December 14th, 2008

Colloquialism dictionary?

I've googled fifty different terms, and not found what I'm looking for; I'm not sure if it even exists. So I have two requests, one general and specific.

So what I'm trying to do is set up two characters to make a habit of speaking in cliches to each other. Just sort of their form of witty banter. Unfortunately, I'm a little low on wit. Is there a dictionary of popular colloquialisms that I could use? Preferably online. That's the general request.

In case I don't get an answer to the general request, and to give you a clearer idea of what I'm looking for, here's the specific request...would any of you be able to help me find ways to express the idea of leaving a party early. So far I've got:

Always leave 'em wanting more;

Love 'em and leave 'em;

Exit on a high note;

Go out on top.

But it really seems like there should be more. Any help would be appreciated.