America, a melting pot of many cultures, has many different folk sayings. These spoken phrases were used to educate, to teach behavior and pass wisdom down from one generation to the next.
I remember when I was very young and asked my father could I go to a friend's house to play and he answered "not enough to tell it," ( No! ) Another saying used in my family was when food was about to spoil, "that is about to go off."
Here are a few of folk sayings. You may be surprised at how many you have heard and some are still used today.