Posted: 04/11/2013 at 08:36
look like you've lost a pound and found a penny was the saying when I was growing up for a glum face John
Ah! I was quoting an old Bristolian saying - something old Bristolians say!
Another, said about someone a bit dipsy, "He's a sandwich short of a picnic" with a variant: "A penny short of a shilling"
Said by someone astonished, "Well, I'll go to the foot of our stairs" - the American version of that is, "Well, I'll be horn-swaggled"