Scottish Proverbs


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Ye're come o bluid, an sae's a puddin.

Ye're like laird Moodie's greyhoonds-unco hungry like aboot the pootch lids.

Ye're Davy-dae-little an guid for naething.

Ye're fear'd for the day ye never saw.

Ye're fit for coorse kintra wark-ye're raither strang than handsome.

Ye're good enough but ye're no braw enough.

Ye're guid tae be sent for sorrow.

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 ane o snaw-baa's bairn time.

Ye're busy tae claer yersel when naebody files ye.

Ye're ane o the tender Gordons-ye daurna be hanged for gaa in yer neck.

Ye're as braw as Bink's wife,-like the sun on shairney watter.

Ye're as daft as ye're days auld.

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.

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