Posted by Silver Surfer on October 16, 2002
In Reply to: "All the depth of a saltine cracker" posted by Word Camel on October 15, 2002
: : There is a sarcastic expression, now a bit dated, used like this: "his analysis had all the depth of a saltine cracker". This is a U.S. expression. I wonder what similar phrases have developed in other parts of the English speaking world, and also what more recent ones may have developed in America. Thanks! - Patty
: I'm not sure this counts, but when Denis Healey, was Chancellor of the Exchequer, Geoffrey Howe, a Tory attacked his budget proposals in parliament. Healey said it was "rather like being savaged by a dead sheep." I always rather liked that one.
Howe got his own back on Healey by saying a beating from Denis was like "being cherished by a dead savage."