We all face the daily drama of work, family, and the Target express lane. But do we have the perfect phrase to handle those moments when we're backed into a corner? Maybe not, but Bravo's Real Housewives do! Here's a handy list of ten phrases our beloved Housewives have given us, ready to bust out on that special occasion when table flipping and wine throwing just aren't enough.
NeNe Leakes knows how to end a conversation. We should too.
When you have said all there is to say, and need to end things with one final burn. “Girl, bye” is your go-to clap back, and – not that I’ll admit to using it personally – you can be one hundred percent assured that it works like a charm every time.
One caveat: You might get punched in the face if you say it to the wrong person.
When you're Gone With The Wind Fabulous. Now twirl! twirl!
Kenya Moore danced her way out of an argument with this classic Housewives line, successfully confusing and shutting haters down in one fell swoop. After she turned her crazy line into an equally crazy song, the Atlanta Housewife even embraced her new nickname, “Twirl.”
Feel free to shout this at your awful blind date across the restaurant as you sashay out before drinks are served. *Best used when wearing a maxi dress.
When you are not be checked by anyone or any boo.
Sheree Whitfield was asked to get herself in check, and this was her classic response. From t-shirts to comments sections, Who gon’ check me boo? has taken its place in Housewives history and in our common vernacular.
Best used when service personnel are trying to calm you down because you refuse to pay that fine. Trust me on this one. *Sunglasess optional, but highly recommended.
When you're ready to party, even if no one else is.
If you find yourself in Peurto Vallarta on Spring Break with your parents, this is a nifty phrase to keep handy. Also, if you’re a 50-something woman in a gated community in Orange County, it’s just as useful.
Vicki Gunvalson likes to shout it out at her OC cast mates at random moments, such as right before a girls’ night out or adult baptism ceremony. Please do the same.
When you're dancing like no one is watching, except they totally are.
Question: In Ramona Singer’s world, when is it not Turtle Time? Based on the bar Ramona found on an Island Vacation, turtle-themed partying was given a new name.
Best used when you’re standing on a pier at one am, precariously balanced on stilettos, giving zero f**ks.