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  • As busy as a one legged arse kicker
  • As quick as a flash
  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Bandy about
  • Bang on about ( meaning and origin of this phrase )
  • Be open with
  • Beat about the bush ( meaning and origin of this phrase )
  • Before you make up your mind, open it ( Irish Independent advertising slogan )
  • Born 1820 - Still going strong ( Johnny Walker Black Whiskey advertising slogan )
  • Boss about
  • Buckle your seat belts it's going to be a bumpy ride
  • Bugger about
  • Bum about
  • Busy bee
  • Busy busy
  • Busy old fool, unruly sun ( from a poem by John Donne )
  • Busy yourself
  • Cheeburger, cheeburger, cheeburger ( A catchphrase from Saturday Night Live )
  • Come Alive! You're in the Pepsi Generation ( Pepsi advertising slogan )
  • Come about
  • Come out fighting
  • Cut to the quick
  • Cut up about
  • Denial ain't just a river in Egypt! ( A catchphrase from Saturday Night Live )
  • Don't go on about it
  • Don't trouble your pretty little head about it
  • Double quick
  • Down to the pub for a quick one
  • Eat someone alive
  • Eat to live
  • Eat to live, not live to eat
  • Eaten alive
  • Energy to burn
  • Energy vampire
  • Enough to be going on with ( Sufficient resources to allow progress for the time being )
  • Everything You Wanted To Know About Sex But Were Afraid To Ask ( Woody Allen movie )
  • Extra, extra, read all about it
  • Fall about laughing
  • Fall about your ears
  • Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night ( All About Eve )
  • Feel your oats
  • Fighting chance
  • Fighting fit
  • Fighting mad
  • Fighting talk
  • Gad about
  • Get Rich quick ( Kenco Really Rich Coffee advertising slogan )
  • Get busy living, or get busy dying ( line from the movie The Shawshank Redemption )
  • Get busy with the fizzy ( Soda Stream advertising slogan )
  • Get rich quick
  • Get while the going is good
  • Go about your business
  • Go down fighting
  • Go live
  • Go on about
  • Go to see a man about a dog
  • Going away ( Going on holiday )
  • Going beyond expectations ( Malaysia Airlines advertising slogan )
  • Going beyond the call ( SBC Communications advertising slogan )
  • Going concern
  • Going down
  • Going down the tubes
  • Going forward
  • Going going gone ( A baseball expression by which an announcer describes a home run that is heading over the fence )
  • Going my way?
  • Going nowhere fast
  • Going strong
  • Going swimmingly
  • Going through the motions
  • Going, going, gone
  • Half alive
  • Hands on
  • Hang about
  • Harp on about
  • Have a thing about
  • Have you any last requests? ( humorous question asked as though a person was about to be killed )
  • Have your wits about you
  • He who fights and runs away, may live to fight another day
  • Heavy going
  • Hedged about
  • Hello, hello, what's going on here then?
  • His life's an open book
  • Hit 'em where they live
  • How about that?
