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Idiomatic and proverbial language gives us some of our most colorful phrases and most familiar wisdom. An idiom is a figure of speech that often makes no sense when taken literally; you can be in a pickle if you don't understand them! Meanwhile, a proverb is a common saying that expresses some piece of folk wisdom.

Come try our quizzes on English idioms and proverbs from around the world! After all, nothing ventured, nothing gained.   

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trivia quiz  Original Objects Editor choice cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, uglybird, Oct 31 04

The meaning of these prepositional phrases has evolved over time. Do you know the original "object" of the preposition? I'll PLANT a hint for the next question in each question the way I've PLANTED a hint for my first question in this sentence.
Tough
uglybird gold member
Oct 31 04
8805 plays
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trivia quiz  Nationality Words In Idioms Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Nov 16 02

In idioms we often refer to nationalities. A ludicrously incongruous statement may be called an "Irish bull", and drink-induced courage may be termed "Dutch courage". This quiz is about similar nationality-linked idioms.
Average
flem-ish
Nov 16 02
82338 plays
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trivia quiz  In Other Words, Dumb Editor choice cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Wizzid, Oct 30 09

This quiz features some of the more common and amusing expressions that are used to imply dim-wittedness. If you're "not all there", you should be here.
Easy
Wizzid gold member
Oct 30 09
8685 plays
4.
photo quiz  What Is He On? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, LadyCaitriona, Apr 11 11

No, it's not a rhetorical question! Think you can complete these ten idioms? You're on!
Average
LadyCaitriona gold member
Apr 11 11
7962 plays
5.
trivia quiz  Turn to Learn cool 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, jmorrow, Mar 21 15

If you'd like to turn your hand to a quiz with lots of rhyming / Then turn off that TV, the radio, or whatever it is you're doing / 'Cause it's your turn to learn about some 'turn'-related sayings.
Very Easy
jmorrow editor
Mar 21 15
2436 plays
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photo quiz  Book of Proverbs cool 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, May 15 12

Searching through my local library I came across a picture book about proverbs. Let me tell you-- I've never had more trouble understanding a picture book. A picture is worth a thousand words, so can you help me out by making sense of these?
Very Easy
kyleisalive editor
May 15 12
5469 plays
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trivia quiz  In Sickness and in Health cool 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, rossian, Jul 26 12

Are you feeling on top of the world, or are you a bit run down? Either way, I hope you enjoy playing this quiz about idioms connected to health.
Very Easy
rossian editor
Jul 26 12
3414 plays
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trivia quiz  The Many Meanings of "Run" cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Dec 03 08

In English, one word can say a great deal, and "run" is one of those words. I'm about to have dinner with my good friends Arun and Brunhilde, but they always pepper their conversation with "run" words and phrases; can you help me work out what they mean?
Easy
CellarDoor gold member
Dec 03 08
5571 plays
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trivia quiz  Euphemistically Speaking cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, uglybird, Oct 04 04

Whether you wish to assess your ability to replace an indelicate term with one that is inoffensive, or to brush up on the telling of the occasional polite lie, you may wish to avail yourself of the opportunity this humble quiz presents.
Average
uglybird gold member
Oct 04 04
11616 plays
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trivia quiz  Laundry Day cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, darthrevan89, Sep 01 09

Welcome to the Idiomatic Laundromat, where the most eccentric customers are served with a smile and every article of clothing relates to a well-known idiom or proverb. To answer each question, you'll need to complete the defined idiom. Happy Laundry Day!
Easy
darthrevan89
Sep 01 09
4386 plays
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trivia quiz  Words In Custody cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, uglybird, Jun 07 04

English usage imposes limits on the company some words usually keep. Aspersions are most often "cast", and there is seldom "kith" without "kin". See if you know which word seems to be the constant (or at least frequent) companion of the other.
Average
uglybird gold member
Jun 07 04
7065 plays
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trivia quiz  In Bed with Idioms cool 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, thegogga, May 21 08

There are several idioms and proverbs that we use today that refer to beds. How many of them do you know?
Very Easy
thegogga
May 21 08
7119 plays
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trivia quiz  It's All Greek to Me! cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Sep 09 09

My boss has a major problem at work and needs me to come in and sort it out. What is in store for me? A trip around the world in idiomatic terms it seems.
Average
Snowman gold member
Sep 09 09
2484 plays
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trivia quiz  All in the Family cool 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, jmorrow, Dec 20 13

