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Discussion » Questions » Language » Hit the store. Twist your arm. What are some other phiolent phrases we use to denote non-violent activities?

Hit the store. Twist your arm. What are some other phiolent phrases we use to denote non-violent activities?

Posted - October 9

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  • 17283
    Shot in the Dark
    On target
    Knock'em Dead
    Break a leg
      October 9, 2019 11:33 AM MDT
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  • 2950
    Beating it like it owes you money
      October 9, 2019 12:13 PM MDT
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  • 4385
    That IS a violent activity. ;) 
      October 9, 2019 8:12 PM MDT
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  • 10736
    Hit the books
    Hit the road
    Grab the bull by the horns

      October 9, 2019 1:35 PM MDT
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  • 4385
    Crack a beer
    Shoot me a text 
    Grab and growl (2 for 1!)
    Hit you up for money
    Getting all butt-hurt (am I crossing a line?) 
    Pounding a drink
    Kick a habit
    Blowing up their phone
    Breaking tradition
    Getting smashed, or hammered, or bombed (inebriated)
    Wrestling a dilemma
     



      October 9, 2019 2:07 PM MDT
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  • 26769
    Beating his own drum.
    Hit the bricks.
    Kick in the a**.
    Shot in the foot.
    Shot of whiskey.
    Shot in the dark.
    Beating a dead horse.
    A number of phrases for masturbating which I shan't write here. This post was edited by Element 99 at October 10, 2019 11:29 AM MDT
      October 9, 2019 2:24 PM MDT
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  • 12109
    Taking a brake can sometimes be fatal .... And 
      October 9, 2019 6:15 PM MDT
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  • 12109
    Hit the road....
    Fall from Grace.....more so if she's really fat...:( 
      October 9, 2019 6:17 PM MDT
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  • 12109
    Up for a Lark....
    Game for a Laugh....
    Go for a Dip....
      October 9, 2019 6:19 PM MDT
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  • 12109
    Spring to life...
    Raise a laugh 
    Have a bite....
    Go fur a Jog 
      October 9, 2019 6:21 PM MDT
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  • 12109
    Seize the moment....
    Raise the roof.....
    Gofer a Jimmy 
      October 9, 2019 6:23 PM MDT
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  • 26700
    (I wonder if you even read the question.)
    —-
      October 10, 2019 7:15 AM MDT
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  • 12109
    You know me,I see what I want to see...there are no rules about answering questions correctly is their :)
      October 10, 2019 7:31 AM MDT
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  • 26769
    Shoot the breeze.
    Hit the nail on the head.
      October 9, 2019 7:04 PM MDT
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  • 151

    kick-start
    kick-off
    for kicks
    get a kick out of
    alive and kicking
    slaphappy
    punchline
    punch-drunk
    beat around the bush
    beat the clock
    beat you to it
    beats me
    beat it
    on the beat
    all chocked up
    chokecherry
    talk smack
    smack-dab in the middle
    a smash hit
    get hit on
    hit a snag
    hit-and-miss engine
    hit rock bottom
    hit it off
    hit pay dirt
    hit parade
    hit the books
    hit the brakes
    hit the jackpot
    hit the deck
    hit the hay
    one-hit wonder
    pinch-hit
    take a stab at it
    crapshoot
    shoot the bull
    shoot the bird
    shoot the moon
    killing time
    kill with kindness
    kill two birds with one stone
    make a killing
    killjoy This post was edited by Flint Ironstag at October 10, 2019 11:30 AM MDT
      October 9, 2019 7:21 PM MDT
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  • 26700
    [I have not read any other answers prior to posting my own, so I apologize if I have duplicated anyone else's.]

    Beats me
    Break a leg
    Knock yourself out
    Get bent out of shape over something
    Don't beat yourself up over it
    It's no skin off my back
    She loves him to death
    I don't know how to break this to you
    Slap some makeup on so we can leave
    Don't get wrapped around the axle about it
    Traffic on the expressway was murder today 
    Whip up something to eat
    I died laughing
    He'll bend over backwards to help you
    A stone's throw away
    Let's cut a rug
    It really hits the spot
    You beat all, you know that?
    Pinpoint it
    Sudden-death overtime
    This is the hill you plan to die on

    ~
      October 9, 2019 9:54 PM MDT
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  • 26769
    Why no periods?
      October 10, 2019 7:24 AM MDT
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  • 26700
      Because it’s a list of fragmented entries, not a list of sentences. 
    ~
      October 10, 2019 7:34 AM MDT
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  • 26769
    16 of your entries are sentences.
      October 10, 2019 12:16 PM MDT
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  • 44431
    Irony of all times?  Randy D~ cannot understand what a declarative sentence and an interrogatory sentence is.   Can it be?

    He'll bend over backwards to help you
    A stone's throw away
    Let's cut a rug
    It really hits the spot
    You beat all, you know that?
    Pinpoint it
    Sudden-death overtime
    This is the hill you plan to die on


    ONE of these and ONE only is not a sentence, Randy.  Prove you know what a sentence is.   Man alive!  That's an exclamatory sentence.  
      October 10, 2019 12:21 PM MDT
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  • 12055
    wring your neck

    scob your knob

    whipped his butt

    hang you out to dry

    rip you a new one

    tar and feather

    squeeze you to death

    shoot right between the eyes

    get it right in the kisser

    cut your tongue out

    put a sock in it

      October 9, 2019 11:07 PM MDT
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  • 26700

      Wait a second . . . exactly which one of those is non-violent?


    :[
      October 9, 2019 11:20 PM MDT
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  • 17283
    whipped his butt (could be in a game/contest of some sort)

    hang you out to dry (abandoned)

    squeeze you to death (big hug)

    put a sock in it (shhhh)
      October 10, 2019 12:49 PM MDT
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  • 12055
    Now in my mind, these are not violent because it's a given that the speaker is not going to actually do any of these.  .   They sound violent but we don't really do the things we are threatening.  Maybe it's a Southern thing.  I've heard every one of these before.
      October 10, 2019 8:17 PM MDT
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