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45 Southern Phrases Explained for the Yankees Among Us

26. Idjit

Idiot.

27. If the creek don’t rise

If nothing bad happens, then everything will go as planned.

28. Muddin’

A pastime involving driving a four-wheel-drive vehicle in the mud with the goal of nearly losing control.

29. Nervous as a long-tail cat in a room full of rocking chairs

Nervous to the point of being jumpy; constantly on the lookout.

30. Off like a herd of turtles

Not off to a great or speedy start.

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