I’ve often thought of the phrase “like a mug,” to be like a mug of tea or coffee. This definition confused me a lot. Now it makes more sense to be like a mug as in a face. This phrase can be used like “That’s what she said” but without the usual hilarious results. It’s a milder phrase which can provoke amusement and confusion in others.
A writer should collect unique phrases, quotes and sayings. I know this because I’m a writer and I do this.
A penny saved is a penny earned.