Welcome to Cliche Thursday, where each week we deconstruct 5 expressions that we’ve all become a little too familiar with and ask you for some of your own least favorites.
Today’s an all face-related batch of expressions for your sensory pleasure.
Here we go…
“I need that like I need a hole in my head”
In other words, I actually do need that pretty badly. After all, I need 7 holes in my head for my eyes, ears, nostrils, and mouth. Without them I’d probably die, or at least be miserable.
“He’s long in the Tooth”
Wait, how long has he been in the tooth? I’ve lost count at this point, but what a nightmare. When Neil was magically shrunken to the size of a Tic-Tac I thought he had seen the worst of it. But then his nemesis had him placed into a fake incisor in his mouth, where’s Neil’s been trapped ever since. All the bad breath he’s experienced. All the biting, the burping, the grinding, the vomit, and that disgusting habit he has of chewing wheat thins into a mushy paste and then putting two new wheat things into his mouth to make a mushy paste sandwich. That is a long time to be in the tooth.
“I’m all ears”
And I’m the most disgusting human being on the face of the earth because my entire body is made out of ears. I know I’m ghastly, but must you scream so loudly? I have very sensitive hearing.
“I made it by the skin of my teeth”
No, seriously I just barely made it, and look, i barely have skin on my teeth, so the expression works. What? Why do I have a small amount of skin on my teeth? Oh, because I’m a cannibal. I eat skin. And meat. Please excuse my lack of manners, I would have flossed but I was running late.
“We’re seeing eye to eye”
And while it’s nice to be in agreement with you, the view sucks. Your iris is starting to freak me out. And every time you blink it tickles my retina in a way that makes me want to throw myself into a bonfire. Do you agree with me on that too?