Can You Complete These Common British Phrases?

By: Kennita Leon
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Can You Complete These Common British Phrases?
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About This Quiz

Every single country in the world has phrases that they've made up and are known for. And while we're not exactly sure who's responsible for the ones that the Brits say, we have to admit that they are quite out there. Don't get us wrong, it is very fun to say the "I'm knackered" instead of "I'm tired". Add in the incredibly sexy Brtish accent and you've got men and women weak in the knees. But do you know what these people are saying? Do you know enough about their most common phrases to complete some of them if we gave them to you? 

Well, that's exactly what we're going to do in this quiz. We'll give you phrases that involve pizza, dogs, uncles, trolleys, and picnics and it's up to you to complete each of these phrases so that they can make sense. So we've removed a word or two from each saying and you have to choose the correct word from a bunch of options and complete the line. If you think you've listened to enough Brits talk to ace this UK phrases quiz, go ahead and get started on this one. 

Pip _________!
Air
Feather
Pip
Pip pip is an old-fashioned British phrase which was used to say goodbye. The expression is thought to have been an imitation of a car horn.
Adult

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See a man about a _____.
Spoon
Dog
The British phrase "see a man about a dog" is used to hide one's real reason for leaving. The term can also be used when excusing oneself to the bathroom to do a number two.
Chuffed
Tongue

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Dog's ______.
Ring
Tunnel
Worm
Dinner
This term should not be taken in its literal sense. A dog's dinner indicates that someone is dressed nicely.

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I'm off to ___________.
Mouth
Sword
Bedfordshire
The British slang "I'm off to Bedfordshire" means that one is off to bed or calling it a night.
Pillow

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Pavement _________.
Leg
Tongue
Pizza
Pavement pizza is a British term used to refer to vomit or barf.
Adult

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____________ off.
Bugger
This term is used to chase someone away. It means "go away" or "leave me alone."
Knife
Junk
Ice

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Her majesty's ______________
Horse
Worm
Chuffed
Pleasure
The term Her Majesty's Pleasure refers to something which, is in fact, not quite pleasurable. It means to be put in prison.

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Up the _________.
Tunnel
Feather
Air
Duff
Up the duff is a fancy British way to say that someone is pregnant or knocked up.

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Off one's _________.
Mouth
Ring
Leg
Trolley
The meaning of this slang can be interpreted from its words. To be off one's trolley means to be off, crazy or out of one's mind.

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Chin _________.
Junk
Spoon
Wag
The British slang chin wag means to chat or be engaged in conversation with someone.
Pillow

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Take the __________.
Tongue
Mickey
The term "take the mickey" can be used interchangeably with the phrase taking a piss at someone. This means to joke or make fun of someone.
Adult
Sword

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On the _________.
Pull
When someone is said to be on the pull, it means that they have gone out in search of a sexual partner.
Worm
Chuffed
Feather

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Give me a ___________ on the blower
Knife
Tinkle
Give me a tinkle on the blower is a lengthy and complicated way of asking someone to give you a call.
Ice
Grape

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A few _________________ short of a picnic basket.
Fork
Sandwiches
If someone is described as being a few sandwiches short of a picnic, it means that they lack common sense.
Horse
Leg

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Brass __________.
Junk
Monkeys
When a Brit uses the term "brass monkeys" it has nothing to do with these ape-like creatures. They're actually referring to weather that is extremely cold.
Tunnel
Air

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Bob's your ___________.
Uncle
The phrase "Bob's your uncle" means "You've got it" or "There it is." It is often used to conclude an explanation of process.
Spoon
Pillow
Adult

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Cost a ___________.
Bomb
When something is said to cost a bomb, it means that it is very expensive or costly.
Tongue
Worm
Sword

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Full of ____________.
Ring
Chuffed
Feather
Beans
The phrase full of beans is used to refer to someone who is full of energy and very bubbly.

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Hank _________.
Knife
Marvin
To say "I'm Hank Marvin" is to say that one is hungry. The term is cockney slang for starving.
Mouth
Ice

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On it like a car ____________.
Leg
Bonnet
To be on it like a car bonnet means to have a situation completely under control.
Grape
Air

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Full ____________.
Drill
Monty
The term full Monty is thought to have several meanings. Following the release of the film of the same name, the phrase was thought to be a euphemism for stripping. In actuality, the term refers to a limitless persuasion.
Pillow
Junk

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Pop your __________.
Tongue
Adult
Spoon
Clogs
This phrase is thought to have been created during the industrial revolution. It means to die.

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Over-egg the ______________.
Fork
Sword
Pudding
The term "over-egging the pudding" is simple. It is used when someone is overdoing something which usually ends in disaster.
Horse

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Spend a _________.
Worm
Penny
This euphemism was created based on the fact that women were charged a penny to use public washrooms. As a result, the term "spend a penny" is now used to mean going to the toilet.
Tunnel
Chuffed

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Wind your __________ in.
Neck
"Wind your neck in" is a polite way of letting someone know that an issue is none of their concern or that their opinion is not welcomed.
Knife
Leg
Air

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__________ in.
Feather
Tongue
Quids
The word "quid" alone is British slang for pounds. To be "quids in," is to be financially invested in something from which one will gain massive profits.
Ring

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Take the ______________.
Ice
Mouth
Biscuit
To say that someone has "taken the biscuit" means that they have done something extremely foolish or irritating.
Junk

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Splash _____.
Pillow
Adult
Out
The phrase "splash out" is used when someone is spending excessively on an event or occasion.
Sword

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All to _________.
Pot
The phrase "all to pot" is an old British slang used when something is going haywire or not according to plan.
Spoon
Grape
Worm

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_______ a gander.
Chuffed
Have
The term "have a gander" means to have a look. The phrase is believed to have originated in Cheshire.
Knife
Horse

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Taking the ________.
Tongue
Leg
Piss
A popularly used phrase, "taking the piss" means to make fun of someone or something.
Junk

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Throwing a ________
Mouth
Ring
Air
Wobbly
To throw a wobbly means to throw a tantrum. The term is only used when referring to the tantrums of adults and not those of children.

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The Bee's __________.
Knees
In British slang, the term "bee's knees" is used to denote excellence. It is used to refer to both people and things.
Adult
Spoon
Feather

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Hunky-__________
Dory
If something is referred to as being hunky dory, it means that it is OK or normal.
Tunnel
Sword
Pillow

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Cream ____________.
Worm
Tongue
Crackered
The British phrase "cream crackered" has nothing to do with food. It actually means that someone is ridiculously tired or exhausted.
Chuffed

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