  • How con-veen-ient! ( A catchphrase from The Church Lady In Saturday Night Live )
  • I don't know much about art but I know what I like
  • I may not know much about art, but I know what I like
  • I'm going to Walt Disney World! ( Disney World advertising slogan )
  • I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse ( The Godfather ) ( meaning and origin of this phrase )
  • I'm going to tell on you
  • I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me! ( A catchphrase from Stuart Smiley In Saturday Night Live )
  • If I've only one life, let me live it as a blonde! ( Clairol Hair Colouring advertising slogan )
  • If you can keep your head when all about you ( from a poem by Kipling )
  • If you're not busy being born, you're busy dying ( Bob Dylan song lyric )
  • In full flow
  • In out, in out, shake it all about
  • In play
  • In quick succession
  • In the swing
  • In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on ( Robert Frost quotation )
  • Intercity makes the going easy ( British Rail advertising slogan )
  • Is it live, or is it Memorex? ( Memorex video cassettes advertising slogan )
  • It keeps going, and going, and going ( Energizer Batteries advertising slogan )
  • It's about time
  • It's all about you ( People Telecom advertising slogan )
  • Jack be nimble Jack be quick ( line from nursery rhyme )
  • Keep a weather eye open
  • Keep an eye open
  • Keep an open mind
  • Keep going well - keep going Shell ( Shell advertising slogan )
  • Keep hope alive
  • Keep on about
  • Keep open house
  • Keep your options open
  • Keep your wits about you
  • Kiss me quick
  • Knock about
  • Knock about comedy
  • Know what you are about
  • Kung Fu Fighting ( Carl Douglas song )
  • Lark about
  • Lean mean fighting machine
  • Leave out door open
  • Leave the door open for
  • Leave your options open
  • Leave yourself open
  • Legs that keep on going
  • Let me take you down, cos I'm going to Strawberry Fields ( Beatles song lyric )
  • Let's get busy
  • Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans ( John Lennon quotation )
  • Life is what happens while you are busy doing other things
  • Like buttah ( A catchphrase from Linda Richman in Saturday Night Live )
  • Live And Let Die ( James Bond movie Roger Moore )
  • Live Oak ( Nickname of Edward S.Taylor )
  • Live Your Life ( T.I. with Rihanna song )
  • Live a Cutty above ( Cutty Sark Whisky advertising slogan )
  • Live a lie
  • Live action
  • Live and learn
  • Live and let live
  • Live as if you will die tomorrow but learn as if you will live forever ( Mahatma Ghandhi quotation )
  • Live as man and wife
  • Live by your wits
  • Live dangerously
  • Live for the moment
  • Live for today for tomorrow never comes
  • Live free or die
  • Live high on the hog
  • Live in lover
  • Live in your world, play in ours ( Sony advertising slogan )
  • Live it large
  • Live it up
  • Live life in Comfort ( Comfort fabric softener advertising slogan )
  • Live like a king
  • Live like a lord
  • Live long and prosper ( A catchphrase from Star Trek )
  • Live on a shoestring
  • Live on your nerves
  • Live out of a suitcase
  • Live over the shop
  • Live richly ( Citibank advertising slogan )
  • Live rough
  • Live the dream
  • Live to eat
  • Live to fight another day
  • Live to tell the tale
  • Live today. Tomorrow will cost more ( Pan-Am World Airways advertising slogan )
  • Live up to
  • Live wire
  • Loaf about
  • Look alive
  • Look lively
  • Make a song and dance about
  • Make no bones about
  • Man about town
  • Man does not live by bread alone
  • May you live in interesting times
  • Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues we write in water
  • Messing about in boats
  • Milling about
  • Mongoose Quick Rick ( Nickname of Ricky Davis )
  • More cowbell ( A catchphrase from Saturday Night Live )
  • More dead than alive
  • Most men live lives of quiet desperation
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Muck about
  • My door is always open
  • Nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there
  • Nick the Quick ( Nickname of Nick Van Exel )
  • No going back
  • Not going anywhere for a while? Grab a Snickers ( Snickers advertising slogan )
  • Not gonna do it. Wouldn't be prudent. ( A catchphrase from Saturday Night Live )
  • Nothing is real and nothing to get hung about ( The Beatles song lyric )
  • Nothing to worry your pretty little head about
  • Nothing to write home about
  • Now they whisper to her not about her ( Cashmere Bouquet Soap advertising slogan )
  • Ocean going
  • On the go
  • Open All Hours ( Ronnie Barker television comedy series )
  • Open Pandora's box
  • Open book
  • Open door policy
  • Open fire
  • Open for business
  • Open government
  • Open house
