Register New Player
Welcome to our world of fun trivia quizzes and quiz games:
In a Manner of Speaking
Idioms and Proverbs
"These cliches and idioms are used very frequently - but do you actually know what they mean?"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
What does 'as the crow flies' mean?
The way in which a crow flies
The shortest distance between two points
Comparing how crows fly to how other birds do
A description for a straight road
What does 'paint the town red' mean?
Vandalise the buildings in the town
Go out and enjoy yourself
Paint the outside of your house red
Have a very violent fight
What does 'it's raining cats and dogs' mean?
It's raining very heavily
Through a freak weather event, it is actually raining cats and dogs
The area is overrun with cats and dogs
Rain which seems to make noises like dogs barking and cats meowing
What does 'at the eleventh hour' mean?
At 11 o'clock
At the last minute
After you have been awake for eleven hours
When it is too late
What does 'jump the gun' mean?
Jump over a gun
Start doing something before you should
Do something that you should never do
What does 'let sleeping dogs lie' mean?
Dogs cannot be trusted to be truthful
Never wake a sleeping dog
Leave things as they are
Dogs should not be made to sleep standing up
What does 'to wear your welcome out' mean?
To stay for longer than the host wishes
To wear a welcome (item of clothing) outside
To make your host extremely tired
To stay so long in one place that you are late for your next appointment
What does 'wet behind the ears' mean?
Covered in water
Keen to do something
Naive or inexperienced
What does 'don't let the cat out of the bag' mean?
Don't be a telltale
Cats should not be carried in bags
Don't disclose a secret
Don't let anyone see that there is a cat in the bag
What is a 'pop quiz' to a North American student?
A surprise test
A quiz that is very popular
A quiz on pop music
A written quiz
Copyright, FunTrivia.com. All Rights Reserved.
Legal / Conditions of Use
Compiled Jun 28 12