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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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Original Objects

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.
10 Q
Oct 31 04
8436 plays
Clichés Taken Literally

You know the meaning of the cliché but how about the meaning of the individual words? Demonstrate your mastery of the vocabulary of clichés as you answer questions dependent on the literal meanings of the individual words (utilizing my GENEROUS HINTS).
10 Q
Jun 04 04
13407 plays
Nationality Words In Idioms

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.
10 Q
Nov 16 02
77592 plays
In Other Words, Dumb

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.
10 Q
Oct 30 09
7977 plays
What Is He On?

No, it's not a rhetorical question! Think you can complete these ten idioms? You're on!
10 Q
Apr 11 11
7071 plays
Eat Your Words

Idioms have been around for as long as there have been words, and a number of them feature food. I've managed to serve up ten of them for you here. Bon appetit!
Very Easy
10 Q
Dec 14 10
4803 plays
Book of Proverbs

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
10 Q
May 15 12
4971 plays
The Many Meanings of "Run"

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?
10 Q
Dec 03 08
4992 plays
Euphemistically Speaking

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.
10 Q
Oct 04 04
11193 plays
Turn to Learn

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
10 Q
Mar 21 15
1290 plays
Speak Your Meat

Meat isn't just delicious -- it's also useful for saying what you mean! Here are ten English idioms that all hinge on meat and meat products; see if you know the full flavor of their meaning.
10 Q
Apr 30 12
2517 plays
Laundry Day

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!
10 Q
Sep 01 09
3897 plays
Words In Custody

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.
10 Q
Jun 07 04
6660 plays
In Bed with Idioms

There are several idioms and proverbs that we use today that refer to beds. How many of them do you know?
Very Easy
10 Q
May 21 08
6441 plays
It's All Greek to Me!

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.
10 Q
Sep 09 09
1992 plays
In Sickness and in Health

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
10 Q
Jul 26 12
2619 plays
All in the Family

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
10 Q
Dec 20 13
1407 plays
Kick Up Your Heels for Cliches

It's time to knuckle down and see what you know about these clichés with a key word starting with "K". You'll do well if you keep your fingers crossed.
10 Q
Dec 23 15
585 plays
In Other Words

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.
10 Q
Oct 03 08
5121 plays
Idioms Involving Prayer and Heaven

A surprising number of idioms involve prayer and Heaven. How many do you know? Let's play and find out.
Very Easy
10 Q
Dec 14 15
561 plays
Passing, Idiomatically

The English language has an abundance of idioms, many of which involve death. How many do you know? Let's play and find out.
10 Q
Mar 19 14
1593 plays
Tipping the Scales

A challenge by PDAZ on the Author chatboard got me thinking about different idioms and words using 'tip'. Here are ten of them.
10 Q
Mar 02 11
5142 plays
People and Places in Phrases

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?
10 Q
Jan 17 10
2226 plays
An Idiom By Any Other Name 3

Ten more rewritten idioms for you. Can you work out how each phrase is more commonly stated? Have fun.
Very Easy
10 Q
Aug 06 15
792 plays
Health, Illness and Disease

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.
10 Q
Aug 31 13
1272 plays
Slinging Hash at the Diner

It's a shame that there aren't many diners around anymore, at least not where I live. They were so rich in atmosphere, including their own colourful lingo that was yelled back and forth between waitress and cook. Can you figure out what it all meant?
10 Q
Apr 10 04
4590 plays
From An Apple A Day to Zip It, It's Idioms A-Z

I don't know why, but I always like hearing different idioms and learning about them. Here's how it works: you fill in the blank of the sentence by choosing what choice it is.
Very Easy
25 Q
Jun 14 07
5613 plays
Settle Down

Settle down and play this quiz on idioms relating to the word "DOWN".
Very Easy
10 Q
Nov 17 12
1536 plays
Speak Your Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are good for your body -- and for expressing what you mean! Here are ten English idioms that all hinge on fruits and vegetables; see if you know the full flavor of their meaning.
Very Easy
10 Q
Mar 29 11
1743 plays
Wrong Turn of Phrase?

Far from being incorrect, sometimes using 'wrong' in the right place is perfect! This quiz explores some common idiomatic expressions which include the word 'wrong'.
10 Q
Feb 01 15
621 plays
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