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Question 1/10
Score: 0 of 0

Pick the missing word in the following expression:

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15 Comments
  • colinj.97011
    Number 5 should be 'you're preaching to the converted'.
    LikeReplyReport 14 months ago
  • showzee12
    49 seconds 100%. Woo-Hoo
    LikeReplyReport 14 months ago
  • 98765456789
    i got 10/11


    haha
    LikeReplyReport 16 months 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!
    LikeReplyReport 36 months ago
    • acronimous
      Right! This is fixed now...
      LikeReplyReport 15 months ago
  • sandrah.51226
    easy
    LikeReplyReport 17 months 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.
    LikeReplyReport 77 months ago
    • cablin
      It's definitely "A watched POT never boils." Brits might use 'kettle,' though. Is the creator of that question British?
      LikeReplyReport 13 months ago
  • BardG
    I think my time would be considerably better if not for the latency of my browser.
    LikeReplyReport 27 months ago
  • shaun_m
    Come on, 10/10 in 60 seconds. Banging out these phrases.
    LikeReplyReport7 months 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
    LikeReplyReport 17 months ago
  • brisierra_c
    EEk out a living? Never heard of it. eek represents a sound like a shriek. This makes no sense at all.
    LikeReplyReport 27 months ago
    • OneBigFig
      Should be “eke”, not “eek”. The phrase means “to subsist”
      LikeReplyReport 67 months 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. 
    LikeReplyReport 98 months ago
  • ajwofjiew
    But, I still agree.
    LikeReplyReport 18 months ago
  • MS.RUBY
    09/10 in 01:02 ................... I don't like the "big" draw. It should have been a "quick" draw!
    LikeReplyReport 49 months ago
  • Beeweewee
    I think you should add meanings to the phrases. It would be more efficient to learn
    LikeReplyReport 89 months ago
  • calib.66597
    Question two is ambiguously worded. Here in the UK, its "Two pence worth"
    LikeReplyReport 39 months ago

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