A Running List of Old-Timey Sayings

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Here we go:

  • Holy smokes!
  • Hey! What’s the big idea?
  • No foolin!
  • Hot dog!
  • For the birds
  • And how!
  • Jiminy Crickets!
  • Well, whaddya know about that!
  • I’ll say!
  • the bees knees
  • SCRAM!
  • rigamarole
  • chutzpah
  • That’s bananas!
  • fiddlesticks!
  • Great scott!
  • piece of cake
  • piece of work
  • the cat’s pajamas
  • the cat’s meow
  • good gravy!
  • …on account of…
  • barking
  • cranky (as in “my cranky knee”)
  • she’s a looker
  • she’s a card
  • she’s a fox
  • I can’t make heads or tails of…
  • there ya go!
  • there ya are!
  • geeze Louise!
  • Heavens to Betsy!
  • Aw, go on!
  • That’s not half bad!
  • Dagnabit!
  • the Heebeejeebees

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