Saying: The engine's runnin' but ain't nobody driving. Translation: Not overly-intelligent. Saying: Tighter than bark on a tree. Translation: Not very generous. Saying: Big hat, no cattle. Translation: All talk and no action. Saying: We've howdied but we ain't shook yet. Translation: We've made a brief acquaintance, but not been formally introduced. Saying: He thinks the sun come up just to hear him crow. Translation: He has a pretty high opinion of himself. Saying: As welcome as a skunk at a lawn party. Translation: (self-explanatory). Saying: S/He's got tongue enough for 10 rows of teeth. Translation: Talks a lot. Saying: It's so dry the trees are bribin' the dogs. Translation: We really could use a little rain around here Saying: Just because a chicken has wings don't mean it can fly. Translation: Appearances can be deceptive. Saying: This ain't my first rodeo. Translation: I've been around awhile. Saying: He looks like the dog's been keepin' him under the porch. Translation: Not the most handsome of men. Saying: They ate supper before they said grace. Translation: Living in sin. Saying: As full of wind as a corn-eating horse. Translation: Rather prone to boasting. Saying: You can put your boots in the oven, but that don't make 'em biscuits. Translation: You can say whatever you want about something, but that doesn't change what it is.