Today I’ve a chart of Irish slang for you. The Irish do have a way with words.
|a useless fellow
|He’s fit to mind mice at a crossroads.
|someone who committed some small fault
|‘Tis only a stepmother would blame you.’
|a tall, large woman
|That’s a fine doorful of a woman.
|She has a tongue that would clip a hedge.
|a poor, thin creature
|The breath is only just in and out of him, and the grass doesn’t know of him walking over it.
|a coarse, ill-mannered person using poor language
|What would you expect out of a pig but a grunt?
|trying to change a stubborn person’s mind
|You might as well be whistling jigs to a milestone.
|very bad music
|Aw, that’s the tune the old cow died of.
|one who overstays their welcome
|If that man went to a wedding, he’d stay for the christening.
|a talkative person
|That man would talk the teeth out of a saw.
|a person who paid too much for a cow
|He bought every hair in her tail.
|a clever thief
|He’d steal the sugar out of your punch.
|praise of strong whiskey
|I felt it like a torchlight procession going down my throat.
|a woman who made a bad marriage
|She burnt her coal and did not warm herself.
|bad aim in shooting
|He wouldn’t hit a hole in a ladder.
|an impish child
|That one suffers from a double dose of original sin.
|an unfortunate one
|He is always in the field when luck is on the road.
|very wet weather
|It’s a fine day for young ducks.
|someone who always plans carefully
|If he’s not fishing he’s mending his nets.
Find anything you could use?