a few more c.p. choices

1. he cut me some slack ( c. 1968-72 )

2. he couldn’t hit the side of a barn !  (c. 1920 )derringer john wilkes booth

3. he’d drink the stuff if he had to strain it through a shitty cloth !   ( Canadian c. 1920 ) means that he’s a hopeless drunkard .

4.  here’s yer hat , what’s yer hurry ?  (c. 1920)

5.  I have to see a man about a dog ( British and US , late C 19 ) means ‘I must leave you now ‘ or a casual remark that one has to go to the lavatory , or , it also meant ‘I must go out and buy some liquor’ .clothesline 005

6. I resemble that remark ( since 1920s ) a waggish c.p. retort to any jocular insult .

7. I never remember a name , but I always forget a face ( Australian , since the late 1940s ).cartoon man

8. I see , said the blind man ( US c. 1930 ) means ‘I understand’ .

9.  I’ll tell it to nobody but friends and strangers ( London C. 18 ).

10.  it figures !  ( US since 1940s )  that makes good sense , or , in other contexts is equivalent to ‘Well , what would you expect ?’ .

BONUS .  It’s a lulu  ( US since 1890s ) It’s a beauty , a humdinger.

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