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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 261 quizzes and 2,610 trivia questions in this category.
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trivia quiz  Are You a Member of the Caterpillar Club? 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, lompocjoe, Apr 29 14

The English language is fascinating! It's filled with picturesque expressions, some as common as the nose on your face...others as obscure as 'Billy Taylor being carried off to sea'.
Apr 29 14
438 plays
trivia quiz  Weather Sayings from Olde England 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Toeknee448, Jul 20 13

Here are some more of the old sayings my mother used. These are concerned with the weather in England. If you don't recognize them, try looking for the rhymes.
Jul 20 13
2160 plays
trivia quiz  Where did that come from? 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, LillianRock, Jan 30 10

In everyday life, we use a lot of common words and phrases. While many are nautical in origin, others come from elsewhere. Here are some from all over the place. Some of them are even interesting. I hope you think so.
Jan 30 10
996 plays
trivia quiz  Say What? 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, coachpauly, Jun 01 17

Have you ever been curious where some everyday phrases actually come from? Hopefully this quiz might throw some light on a few.
coachpauly gold member
Jun 01 17
372 plays
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.
Wizzid gold member
Nov 03 09
2085 plays
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.
Jan 22 02
3000 plays
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.
Jan 26 02
6771 plays
trivia quiz  More Proverbs 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Jan 26 02

Beware: British English proverbs. Multiple choice.
Jan 26 02
5409 plays
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.
Apr 11 12
651 plays
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?
Aug 22 05
5754 plays
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.
Creedy gold member
Jul 12 10
1449 plays
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?
szabs gold member
May 16 12
471 plays
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.
May 25 03
3258 plays
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?
kaddarsgirl gold member
Oct 16 12
2886 plays
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?
Sep 22 01
3405 plays
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?
lowtechmaster gold member
Oct 20 15
396 plays
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.
Aug 10 01
4068 plays
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.
Feb 19 14
486 plays
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).
researcher53 gold member
Oct 30 16
474 plays
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.
Jul 14 02
3441 plays
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.
Nov 11 01
2175 plays
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?
Jun 02 09
1080 plays
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.
Jun 28 03
3240 plays
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.
Nov 22 12
1260 plays
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.
Dec 13 13
858 plays
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'.
Mar 31 16
303 plays
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.
Oct 12 01
2061 plays
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)
Jun 09 03
2016 plays
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