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(as) crooked as a dog's hind leg
Very unscrupulous and deceptive. Paul's never run an honest business in his life—that guy is as crooked as a dog's hind leg.
Knowledge of what one should have done, because it is easier to clearly reevaluate past actions or decisions than when they are being made or done. A reference to the visual acuity of normal eyesight (20/20 vision). With 20/20 hindsight, I can see now that having my brother as my legal counsel was unwise. A: "I can't believe I was ever interested in such a self-absorbed jerk." B: "Don't blame yourself. We all have 20/20 hindsight."
can talk the hind leg(s) off a donkey
Is very (perhaps overly) talkative. Don't start a conversation with Stu if you want to leave on time tonight—that guy can talk the hind leg off a donkey.
get up on its hind legs
Of a four-legged animal, to stand on its back legs. If you're trying to teach the dog to get up on its hind legs, why don't you use treats as an incentive?
euphemism The buttocks. Does my hind end look big in these pants? Hey kids, dinner's getting cold, so get your hind ends in here!
The worst, least valuable, or discarded part or portion of something; that which is unwanted and has been leftover. The job market is so desperate these days that I've had to take any hind tit work I can find.
Backwards. Because Liz was carrying so many things, she used her bottom to open the door and came outside hindside first.
See also: first
hindsight is (always) 20/20
It is easier to clearly reevaluate past actions or decisions than when they are being made or done; things are clearer or more obvious when they are reflected upon. A reference to the visual acuity of normal eyesight (20/20 vision). I can see now that having my brother as my legal counsel was unwise, but I guess hindsight is always 20/20. A: "I can't believe I was ever interested in such a self-absorbed jerk." B: "Don't blame yourself. Hindsight is 20/20, after all."
on (one's) hind legs
Standing upright, especially to deliver a speech. Come on then, stand up on your hind legs and say a few words about this company you've helped create! Forgive me if I seem nervous, but I'm not used to standing on my hind legs in front of a large group of people.
suck hind tit
1. Of an animal in a litter, to get the least amount of milk from the mother. The weakest animals end up sucking hind tit, and that ends up stunting their growth for the rest of their lives.
2. To be last or nearly last in an order or ranking. Our team has been sucking hind tit in the division all season. There's no way they'll make the playoffs! They once led the pack when it came to mobile phone sales, but they're sucking hind tit in recent years.
3. To receive smallest, least valuable, or least wanted part or portion of something. Our department always sucks hind tit when it comes to budgets. I'm really low on the totem pole at the newspaper, so while everyone else gets really interesting assignments, I always end up sucking hind tit.
talk the hind leg(s) off a donkey
To talk endlessly and exhaustingly. I love my Aunt Lily, but she'd talk the hind legs off a donkey if you let her!
the hind end of creation
A location that is extremely remote or out of the way, hyperbolically and sarcastically identified as the farthest point away from anything. I don't know what they were thinking building the stadium in the hind end of creation. Who's going to drive this far to see a baseball game? My cousin offered me a place to stay while I was in Michigan, but she lives in the hind end of creation so it wasn't really worth considering.
the hind end of nowhere
A location that is extremely remote or out of the way, hyperbolically and sarcastically identified as the farthest point away from anything. I don't know what they were thinking building the stadium in the hind end of nowhere. Who's going to drive this far to see a baseball game? My cousin offered me a place to stay while I was in Michigan, but she lives in the hind end of nowhere so it wasn't really worth considering.
*crooked as a barrel of fish hooksand *crooked as a fish hook; *crooked as a dog's hind leg
very dishonest. (*Also: as ~.) Don't play cards with him. He's as crooked as a barrel of fish hooks. Mary says all politicians are crooked as a dog's hind leg.
get up on one's hind legs
Fig. to get angry and assertive. (Alludes to the action of a horse when it is excited or frightened.) She got up on her hind legs and told them all to go to blazes. She has a tendency to get up on her hind legs and tell people off.
Rur. the rump of someone or an animal. If you say that again, I'll swat you right across the hind end. The mule slipped and came down right on her hind end.
the hind end of creation
Rur. a very remote place. I wish I lived in the city. I'm tired of living here in the hind end of creation. Joe moved out to a little shack at the hind end of creation.
Rur. backwards. You've got your shirt on hindside first. The horse came out of the trailer hindside first.
See also: first
suck someone's hind tit
Sl. to be forced to do someone's bidding no matter how unpleasant or impossible. (Fig. on the idea of the last of a litter of animals to get its mother's milk. Potentially offensive. Use only with discretion.) What am I supposed to do—suck his hind tit? She acts like everybody has to suck her hind tit to keep their jobs.
talk someone's arm off
Also, talk someone's ear or head or pants off ; talk a blue streak; talk until one is blue in the face; talk the bark off a tree or the hind leg off a donkey or horse . Talk so much as to exhaust the listener, as in Whenever I run into her she talks my arm off, or Louise was so excited that she talked a blue streak, or You can talk the bark off a tree but you still won't convince me. The first four expressions imply that one is so bored by a person's loquacity that one's arm (or ear or head or pants) fall off; they date from the first half of the 1900s (also see pants off). The term like a blue streak alone simply means "very quickly," but in this idiom, first recorded in 1914, it means "continuously." The obvious hyperboles implying talk that takes the bark off a tree, first recorded in 1831, or the hind leg off a horse, from 1808, are heard less often today. Also see under blue in the face.
talk the hind leg off a donkeyBRITISH
If you say that someone could talk the hind leg off a donkey, you mean that they talk a lot. You won't be short of conversation with Adrian. He could talk the hind leg off a donkey.
on your hind legsstanding up to make a speech. British informal
talk the hind leg off a donkeytalk incessantly. British informal
In 1808 talking a horse's hind leg off was described as an ‘old vulgar hyperbole’ in Cobbett's Weekly Political Register , but the version with donkey was current by the mid 19th century. In 1879 Anthony Trollope mentioned talk the hind legs off a dog as an Australian variant.
1970 Nina Bawden The Birds on the Trees Talk, talk—talk the hind leg off a donkey, that one.
talk the hind leg(s) off a ˈdonkey(informal, humorous) (usually used with can or could) talk for a long time: He would make a good politician — he could talk the hind legs off a donkey!
suck someone’s hind titand kiss someone’s hind tit
tv. to be obsequious to someone. (Usually objectionable.) What does he want me to do, suck his hind tit or something?