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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.   

There are 256 quizzes and 2,560 trivia questions in this category.
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trivia quiz  Origin of the Phrase 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Foxicat, Aug 14 02

Have you ever wondered what was the origin of a particular phrase? Here are a few that you may have used yourself, see if you can figure out where they came from.
Average
Foxicat
1962 plays
122.
trivia quiz  A Very Sick Quiz 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Wizzid, Nov 03 09

Although it's really nothing to laugh about, the act of vomiting has inspired some highly amusing euphemisms. Try to test your knowledge of them without "growling in the grass" yourself.
Average
Wizzid gold member
2016 plays
123.
trivia quiz  'Ding- Dong' Style Idioms 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Jan 22 02

Many idioms have successive syllables that begin and also end in same way. Only the vowels change.Example: tick-tock, ding-dong. In linguistics this is called reduplication. See which of these you can identify. Hyphens are optional.
Average
flem-ish
2994 plays
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trivia quiz  More Proverbs 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Jan 26 02

Beware: British English proverbs. Multiple choice.
Average
flem-ish
5352 plays
125.
trivia quiz  The Wisdom of Proverbs 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Jan 26 02

We often use proverbs to illustrate our points of views. It's a matter of debate whether they are mere cliche-wisdom or mature wisdom. Anyway, here you can check how well acquainted you are with such traditional sayings.
Average
flem-ish
6660 plays
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trivia quiz  Mean What You Say 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, 57wordsmith, Aug 22 05

Ever wonder the meaning behind the idioms and sayings we speak?
Average
57wordsmith
5727 plays
127.
trivia quiz  Proverbially Speaking 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jul 12 10

See if you can choose the correct word to finish off each of the following proverbs out of the four words given for each one.
Average
Creedy gold member
1227 plays
128.
trivia quiz  The Book of Proverbs 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, szabs, May 16 12

Proverbs are used in everyday language since centuries, but they don't all originate from the Book of Proverbs in the Bible. Most of them are based on everyday life, and come from different countries around the world. How many of these do you know?
Average
szabs gold member
453 plays
129.
trivia quiz  Is That an Idiom in Your Pants? 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, McAngus, Apr 11 12

Let's take a look at some commonly misused, misunderstood or seemingly nonsensical idioms, figures of speech and quotes. Don't worry; this is not a list of nit-picky grammatical pet peeves...mostly.
Tough
McAngus
645 plays
130.
trivia quiz  Idiomatically Speaking. 20 questions
Average, 20 Qns, Fiachra, May 25 03

A quiz to test your knowledge of idioms and where they came from. There may be a slight UK bias in some questions. Best of luck and as ever have fun.
Average
Fiachra
3171 plays
131.
trivia quiz  I Caught a Cold 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, kaddarsgirl, Oct 16 12

Rin, a young woman and a green Police Detective, goes through her days in idiomatic fashion. This quiz is about her "cold" idioms. Can you keep a cool head, look at the cold facts, and pull from your frozen memory these idioms' "cold" meanings?
Average
kaddarsgirl gold member
2817 plays
132.
trivia quiz  More Proverbs 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Sep 22 01

Proverbs are fun ....They pop up in ads, headlines etc. -Do you know what the missing parts are in these?
Tough
flem-ish
3393 plays
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trivia quiz  Phrases Coined In The King James Bible 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, lowtechmaster, Oct 20 15

The King James Version of the Bible introduced over 250 phrases into the English language. (Shakespeare introduced about 100.) How many of these Biblical phrases can you recognize?
Tough
lowtechmaster gold member
378 plays
134.
trivia quiz  English is a Biblical Language! 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, richie_007, Feb 19 14

This is an interesting and enjoyable quiz about the most published Book of all time and its link to often-used proverbs and phrases. Most Scripture references are from the NIV version of The Holy Bible.
Average
richie_007
471 plays
135.
trivia quiz  English Proverbs 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Aug 10 01

You get part of the proverb and have to select the correct 'missing part' from a set of four.
Tough
flem-ish
4062 plays
136.
trivia quiz  Southern Sayin's 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, mhuirnin, Jul 14 02

These are sayin's found commonly in the South. I made them pretty easy with lots of hints.
Average
mhuirnin
3417 plays
137.
trivia quiz  Forgotten 1800s' Idioms 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, researcher53, Oct 30 16

Idioms are fun and descriptive although some slip through the cracks throughout time. Here are ten (10) of those forgotten idioms from the 1800s. I state the idiom and you select the correct meaning. Easy as that (not really).
Tough
researcher53 gold member
462 plays
138.
trivia quiz  Going Dutch In English 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Nov 11 01

When English goes Dutch, it's seldom to praise the 'Hollanders'. This quiz is about English expressions that include the word 'Dutch'. And NO, they don't all have negative connotations.
Tough
flem-ish
2169 plays
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trivia quiz  Monday's Child 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, sidnobls, Jun 02 09

The days of the week upon which children are born determine the nature of their character. Are you like others born on the same day? How much do you know about this ancient prophesy poem?
Tough
sidnobls
1071 plays
140.
trivia quiz  Never Saying What We Mean 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rialto88, Jun 28 03

So many times we say one thing to mean something else. Let's test your skill and knowledge in this area of English language. A quiz written in England, but which will probably be just as relevant to all English speaking nations.
Average
rialto88
3216 plays
141.
trivia quiz  Call It a Night! 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, MyGirl2000, Nov 22 12

This is a quiz about idioms with the word "night" in them.
Easy
MyGirl2000
1245 plays
142.
trivia quiz  The Early Bird 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, paa2isback, Dec 13 13

Our friend Rovio has participated in a quiz contest, 'The Winner Takes the Worm', but he is having a hard time as he is a dim-wit little fellow. Help him out answering questions associated with proverbs, idioms and phrases to help him get the reward.
Easy
paa2isback
834 plays
143.
match quiz  The Last Straw 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, suomy, Mar 31 16

Match the brief definition of each idiom with an item from the list. The correct item forms part of the idiom. Thus, the brief definition 'niggle causes large reaction' could be paired with 'straw' as found in the title of this quiz 'The Last Straw'.
Difficult
suomy
297 plays
144.
trivia quiz  They Go Together 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, finlady, Oct 12 01

They go together like night and day. Example: What phrase means clear cut? ________ and _______, answer: cut and dried. In your answer be sure to use the word 'and'. Have fun.
Tough
finlady
2058 plays
145.
trivia quiz  Are you a wise ol' owl? 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, funnyx4, Jun 09 03

Complete these popular proverbs by filling in the blanks.(The number of spaces in each blank is the number of letters in each answer.) All questions have 2 answers - separate them with a space.(Ex. word1 word2)
Average
funnyx4
1950 plays
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