When I was a child making up an excuse for doing something wrong , I would whinge
" I thought it would be ok"
My mother would always counter this with pursed lips and the disbelieving line
" You know what thought did? ....followed a muck cart and thought it was a wedding"
Some people are full of such sayings.
Auntie Glad is famous for the line " My Health is my wealth"
My Liverpudlian grandparents often called out the words " San Fairy Ann" when something they heard was of no consequence to them ( San Fairy Ann was a corruption of the french phrase " a ne fait rien " it doesn't matter)
And I often mutter a much more salty " ...and my dick's a kipper" when I hear something that I don't believe.
I am intrigued by the origin of sayings like these.....the more obscure ones can be fiendishly confusing ........
So let's hear your favourite sayings , historic or otherwise...........
And don't forget to explain them..........