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if frogs had wheels, they wouldn't bump their butts

A phrase that advises against wishing for impossible or absurd things to happen. A: "If only my parents would give me a car, life would be so much easier." B: "Yeah, and if frogs had wheels, they wouldn't bump their butts."
See also: bump, butt, frog, if

toady (up) to (one)

To attempt to gain or maintain support, approval, or advantage from one through fawning, flattery, or other such sycophantic behavior. That sniveling twerp is always toadying up to the boss. Plenty of people toady up to her now that she's become so wealthy and powerful.
See also: to, toady
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

If frogs had wheels, they wouldn't bump their butts,

 and If a toady frog had wings, he wouldn't bump his ass.
Rur. It is useless to wish for impossible things. (Use caution with ass.) Tom: If I had two hundred thousand dollars, I could buy that farm. Jane: Yeah, and if frogs had wheels, they wouldn't bump their butts. Charlie: If I were rich and famous, I'd make people listen to me. Bill: If a toady frog had wings, he wouldn't bump his ass.
See also: bump, butt, frog, if

toady (up) to someone

to fawn over someone; to try to flatter and impress someone. Carl is always toadying up to people. He has never toadied to me!
See also: to, toady
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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