Sharon Van Epps

A List of Cliches That Apply to the Parenting of Teenagers

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If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times.

Shit happens.

Handle it with kid gloves.

Bite your tongue.

Bite me.

Don’t let your mouth write a check your butt can’t cash.

Cash is king.

Brother, can you spare a dime?

Fork it over.

Idle hands are the devil’s playground.

Keep it simple, stupid.

Keep your chin up.

Kiss my ass.

Knock on wood.

Leave no stone unturned.

Put two and two together.

Nip it in the bud.

Save your breath.

Pack it in.

No shit, Sherlock.

You can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube.

You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink.

Go out in a blaze of glory.

Don’t go there.

God willin’ and the creek don’t rise.

There is a God.

That’s no joke.

Why on God’s green earth?

Take it with a grain of salt.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Ignorance is bliss.

No good deed goes unpunished.

It’s not over til it’s over.


Thank your lucky stars.