Oh brother. Idioms containing kinship terms are so well-known, they're really child's play. Are you ready for the mother of all quizzes on familial expressions? Here are some phrases and other English language sayings that keep it all in the family.
Very Easy
jmorrow editor
Dec 20 13
2580 plays
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trivia quiz  Tipping the Scales cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Mar 02 11

A challenge by PDAZ on the Author chatboard got me thinking about different idioms and words using 'tip'. Here are ten of them.
Easy
zorba_scank gold member
Mar 02 11
5961 plays
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trivia quiz  In Other Words cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, bassman68, Oct 03 08

All of us are familiar with the old cliches---after all, they're "as plain as the nose on your face." But, let's see if we can figure out what they are when they are stated in unfamiliar terms. Let's go.
Easy
bassman68
Oct 03 08
5724 plays
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trivia quiz  Passing, Idiomatically cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, poshprice, Mar 19 14

The English language has an abundance of idioms, many of which involve death. How many do you know? Let's play and find out.
Easy
poshprice
Mar 19 14
2118 plays
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trivia quiz  Cold Hands, Warm Heart cool 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, beergirllaura, Sep 23 12

Cold hands, warm heart - this is where we will start. So have some fun, and when you're done, please put your horse before your cart!
Very Easy
beergirllaura
Sep 23 12
3417 plays
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trivia quiz  Health, Illness and Disease cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, poshprice, Aug 31 13

Idioms are a wonderful, and at times wacky, part of everyday speech, and a great number of them involve health, illness and disease. How many do you know? Let's play and find out.
Easy
poshprice
Aug 31 13
3108 plays
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trivia quiz  People and Places in Phrases cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, john_sunseri, Jan 17 10

There are a lot of idioms that reference people and places, and this quiz is about those people and places. How many of them do you know?
Easy
john_sunseri
Jan 17 10
2676 plays
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trivia quiz  An Idiom By Any Other Name 3 cool 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Creedy, Aug 06 15

Ten more rewritten idioms for you. Can you work out how each phrase is more commonly stated? Have fun.
Very Easy
Creedy gold member
Aug 06 15
1521 plays
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trivia quiz  Settle Down cool 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Plodd, Nov 17 12

Settle down and play this quiz on idioms relating to the word "DOWN".
Very Easy
Plodd
Nov 17 12
1875 plays
23.
trivia quiz  All Bark and No Bite cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, ozzz2002, Apr 23 13

A variety of barks and bites for you to sink your teeth into. Simply fill in the gaps.
Easy
ozzz2002 editor
Apr 23 13
1371 plays
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trivia quiz  Idioms Involving Prayer and Heaven cool 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, poshprice, Dec 14 15

A surprising number of idioms involve prayer and Heaven. How many do you know? Let's play and find out.
Very Easy
poshprice
Dec 14 15
1062 plays
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trivia quiz  Origin Of Phrases cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, simon_templar, Mar 25 07

You have heard, and no doubt used, the phrases within this quiz. But do you actually know how the phrase originated? Let's find out. The base source for my answers is "A Pig In A Poke" published 2003.
Tough
simon_templar
Mar 25 07
2811 plays
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match quiz  Match the Proverb cool 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Creedy, Apr 14 16

Can you complete these lesser known proverbs? Have fun.
Very Easy
Creedy gold member
Apr 14 16
1494 plays
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trivia quiz  An Idiom By Any Other Name cool 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Creedy, Mar 19 15

Can you work out these rewritten idioms? Have fun.
Very Easy
Creedy gold member
Mar 19 15
1629 plays
28.
trivia quiz  Nothing Can Be Avoided - Murphy's Law cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Jul 08 13

"If anything can go wrong, it will". What do you know of this and related pessimistic laws and concepts?
Tough
looney_tunes editor
Jul 08 13
1200 plays
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trivia quiz  Speaking of Geography cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Jul 28 14

All of these idioms have something to do with a geographical feature or weather related term.
Easy
zorba_scank gold member
Jul 28 14
1935 plays
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trivia quiz  Literal Idioms cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Tchochkekop, Oct 26 09

Idioms are phrases meant to be taken figuratively, rather than literally. A common English idiom, used literally, completes each of the following clues. The idiom is suggested by the clue itself.
Average
Tchochkekop
Oct 26 09
1563 plays
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