45 Southern Phrases Explained for the Yankees Among Us

36. Run with the big dogs

Taking a risk or making a big decision that could have serious consequences.

37. Snake in the grass

A conniving person who could strike at any time without warning.

38. Squeeze a quarter so tight the eagle screams

Describes a person who’s very, very cheap.

39. Supper

Dinner.

40. Sweeper

Vacuum.

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