Texan talk

    Saying: The engine's runnin' but ain't nobody driving.

    Translation: Not overly-intelligent.

    Saying: Tighter than bark on a tree.

    Translation: Not very generous.

    Saying: Big hat, no cattle.

    Translation: All talk and no action.

    Saying: We've howdied but we ain't shook yet.

    Translation: We've made a brief acquaintance, but not been formally introduced.

    Saying: He thinks the sun come up just to hear him crow.

    Translation: He has a pretty high opinion of himself.

    Saying: As welcome as a skunk at a lawn party.

    Translation: (self-explanatory).

    Saying: S/He's got tongue enough for 10 rows of teeth.

    Translation: Talks a lot.

    Saying: It's so dry the trees are bribin' the dogs.

    Translation: We really could use a little rain around here

    Saying: Just because a chicken has wings don't mean it can fly.

    Translation: Appearances can be deceptive.

    Saying: This ain't my first rodeo.

    Translation: I've been around awhile.

    Saying: He looks like the dog's been keepin' him under the porch.

    Translation: Not the most handsome of men.

    Saying: They ate supper before they said grace.

    Translation: Living in sin.

    Saying: As full of wind as a corn-eating horse.

    Translation: Rather prone to boasting.

    Saying: You can put your boots in the oven, but that don't make 'em biscuits.

    Translation: You can say whatever you want about something, but that doesn't change what it is.

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