How many sayings do you know with nautical origin?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dub and Dubber, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. For a kick off:

    At a loose end

    Swinging the lead

    Three sheets to the wind

    Cold enough to freeze the 34775 off a brass monkey

    Lose your rag

    Change tack

    Sleep tight ...

    Any more out there?
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  2. hang loose
    did your toe in they l disappear up your jacksy
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  3. Wash that boy and bring him to my cabin...
  4. bring my bag of sweets
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  5. What does the hang loose one come from do you know?
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  6. Take it easy at the scaffold ...if you are tense it will take longer to kill you ...relax and your neck snaps quicker .
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  7. I don't like the cut of your jib @Dub and Dubber

    by the way is the sun over the yard arm yet :burp:
  8. Scraping the bottom of the barrel with this thread
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  9. It’s bad luck to whistle in a theatre :)
  10. irish one chill out where not going to sink . whats this ship called again titanic
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  11. what shakes at the bottom of the sea

    a nervous wreck
  12. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Mod

    It's your turn in the barrel.
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  13. Run up the spanker, Master Bates!
  14. Is it? I’ll avoid doing it in the future...
  15. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Mod

    And never refer to The Scottish Play as Macbeth.

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  16. "I'll see you hang from the highest yardarm in the fleet Mr Christian"!
    They say it all the time in Greggs. Have a listen out next time you're in for a cheese and onion pastie .....
  17. I’ve often heard “Tie that man to the capstan and give him twenty lashes!” In John Lewis, normally in Soft Furnishings.
  18. You all forgot,Too many ships spoil the broth
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  19. No no no snotts that was when you was visiting madam Zazas massage parlour in town, go and have a coffee and a fag you haven’t woken up yet:thumbsup:
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  20. rum bum and bacci
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