Talk:piss like a racehorse

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Just a non-idiomatic hyperbolic simile. DCDuring TALK 21:17, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

I'm not sure this is just Geordie, either. If you "normalize" the spellings (pissing, racehorse) you can find several uses in Standard English. Equinox 01:14, 19 July 2009 (UTC)
Would piss like a racehorse meet CFI? I don't think so, maybe it could be explained under to piss. Mglovesfun (talk) 14:37, 19 July 2009 (UTC)
Since it doesn't mean to piss while on all fours (i.e., in the manner of a horse) it clearly has an idiomatic meaning of large quantity, much as hung like a horse and eat like a horse. Perhaps we should delete those two as well and have an entry at like a horse that covers this adverbial meaning and makes these three be deletable as sum of parts. If we don't consolidate them at like a horse, then moving this to the standard piss like a horse would make sense. — Carolina wren discussió 20:54, 19 July 2009 (UTC)
As best I can remember, we have the practice of not including similes if they are just similes. I'll see if I can find the discussion, but there would have to be drastic limits if we were to allow them. The number of entries beginning with "like" could rival the balance of English-language entries. DCDuring TALK 21:13, 19 July 2009 (UTC)
I'd be interested to hear your opinion on Category:English similes. (BTW, this expression has always thrown me. In my area, people never say "piss like a racehorse" except in "need to piss like a racehorse", and I can never tell whether it's "need to piss like a racehorse pisses", or "need to piss like a racehorse needs to piss". I know I've seen this discussed before somewhere, but I can never remember the conclusion.) —RuakhTALK 03:03, 25 July 2009 (UTC)
Racehorses aren't known for their needfullness, are they? Whereas they are known for their "equipment".
Speaking of racehorses, how many stables does Augeus have here, anyway? And that's just the categorized portion of similes. There may be as many again not assigned to that category, although searching for "as" and "like" would probably find many of them. Many of them (half+) look at first blush as if they might meet CFI. It's interesting that for urbanites the barnyard and country similes increasingly need explanation.
Who is actually going to clean up all these messes? I'm still working my way through phrases, just to get the proverbs and sentences. And I'm just doing English.
Somehow collocations and similes and similar seem to merit a lower grade of inclusion that makes them accessible to search both internally and from search engines, discourages entries that wouldn't meet CFI, and direct users to useful full entries. DCDuring TALK 04:17, 25 July 2009 (UTC)
(from the left) I think keep, a perfect example of a phrase someone might "come across and want to know the meaning of", rename to piss like a racehorse. Mglovesfun (talk) 23:21, 26 August 2009 (UTC)
Kept and renamed, somewhere between a keep and a no consensus, but not an overall delete. Mglovesfun (talk) 13:56, 21 September 2009 (UTC)