Never Give Up! Never Surrender!

There are many ways to encourage someone to stay the course, or to celebrate their tenacity. One of my elementary school teachers called determination “good old American sticktoitiveness.”

The other day, a friend laid a new one on me. Another friend of hers was admiring her strong will by saying:

You keep hanging on like a hair in a biscuit.

If you’ve ever found a hair sticking out of a biscuit and have ever attempted to withdraw it, you’ll appreciate that simile.

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s weekly blog hop, One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner or just like them, follow the link.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about somebody who just won’t quit.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Never Give Up! Never Surrender!

  1. Ally Bean

    December 12, 2018 at 7:32am

    Well Lord love a duck, I’ve never heard that saying before and I’m surprised. God willing the creek don’t rise, I’ll remember it and use it someday. ?

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  2. dan antion

    December 12, 2018 at 8:03am

    I have never heard that, but I understand. That’s good one.

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  3. Deborah

    December 12, 2018 at 10:12pm

    I’ve never heard that one. It’s a bit gross, but I get it! ? I may never forget it b/c now I have that hair sticking out of Biscoff biscuit stuck in my head!
    I love a Biscoff or two with my cuppa tea.

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      Marian Allen

      December 13, 2018 at 9:45am

      These are American biscuits, Deborah–more like what you would call scones. But Biscoff biscuits would work, too. Yuck! 😀

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  4. Mike Marko

    December 13, 2018 at 2:01am

    It is somewhat gross but if ever I’ll see a hair sticking on my biscuit it think I’m just gonna throw it.

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      Marian Allen

      December 13, 2018 at 9:46am

      If I find a hair in a biscuit out somewhere, I’m with you on throwing it. If it’s at home, it’s probably mine, anyway–or my cat’s! lol

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