Today for Trini Tuesday, I will share some of my favorite idioms.
Basket doh hold water. That argument is set up on questionable logic.
How yuh can tell me yuh ain’t eat the last roti when I see grease on yuh hands? Dat basket doh hold water!
Crapaud smoke yuh pipe. A crapaud is the local cane toad which is poisonous. You are in serious trouble now.
Oh gosh gyal! Yuh forget to pay de light bill. Crapaud smoke yuh pipe!
Do-so eh like-so. You can dish it out but you can’t take it.
Yuh being harsh to yuh friend, chile, and yuh want him to be nice to yuh? Do-so eh like-so!
Every bread have a cheese. No matter how unattractive or awkward there is a good mate for everyone.
Winston ain’t much to look at an’ he so shy but every bread have a cheese.
What doh kill does fatten. The equivalent of our 5 second rule, can also be said of food that is on the verge of going bad.
How old dat curry is? Me ain’t know, but what doh kill does fatten.
Monkey doh see he own tail. People are blind to their own faults.
He go blamin’ all de rest fuh he problems, but dat monkey doh see he own tail.
One hand cyar clap It takes two to tango.
You cannot blame him alone fuh de quarrel. One hand cyar clap!
Hurry-hurry make bad curry. Haste makes waste.
Slow down an’ do it right. Hurry-hurry make bad curry.