91% of People Can't Complete These Common Plant-Related Phrases... Can You?

By: Becky Stigall

91% of People Can't Complete These Common Plant-Related Phrases... Can You?
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Whether everything is coming up roses or you are sleeping in a bed of thorns, you can probably remember using at least a few of these plant-related phrases.
A rolling stone gathers no ____.
moss
The phrase is "A rolling stone gathers no moss." It means that something that is in constant motion never makes connections.
grass
sun
shade

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Barking up the wrong ____.
tree
The phrase is "barking up the wrong tree." This phrase is what someone says to someone who is off track or who is misunderstanding something.
bush
swarm
mountain

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Needle in a ________.
cloth
basket
river
haystack
It would be very difficult to find a needle in a haystack. That's why this phrase is used to refer to something that is nearly impossible to find.

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Nip it in the ___.
neck
hand
bud
The phrase is "Nip it in the bud." It means to stop something before it gets bigger.
root

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Beat around the ______.
tree
grass
water
bush
The phrase is "beat around the bush." It is typically used to describe someone who wont get to the point.

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Can't see the forest for the _____.
grass
water
trees
The phrase is "can't see the forest for the trees." It means that someone is so focused on specifics that they can't see the big picture.
flowers

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Coming up _____.
grass
water
roses
The expression is "coming up roses." It means that things are finally going well.
vases

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Easy as falling off a _____.
bear
bench
log
The expression is "easy as falling off a log." Since falling off a log would be quite easy, this expression reflects that something is very easy.
stool

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Flowery ______.
house
curtains
speech
The phrase is "flowery speech." Flowery speech is a phrase used to describe spoken words that are very fancy, but which typically have little meaning.
table

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Garden _______.
days
beans
table
variety
The phrase is "garden variety." This expression is used to refer to something common.

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Gild the _____.
flower
grass
water
lily
Lilies are already quite decorative. Gilding the lily is a phrase used to describe something that is unnecessarily or too extravagantly decorated.

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Gone to ____.
fast
soon
seed
Something that has "gone to seed" is past its prime. We've also heard it said as "gone to pot."
work

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Grass _____.
water
green
blades
roots
The phrase is "grass roots." It means something close to the bottom, or something that involves the common folk.

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Hit the ___.
blooms
hay
Mattresses were once stuffed with straw or hay. This phrase means that someone is going to bed.
basket
jaw

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In the tall ______.
cotton
As you might imagine, tall cotton is good. This phrase means that things are going well.
weeds
grass
bushes

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It's a ______ out there.
village
jungle
The phrase is "It's a jungle out there." It means that life can be difficult, with obstacles and predators.
city
town

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Kick it into the long _____.
grass
Something in tall grass might be hidden or hard to find. This phrase means to hide something.
hair
dress
time

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Just as the twig is bent, the ______ is inclined.
flower
tree
The phrase is "Just as the twig is bent, the tree is inclined." This means that things that happen to children shape who they become as adults.
grass
river

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Knock on ____.
metal
wood
The phrase is "knock on wood." It is used to convey the sentiment of good luck.
glass
steel

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Last _____.
piece
call
straw
The phrase is "last straw." It refers to the straw that broke the camel's back - or the thing that pushes someone's patience too far.
time

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Late _______.
date
time
bloomer
The phrase is "late bloomer." It is often used to describe someone who matures later than most.
gate

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Lead someone down the ______ path.
long
wrong
garden
The phrase is "lead someone down the garden path." It is used to refer to the process of fooling someone. The garden path is so pretty, the person takes a while to realize that they have been tricked.
late

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Don't let the grass ______ under your feet.
cut
mow
grow
The phrase is "Don't let the grass grow under your feet." It means that you're standing in one spot for too long, figuratively of course.
leave

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Little strokes ____ great oaks.
grow
seed
bring
fell
The phrase is "Little strokes fell great oaks." It means that great things can be accomplished one small step at a time.

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Out of your _____.
pocket
element
lake
gourd
The phrase is "out of your gourd." It is used to refer to someone who is acting crazy.

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Make _____ while the sun shines.
dinner
hay
The phrase is "Make hay while the sun shines." It means to take advantage of something as soon as the opportunity arises.
water
houses

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Mighty oaks from little ______ grow.
grass
flowers
bites
acorns
The phrase is "Mighty oaks from little acorns grow." It is used to say that big things can come from a small start.

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Never a rose without the _____.
color
prick
The phrase is "never a rose without the prick." It means that even the good must come with a little bad.
stem
roots

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No bed of _____.
needles
hay
roses
A bed of roses would be quite luxurious indeed. That's why this phrase is used to refer to something difficult.
straw

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Extend an olive ______.
tree
oil
branch
The phrase is "extend an olive branch." It is used to express a desire for peace or reconciliation.
sandwich

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Pushing up _______.
ground
tree
wall
daisies
The phrase is "pushing up daisies." It means that someone has died.

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Put out to _______.
pasture
The phrase is "put out to pasture." It is used to indicate retirement.
walk
river
limb

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Short end of the _____.
end
weather
stick
The phrase is "short end of the stick." It is used to refer to someone who got a bad deal or had a hard time. Some say this phrase as "rough end of the stick."
rock

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The grass is always _______ on the other side.
mowed
short
tall
greener
The full phrase is often said as "The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence." It means that someone else's situation always looks better than your own.

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A _____ in your side.
kick
jab
thorn
The phrase is "a thorn in your side." It means that something is difficult.
card

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