Posted by Lotg on January 14, 2004
In Reply to: Up to my ass in alligators posted by WordCrafter on January 13, 2004
: There's a US expression that goes something like this:
: "When you're up to your ass in alligators, there's no time to remember you're there to drain the swamp". Do other parts of the world have a similar expression -- with maybe a different animal?
Oooooh yes. Aussies have many such delicate expressions. Emus and crabs spring to mind but the descriptions are less than pleasant, and not necessarily for publication. Ah yes, and an old favourite is the ol' up to your ass in horse sh*t. Or of course, other varieties of sh*t.
My partner has suggested another variation, but a slightly different theme, eg. it's difficult to soar with eagles when you're working with turkeys.
And then there's the ever tantalising, I'm so hungry, I could eat the a*se out of a low flying duck.
Oooooh yes, we can be very eloquent here when required - he he.