Scottish Proverbs


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Ye're guid tae fetch the deil a priest.

Ye're leukin ower the nest, like the young craws.

Ye're like a bad liver-the last day there's aye maist tae dae wi ye.

Ye're like a hen on a het girdle.

Ye're like a ill shillin-ye'll come back again.

Ye're like a Lauderdale bawbee, as bad as bad can be.

Ye're like a rotten nit-no worth crackin for the kernel.

Ye're but young cocks-yer craw's roupy.

Ye're like a singed cat-better than ye're bonny.

Ye're buttoned up the back like Achmahoy's dug.

Ye're like a sou-ye'll naither lead nor drive.

Ye're cawkin the claith or the wab be in the loom.

Ye're like Brackley's tup-ye follow the lave.

Ye're as fou o maggots as the bride o Preston, that stoppit hauf wey as she gaed tae the kirk.

Ye're a man amang geese when the gander's awa.

Ye're as fou o mischief as a egg's fou o maet.

Ye're a queer fish no tae hae fins.

Ye're as lang tuinin yer pipes as anither wad play a spring.

Ye're a sweet nut if you were well cracked.

Ye're as mim as a Mey puddock.

Ye're a weedaefu gin hangin time.

Ye're as smaa as the twitter o a twined rash.

Ye're aa blawin like a burstin haggis.

Ye're as souple sark alane as some are mither naked.

Ye're aa grease, but I'm only grushie.

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