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Question 1/10
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Pick the missing word in the following expression:

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32 Comments
  • pardis_m
    How can I find more examples for each phrases
    LikeReply1 month ago
  • Loveslanguage96
    I suppose it couldddd be a big draw, but a quick draw (think gunfighters in the Old West) is the way I've always heard it.
    LikeReply2 months ago
  • nancys.03107
    Sorry, it's a watched pot, not kettle.
    LikeReply 34 months ago
  • FouadMohammad
    Very useful way to master the phrases
    LikeReply 26 months ago
  • gai3
    Refreshing,hardly use them now!
    LikeReply 16 months ago
  • susans.70136
    I enjoyed it and surprised I got one wrong here and there!
    LikeReply 27 months ago
  • federicor.29245
    EASY...THE BEST!!!
    LikeReply 27 months ago
  • yariwenda_r
    i enjoyed the quiz
    LikeReply 38 months ago
  • harvest_h
    Easy
    LikeReply 28 months ago
  • wearesorry
    6/10
    LikeReply 11 year ago
  • Jonassaga
    I respect people sticking to their gun? Not promise?

    I certainly do not:S
    LikeReply 11 year ago
  • dawnl.92527
    To easy or I'm old
    LikeReply 51 year ago
  • l_j
    A _dogs___ dinner. never heard of that.
    Cool gave, :)
    LikeReply 21 year ago
  • nux
    got 8/10 for a first timer.
    LikeReply 41 year ago
  • oluwasemilore_o
    I got all of them and one second
    LikeReply 31 year ago
  • wyattb.03823
    i got2/10
    LikeReply 21 year ago
  • wyattb.03823
    im new so new!
    LikeReply 11 year ago
  • colinj.97011
    Number 5 should be 'you're preaching to the converted'.
    LikeReply 21 year ago
  • showzee12
    49 seconds 100%. Woo-Hoo
    LikeReply 21 year ago
  • 98765456789
    i got 10/11

    haha
    LikeReply 22 years ago
  • lumpenfrau
    I believe that "eek" is what ladies in cartoons say when they glimpse a mouse, whereas I only "eke" out a living, and have never "eeked" in my entire life!
    LikeReply 42 years ago
    • acronimous
      Right! This is fixed now...
      LikeReply 22 years ago
  • sandrah.51226
    easy
    LikeReply 12 years ago
  • BardG
    Hey, what about my previous comment, the one that I registered to publish?
    Hmm, don't forget, phrases.com, you still owe me a beer! A watched "kettle"... nobody says that.
    LikeReply 82 years ago
    • cablin
      It's definitely "A watched POT never boils." Brits might use 'kettle,' though. Is the creator of that question British?
      LikeReply 51 year ago
  • BardG
    I think my time would be considerably better if not for the latency of my browser.
    LikeReply 22 years ago
  • shaun_m
    Come on, 10/10 in 60 seconds. Banging out these phrases.
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Classylilbit6
    It was pretty fun but luckily I knew what was meant because normally people say the cat got your tongue not caught, or hit the hay not the sack but maybe it depends on where you possibly live
    LikeReply 22 years ago
  • brisierra_c
    EEk out a living? Never heard of it. eek represents a sound like a shriek. This makes no sense at all.
    LikeReply 22 years ago
    • OneBigFig
      Should be “eke”, not “eek”. The phrase means “to subsist”
      LikeReply 62 years ago
  • Turtle
    A bit confused as to whether this quiz is supposed to be based on British English or American English, as most of the idioms I encountered were American English, except... in American English, the phrase is "a watched pot never boils" (as Americans use pots much more often than they use kettles); "a watched kettle never boils" is the British English term, making it confusing which one is being used. It sounds like it goes in the other direction too, using "two cents" instead of "two pence".
    This quiz should have the English language one split into British and American (and maybe even Australian), as the one area the two dialects differ most is with regard to idioms; this itself gave rise to the phrase "separated by a common language". At the very least have a little flag or abbreviation next to the question indicating where the phrase is from. 
    LikeReply 112 years ago
  • ajwofjiew
    But, I still agree.
    LikeReply 12 years ago
  • MS.RUBY
    09/10 in 01:02 ................... I don't like the "big" draw. It should have been a "quick" draw!
    LikeReply 72 years ago
  • Beeweewee
    I think you should add meanings to the phrases. It would be more efficient to learn
    LikeReply 112 years ago
  • calib.66597
    Question two is ambiguously worded. Here in the UK, its "Two pence worth"
    LikeReply 52 years ago

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