To put something on the long finger =to put off doing something, a kind of celtic "manana".
Freddy Hawkins from Dublin :
Mick Clinton (irl):
Yurr.!! as "Handy" as a "Little Pocket" in a "Waist Coat" = very Helpful
Smiler from Derry sends these:
Your heads a marley = you're talking rubbish when in Derry
Up a tree in Rosemount = answer to question of where are you going to/coming from when person doesn't want to reply. Rosemount is an area in Derry
Gary (Ireland, he thinks) sends this famous one:
it's raining cats and dogs = it is lashing, heavy rain (NOT a 'soft' day!)
Catherine Murphy (Ireland) sends this useful retort:
get the boat! = said in response to an unreasonable request, eg, "will ya lend us a tenner?"
More violence I'm afraid, this time from Kerebear (Ireland): Give ya a hidin = A few slaps/smacks, to a child
Glenn from Dublin sends this one - thanks, pal:
Do you wanna wake up with a crowd 'round ya? = A threat. I'll knock you unconscious, and a crowd will form around you. [Don't try this at home! - ed.]
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