Nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full o’ rocking chairs.
So poor he’d have to borrow money to buy water to cry with.
Slicker than a chased greased hog.
Older than the mountains and got twice as much dust.
That’s a gracious plenty (when being offered something)
Ol’ boy’s tough as whit leather.
He ran like a scalded dog.
Rough as a cob.
Just as happy as if he had good sense.
Cold as a well digger’s tail.
So dull he couldn’t cut hot butter with a knife.
Crazier than a run over dog.
Tougher than a one eared alley cat.
Scared my mule or got my goat (when something really startled them)
Faster than greased lightning.
Better than snuff, ain’t half as dusty.
She’s limber as a dishrag.
So ugly she’d run a dog off a meat wagon.
Took off like Moody’s goose.
As scarce as hen’s teeth.
Purty as a speckled pup.
Done gone and got Yankee rich.
Sorry as a two dollar watch.
Slick as an eel.
Wild as a peach orchard hog
Plumb tuckered out.
Full as a tick.
Fat as a tub o lard.
In all my born days. . .
Drunk as Cooter Brown.
As tight as Dick’s hatband.
A good attitude spreads like Kudzu.