We'll start with two from my parents.
"Down to Mojos" - Being down to your last penny. origin: My father. As a child, candies were a penny each, but Mojos were 2 for a penny. When his friends were down to their last penny, they'd all buy Mojos to make it last a bit longer. Seeing a friend eating a mojo would inspire empathetic "You're down to mojos, eh?"
"Tropical Moment" - Hot Flash. Origin: My mother. At a family reunion several years ago my mum and her sisters / sisters-in-law were embarrassed to admit to hot flashes but worked around it by declaring a tropical moment instead.
|Nah son, just a tropical moment.|
I totally used this during pregnancy hot flashes. Too good not to.
Thoughts and opinions? Want to hear more of these? My family is full of humour, I can get a good list going.