A means of stating something using a colorful phrase. Otherwise known as a colloquial expression or metaphor Example: Instead of saying "That's not my job." you might say, Dammit Jim, I'm a doctor not a Sailor! or instead of saying, "I didn't like that last comment." you could say, Jo Mama!.


See: Metaphor, slang, colloquial expression, colloquialism, Southernism, Old Southern Slang, Euphemism, colloquial expression

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Last Updated 06.13.04