Anna (Clontarf, Dublin; now Yorkshire):
would you look at the time and not a child's face in the house washed!
Jan in Worthing, West Sussex, kindly sends this - she heard it from a Dub some years ago:
s/he/it is/was "desperate" = not quite up to scratch, a chancer (and often used in an affectionate way - a desperate man).
(Anon, Ireland): I'm nailed to the floor = I'm very busy
A bird never flew on one wing = I will have another drink, thank you...
GREETINGS AND RESPONSES (cont.)