  • Open marriage
  • Open mouth: closed mind
  • Open road
  • Open season
  • Open sesame
  • Open source
  • Open source software
  • Open the bay doors HAL ( A catchphrase from 2001, A Space Odyssey )
  • Open the box ( A catchphrase from Take Your Pick )
  • Open the floodgates
  • Open the kimono
  • Open to doubt
  • Open to offers
  • Open verdict
  • Open warfare ( engaged in active fighting )
  • Open wide
  • Open your account
  • Open your big mouth
  • Open your eyes
  • Open your heart
  • Order about
  • Out and about
  • Out in the open
  • Party on! ( A catchphrase from Wayne's World In Saturday Night Live )
  • People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones
  • Piss about
  • Ponce about
  • Potter about
  • Prolongs active life ( PAL dog food advertising slogan )
  • Push at an open door
  • Quick and dirty
  • Quick buck
  • Quick change artist
  • Quick off the mark
  • Quick on the draw
  • Quick one
  • Quick smart
  • Quick study
  • Quick witted
  • Quick, Henry, the FLIT! ( Flit insecticide advertising slogan )
  • Read all about it
  • Revenge mission ( an attempt to seek active retribution )
  • Sakes alive
  • Sanka, everything you love about coffee ( Sanka advertising slogan )
  • Saturday Night Live
  • Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting ( Elton John song )
  • Scouting about
  • Simple Simon met a pieman going to the fair ( line from nursery rhyme )
  • Skin alive
  • Sleep with one eye open
  • Slow slow quick quick slow
  • Snakes alive
  • Snakes alive ( Bingo call for number fifty five )
  • Something About You ( Four Tops song )
  • Something to crow about
  • Sorry about that, Chief. ( A catchphrase from Get Smart )
  • Stay ahead of the curve
  • Stayin' Alive ( Bee Gees song )
  • Stop faffing about
  • Stop messing about ( A catchphrase from Kenneth Williams )
  • Street Fighting Man ( Rolling Stones song )
  • Take the money, open the box
  • Taking care of business
  • Talks about talks
  • Tell me about it
  • Tell them about the honey, mummy ( Sugar Puffs advertising slogan )
  • That just about takes the biscuit
  • That's about it
  • That's about the size of it
  • That's going to leave a mark
  • That's the news and I'm outta here ( A catchphrase from Dennis Miller In Saturday Night Live )
  • The Active voice
  • The Dynamic Duo
  • The Fighting Cowboy ( Nickname of James Tillis )
  • The King is dead, long live the King
  • The Original Live Test-Pattern Girl ( Nickname of Nanette Fabray )
  • The Shadow knows ( A catchphrase from the crime fighting vigilante )
  • The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
  • There's Something About Mary ( Cameron Diaz movie )
  • There's a lot of it about ( A catchphrase from Spike Milligan )
  • There's something about her
  • There's something funny about it
  • There's too much arson about here
  • Throw your weight about
  • To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all ( Oscar Wilde quotation )
  • Too Busy Thinking About My Baby ( Marvin Gaye song )
  • Touch my monkey! ( A catchphrase from Sprockets In Saturday Night Live )
  • Turned on
  • Up and about
  • Wanted, dead or alive
  • Watch out there's a Humphrey about ( Milk Marketing Board advertising slogan )
  • We all live in a yellow submarine ( Beatles song lyric )
  • We are going to need considerably bigger buns ( line from Calendar Girls )
  • We know where you live
  • We're not worthy! ( A catchphrase from Wayne's World In Saturday Night Live )
  • What's Going On? ( Marvin Gaye song )
  • What's It All About, Alfie? ( Michael Caine movie )
  • What's all the fuss about?
  • When the going gets tough, the tough get going ( A catchphrase from Joseph Kennedy )
  • When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping
  • While you live, tell truth and shame the Devil!
  • Who can live without it, I ask in all honesty? ( ABBA lyric )
  • Wide open spaces
  • With open arms
  • With your eyes open
  • Yeah! That's the ticket! ( A catchphrase from Saturday Night Live )
  • You Only Live Twice ( James Bond movie Sean Connery )
  • You are now free to move about the country ( Southwest Airlines advertising slogan )
  • You can't keep quiet about a Wispa ( Cadbury's Wispa advertising slogan )
  • You look... Mahvelous! ( A catchphrase from Saturday Night Live )
  • You only live once
  • You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough ( Mae West quotation )
  • You'll never take me alive copper
  • You're going to like us ( Trans World Airways advertising slogan )
  • You're going to need a bigger boat ( Jaws )
  • You've Got a Good Thing Going ( Kent Cigarettes advertising slogan )
  • You've got a lot to live, and Pepsi's got a lot to give ( Pepsi advertising slogan )

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