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Oh! That's Such a Cliché
Idioms and Proverbs
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Which of these options best describes the phrase "a back seat driver"?
A driver with long arms and legs
A long-sighted driver
An inappropriate person giving orders
It makes reversing easier
What does it mean when we say, "it never rains, but it pours"?
An ominous weather forecast
To take a pessimistic view of events
It's monsoon season
Many problems occurring simultaneously
If we say, "led up the garden path" what does it mean?
To be tricked or misled
To help someone with poor eyesight
Being pointed towards a specific goal
A very poor sense of direction
Which of these statements best describes the expression "in at the death"?
To be there at the conclusion of an event
Arriving too late to affect the outcome of events
Family and relations looking for the last will and testament
To become a funeral director
The expression "kick the bucket" means to lose your temper.
What of these are you doing if you "Put the cart before the horse"?
You've put the harness on the wrong end of the horse
Trying to drive the cart in reverse
Not sure in which direction to travel
Doing things in the wrong order
If you "wash your dirty linen in public" what are you doing?
You are using a communal washhouse
Your washing machine is broken and the utility room is flooded
Openly discussing family problems
You have pride in how white your linen is
If you were told you needed to "tighten your belt" it would mean you had lost weight.
Which word is missing from this expression?
"Cut off your ______ to spite your face."
And finally, what does the expression "over a barrel" mean?
An old English sporting custom
To be in a position of disadvantage
Someone whose had too much to drink
Angry and liable to explode with rage
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Compiled Jun 19 13