short of a loaf.

Not the full quid.

If he had a brain cell he would be dangerous.

Not playing with the full deck.


Rambling Report 6 Nov 2019 19:46

Emma, I have used " If he had a brain he would be dangerous" :-)


'Emma' Report 6 Nov 2019 19:48

I use that one a lot Rose :-D

Some are very Scottish but not to be mentioned on here
and only by men :-0


Island Report 6 Nov 2019 19:48

If his/her brain was made of cloth there wouldn't be enough to make a pair of spats for a budgie


SheilaWestWilts Report 6 Nov 2019 19:54

Mum always said 'Three ha'pence short of a shilling'.

Two bricks short of a load.


MargaretM Report 6 Nov 2019 20:43

"Not the sharpest knife in the drawer"


Phyll Report 6 Nov 2019 20:47

Not quite the ticket


Allan Report 6 Nov 2019 20:51

Australian ones:

A snag (sausage) short of a barbie

A sheep short of a paddock

Not quite the same but I do like this one: If brains were elastic he wouldn't have enough for a frog's jockstrap


Sharron Report 6 Nov 2019 20:52

He wants to sell his ****s and buy some brains.


SylviaInCanada Report 6 Nov 2019 20:53

My dad's favourite was

As thick as a cocoa room cup

referencing the cups/mugs that used to be used in the tea/cocoa room on railway stations, for those who are too young to have ever seen those ;-)


Sharron Report 6 Nov 2019 21:14

Why was he born so beautiful?


ZZzzz Report 6 Nov 2019 21:36

Not the full shilling.


ZZzzz Report 6 Nov 2019 21:39

Hatches. Matches and dispatches. Meaning birth marriage and death.


Bobtanian Report 7 Nov 2019 00:25

"'E aint wired up right!!"


Dermot Report 7 Nov 2019 07:15

As welcome as a foreign coin in the church collection basket.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 7 Nov 2019 07:17

Mum would say a bit doo dally dip