Quiz: Do You Know Enough to Complete All of These Common Phrases?
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Do You Know Enough to Complete All of These Common Phrases?
By: Allison Lips
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About This Quiz

Idioms of unknown or rarely mentioned origins dominate our everyday speech. From a young age, we are taught that a watched pot never boils, that few things are a piece of cake, you shouldn't bark up the wrong tree, and that a fool and his money are soon parted. You may occasionally find yourself between a rock and a hard place, that you'll often come close but no cigar, and that sometimes other people will burst your bubble. 

Many times, these phrases make no sense in context, yet for some reason, we all have a general sense of what they mean. Rarely is someone literally talking about getting the short end of the stick or that they killed two birds with one stone. The former seems silly, while the latter sounds like animal cruelty. 

When taking this quiz, don't make a mountain out of a molehill or make a scene. None of these questions are out of left field. If you know that this quiz is about common phrases, then we're on the same page.

Are you ready to swing for the fences or will you throw in the towel? Will you find that you're taking some shots in the dark with your guesses? 

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If you see a lot of opportunity for someone, you might tell them that the world is their what?
2 of 35
If you have a difficult situation with which you decide to deal directly, you can be said to take the ____________ by the horns.
3 of 35
If someone feels you are wasting your time doing something that has already been done, they may say that you are trying to reinvent the __________.
4 of 35
An investment banker may tell you that you need money to make ____________.
5 of 35
If you need help with something, you might say two _________ are better than one.
6 of 35
When you're getting impatient, someone may tell you that all __________ things come to those who wait.
7 of 35
If you're getting ahead of yourself, someone may warn don't cross that ___________ until you come to it.
8 of 35
Do you have a habit of procrastinating? Then you should never put off until tomorrow what you can do when?
9 of 35
While you may feel it's trite, other's feel that with age comes what?
10 of 35
Growing up, you were probably told if at first you don't ___________, try, try again.
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If you dislike something before you get to know it, you may be told not to judge a book by its __________.
12 of 35
When someone is like their parents, you may say that the ___________ doesn't fall far from the tree.
13 of 35
When something isn't as good as something else, you could say it can't hold a _____________ to it.
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If you're taking a long time to explain a story, you may be told to cut to the _________.
15 of 35
You meet someone new and try to strike up a conversation. You may be said to be _________ the ice.
16 of 35
If you want to get on someone's good side, you may decide to ________ them up.
17 of 35
Are you unable to speak? It's possible that which animal got your tongue?
18 of 35
If something bad happened to you, someone may dismiss it by saying that's the way the __________ crumbles.
19 of 35
Money can buy many things, but it can't buy what?
20 of 35
If you're given a lot of work that no one else wants to do, you may feel like the low man on the ______________.
21 of 35
You probably don't want to open a can of ___________.
22 of 35
When you listen to someone who has no plans to do what they say, you may feel they are all bark and no ___________.
23 of 35
If you're extremely clumsy and prone to breaking things, you may be called a bull in a __________.
24 of 35
If something is unlikely to happen, you may say it will occur when _______ fly.
25 of 35
When someone accidentally reveals a secret, they let the ________ out of the bag.
26 of 35
When you're sick, you may say that you're feeling under the ___________.
27 of 35
When something happens infrequently, it happens once in a blue _____________.
28 of 35
When you have to do something you don't want to, you may be told to bite the what?
29 of 35
If something is extremely complicated, you may have trouble wrapping your __________ around it.
30 of 35
When you miss the ____________, you're too late for something.
31 of 35
If you're talking about someone and they walk into the room, you may say, speak of the ___________.
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If you want someone to do a task they don't want to do, you may ___________ their arm to get it done.
33 of 35
If someone you trust violates that trust, you may say that they ___________ you in the back.
34 of 35
If you're trying to give up an addiction, you may decide to go __________ turkey.
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If someone has ___________ fingers, you may not want to trust them around your wallet.
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