Saddle Up and Talk Like A Cowgirl
Angry: Madder than an old wet hen.
Back off: Pull in your horns.
Brave: Had more guts than you could hang on a fence.
Calm: As cool as a skunk in the moonlight.
Calm down: Hold your horses!
Coward: Yellow Belly.
Crazy: Loco. Crazy as a loon. As crazy as popcorn on a hot skillet.
Difficult: Like tryin' to scratch yore ear with yore elbow. Like trying to find hair on a frog. As much chance as a jackrabbit at a coyote convention.
As Easy: Like a kitten hoppin' over a caterpillar. Easy as a horse-fly ridin' in a mule's ear.
Everything: The whole kit and caboodle.
Friends: Friends close 'nough to use the same toothpick.
Grumpy: Ornery as a fried toad.
Happy: As happy as a flea in a doghouse.
Hurry up: Pony up. Get a wiggle on.
Idea: Bee in your bonnet.
Nervous: Worse than a cat in a roomful of rockers! Get yer dander up.
Quiet: So quiet you could hear daylight coming. As quiet as a thief in a hencoop.
Quit: Throw up the sponge.
Ridiculous: Horse feathers!
Shhhhhhh: Quit yer yammerin'.
Short: She wasn't ankle high to a June bug.
Slow: As slow as a snail climin' a greased log. Slower than a snail on crutches. Slower than molasses in January.
Smart: Wise as a tree full of owls.
Stinky: Strong as a sheepherder's socks.
Snoring: Snoring like a chocked bull.
Scared: Quakin' in their boots. More scared than a chicken in the rain.
Talkative: He could talk the hide off a cow.
Tip top shape: In apple pie order.
Very important person: Biggest toad in the puddle.
*Sources: Potter, Edgar R., Cowboy Slang: Colorful Cowboy Sayings, Phoenix: Golden West Publishers 1986; Old West Legends: Old Slang, Lingo, & Phrases; http://www.legendsofamerica.com/we-slang-b.html