Expressions with Names

There is something peculiar with the English language. Many popular expressions contain someone's name. Here is a small example. ;
  1. A Jack of all the trades (Thank you: Nuwamanya Alex B)
  2. Adam's apple (Thank you: KP)
  3. Annie get your gun (Snap into action immediately - Thank you: Staralfur)
  4. Average Joe (Your average guy - Thank you: Lori)
  5. Becky Homemakey (Good all around wife and cook - Thank you: Charlene Henderson)
  6. Bedtime Billy (When you sleep too much - Thank you: Josh L )
  7. Ben Gay (Thank you: dmc)
  8. Big Bank Hank! (A comment said to a big spender or when someone has a large sum of money at hand. - Thank you: dkingslayer)
  9. Big Ben (Thank you: MTLJ)
  10. Big Bertha
  11. Big Bubba (Big Bertha's Husband - Thank you: Lexi)
  12. Billy Buttercup (Too be really nice to someone, you know to butter them up - Thank you: Dennis)
  13. Billy Goat
  14. Billy no mates. (Person with no friends - Thank you: James1941)
  15. Bloody Mary
  16. Bob's your uncle. (... and there you have it - Thank you: James 1941)
  17. Bose D K (Intended pun to produce a Hindi-slang-word - Thank you: Pavan Kumar)
  18. Bye Felicia! (An expression used to dismiss someone - Thank you: Raquel)
  19. Calamity Jane (Thank you: Cfinz33 - Calamity followed those who tried to outshoot Martha Jane Canary Burke - 1852-1903, aka Calamity Jane)
  20. Calamnity Kate (Hot mess - Thank you: MH)
  21. Cautious Cornelius (Thank you: Wallace Finlator)
  22. Champagne Charlie (Someone who can afford a life of luxury - Thank you: Damon)
  23. Charlie horse (A cramp in a muscle in the leg)
  24. Chatty Kathy (or Cathy - Thank you: Tonya)
  25. Clever Dick (A "Know- it- all" - Thank you: MH)
  26. Clive-Built (Well constructed, as opposed to Jerry-built or Jerry-rigged - Thank you: Staralfur)
  27. Cool Hand Luke (Thank you: MTLJ)
  28. Crazy Carrie (From the movie Carrie - Thank you: Christine)
  29. Crying Ryan (Thank you: MTLJ)
  30. Cup of Joe (Coffee)
  31. Curious George (Thank you: MTLJ)
  32. Dapper Dan man (Thank you: Penguinstein)
  33. Debbie Downer. (Someone who's always negative. - Thank you: Tami Bruce)
  34. Dizzy Lizzy (Doesn't know anything, stupid)
  35. Don't know from Adam
  36. Doubting Thomas (Unbeliever - Thank you: Tom)
  37. Douglas Doright (Thank you: Wallace Finlator)
  38. Drop Dead Fred (Thank you: MTLJ)
  39. Dumbell Dora (a Charles Dickens character - Thank you: Wallace Finlator)
  40. Elementary, my dear Watson. (This name corresponds to Sherlock Holmes' best friend, called Mr. Watson, who was a doctor. - Thank you: Christian Barandica)
  41. Even Steven
  42. Fancy Nancy (Thank you: MTLJ)
  43. Fanny's your aunt (Usually follows 'Bob's your uncle', meaning 'there you have it!' - Thank you: Mia)
  44. Farty Arty (Stop being a farty Arty!) (some one that expels a lot of flatulence - Thank you: Marge)
  45. Fertile Fanny (easy fertility)
  46. Fertile Mertile (Easily impregnated - Thank you: MH)
  47. Flousy Lucy (Thank you: MTLJ)
  48. For Pete's sake
  49. Geez Louise (Like darn, used in frustrated disbelief - Thank you: Rogy)
  50. Get back!, Jack!
  51. Good job, Bob!
  52. Great Scott (Thank you: MTLJ)
  53. Hairy Harry (A very hairy man - Thank you: Kyle)
  54. Happy as Larry (As happy as can be - Thank you: Staralfur)
  55. Harvey Wallbanger (A type of cocktail -Thank you: Christine K)
  56. He doesn't know whether he's Arthur or Martha (Thank you: Staralfur)
  57. Heavens to Betsy (1800's expression with vague origins - Thank you: HJS)
  58. Hell's bells, Martha! (An exclamation - Thank you: Jaclyn)
  59. Hey Joe, what do you know? (Thank you: anjanet)
  60. Holy Moses (Exclamation - Thank you: NIS)
  61. Honest Abe (After president Abraham Lincoln, who was very hontest - Thank you: Meeks)
  62. Honest John (Thank you: Wallace Finlator)
  63. In like Flynn (Successful! - Thank you: CJ)
  64. Jack of all trades
  65. Jack Shit (To know Jack Shit is to know nothing - Thank you: MTLJ)
  66. Jack-in-the-box (Child's toy - Thank you: Staralfur)
  67. Jazzy Joe (To be groovy - Thank you: Lexi)
  68. Jeez Wayne - EXclamations (Thank you: Tekewena)
  69. Jerry rigged (fixed enough to hold together and will soon break again)
  70. Jesus, Mary and Joseph! (An exclamation. Not unlike "oh my god". - Thank you: Staralfur)
  71. Joe Blow
  72. Joe Schmo (Thank you: Lori )
  73. John (A prostitute's client - Thank you: Kerri)
  74. John and Jane Doe (Dead people, who nobody knows who they are)
  75. Johnny Chin Gaas - (My Mexican friends understand this one)
  76. Johnny come lately
  77. Johnny on the Spot
  78. Judas kiss (betrayal - Thank you: Christine K)
  79. Jumpin Jesse (Loves to jump - Thank you: Kyle)
  80. Jumping Jack (Thank you: MTLJ)
  81. Katie, bar the door (Get ready for the worst)
  82. Keep Calm and Let Carl Handle It! (Carl, as a competent problem solver. - Thank you: Carl)
  83. Keeping up with the Johnson's
  84. Lady Di (Winter undergarment known as a "spencer". - Thank you: Staralfur)
  85. Laid back Larry (Nonchalant, Carefree - Thank you: Kenneth)
  86. Large Marge (Big woman - Thank you: GBH)
  87. Lazy Larry (to be lazy - Thank you: Christine)
  88. Lazy Susan
  89. Long John (A Donut - Thank you: Kerri)
  90. Long Johns (A Pair of underpants - Thank you: Kerri)
  91. Looky Luke (Person who slows down to look at an accident on the other side of the freeway, thus causing a traffic jam on his direction)
  92. Mad Max (Crazy (movie title) )
  93. Mary Jane (Marijuana - Thank you: MTLJ)
  94. Messy Bessie (Thank you: Alice)
  95. Mighty Max (To be strong (TV show) - Thank you: Lexi)
  96. Mr. and Mars Smith - (not really a first name, but oh well)
  97. My way Mary (Thank you: Eddie Rivard)
  98. Negative Bob (Thank you: Christine K)
  99. Negative Nancy (Thank you: MTLJ)
  100. Nervous Nelly

Total: 174
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