FOOL, FOOL ABOUT, FOOL AROUND, FOOLERY, FOOLHARDY, FOOLISH, FOOLISHLY, FOOLISHNESS – PHRASES
– don’t make a fool of yourself • COME ON, IT’S NOT A DISCO 1970s
– don’t try to fool me • DON’T COME THE RAW PRAWN WITH ME Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– don’t try to fool me • DON’T COME THE UNCOOKED CRUSTACEAN WITH ME Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– he is no fool • THERE ARE NO FLIES ON HIM 1888
– he’s a complete fool • HE DOESN’T KNOW IF HIS ARSEHOLE IS BORED OR PUNCHED E20
– he’s a fool, but he’s also rather cunning • HE HAS AS MUCH WIT AS THREE FOLKS, TWO FOOLS AND A MADMAN 17C
– I’m not stupid; don’t take me for a fool • I DIDN’T COME DOWN IN THE LAST SHOWER (OF RAIN) 20C Aust. sl.
– I’m not stupid; don’t take me for a fool • I DIDN’T FALL OFF A CHRISTMAS TREE 1940s sl.
– I’m not such a fool as I may appear • NOT SO GREEN AS I’M CABBAGE-LOOKING 1922
– many ways of saying or doing a foolish thing; a simpleton has many ways of showing his folly; or, generally, if one way won’t do, we must try another • THERE ARE MANY WAYS OF DRESSING CALVES’ HEADS Bk1891 sl.
– said to one who calls another a fool • A FOOL’S A MONKEY’S MASTER B1900 Eng. dial.
Updated: October 16, 2022