The other day, as I was brushing my teeth, I thought to myself that I was becoming long in the teeth, and it made me think about all the other image related sayings that we hear from time to time. Here are just a few that came to mind:
Long in the tooth – as our gums receede with age, our teeth get longer and we become long in the tooth.
Wide eyed and innocent – babies, with their small noses, which make their eyes look larger and wider – are of course innocent.
Down at heel – as the heels of your shoes wear down with age and use, if you can’t afford to have your shoes repaired – then you’re not well off, and become down at heel, get thee to a cobbler!
What others can you think of?