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This is a simple rebus. What is this pic rebus saying?

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    $\begingroup$ 'it is better not to describe people with less PSE rep as "poor"' - from Gareth, Puzzling moderator $\endgroup$
    – bobble
    Commented Jun 2, 2022 at 5:17
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    $\begingroup$ What is even the point of putting a bounty on a question that was asked and answered years ago? Shouldn’t this be discouraged? $\endgroup$
    – SQLnoob
    Commented Jun 2, 2022 at 18:48
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    $\begingroup$ @SQLnoob i am super rich... points give away for poor people $\endgroup$
    – Amruth A
    Commented Jun 3, 2022 at 7:05
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    $\begingroup$ Please stop referring to other people as "poor". $\endgroup$
    – bobble
    Commented Jun 3, 2022 at 16:41

4 Answers 4


Things are getting out of hand.

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    $\begingroup$ From a syntactical and admittedly semantic point of view this would read rot13("'Guvatf' vf trggvat bhg bs unaq.") $\endgroup$
    – dtich
    Commented Dec 4, 2018 at 2:46
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    $\begingroup$ Yes, but this is a rebus, they're usually not supposed to be taken that literally. $\endgroup$
    – S. M.
    Commented Dec 4, 2018 at 17:46

While I feel @S. M.'s answer is the best depiction I could think of currently, the bounty suggests this is not the desired answer... It would be nice to get a solid response to their answer though.

Until then, I guess I'll try a couple of ideas as well:

Losing my grip on things


Things are growing out of hand


Things are getting out of control


Letting go of things


I'll throw in my guess

Letting things get out of hand


uses the full word "things" in a syntactically and semantically correct way (I think)


Some ideas...

If "What does this rebus say about life?", then

A double-meaning for "The best things in life are free."

If "Who does this rebus say is the boss?", then

I run things around here.

If "What famous book does this rebus represent?", then

Things Fall Apart ~ novel by Chinua Achebe

If "Should I say something, or not?", then

Some things are better left unsaid. ("Things" are literally going away from one's consciousness.)

If "Should I act on these desires?", then

Some things are best left to memories.
~ Bez

If, "How can I ever achieve great things?", then

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. ("Things" assembling themselves in one's hand.)
~ Vincent Van Gogh

I think I could go on all day with this, but I won't.


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