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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 Quizzes in category Idioms and Proverbs
61
Weird Words & Phrases 10 questions

Have you ever been told something that makes it hard to "keep a stiff upper lip" (not cry) or a "straight face" (not laugh)? Weird words and expressions make the best insults, compliments, and jokes. And some common words come from surprising places.
Easy
jacobjosh
1680 plays
62
Speaking Proverbially 10 questions

In this quiz you will find a mixture of proverbs. Have a go at answering the questions and see how many of them you can recognise.
Very Easy
Jomarion
2169 plays
63
Everyday Expressions 10 questions

The photos in each question should remind you of a common idiom or saying. I will provide clues to help you figure out the answer, which is to be written in the blank.
Easy
austinnene
828 plays
64
Pot Calling the Kettle Black 10 questions

The 'pot calling the kettle black' is just one of the idioms involving items from around the house. This quiz has questions about other household items which can be used this way. A couple may be UK specific.
Average
rossian
Apr 27 17
483 plays
65
You Are Such an Idiom! 10 questions

A little learning can be a dangerous thing, but if you know your idioms, then your answers won't need to be a shot in the dark.
Easy
surdoux
2076 plays
66
Idiomatic Language 10 questions

When people express themselves in idiomatic language,they use 'traditional phrasings' that have a fixed form and a meaning that goes beyond the strict literal sense of the words. See which "standing expressions" suit the contexts given below.
Average
flem-ish
7470 plays
67
Idioms in the Funeral Trade 10 questions

Every profession has its own idioms and sayings. These expressions are used in the funeral industry. I'll tell you the expression, and you tell me what it translates to, for those of us not in the trade!
Average
skunkee
3789 plays
68
Things My Grandma Says 10 questions

My Grandma, and probably yours as well, has a treasure trove of sayings handed down over the generations. Many have become universal.
Average
Christinap
1485 plays
69
Finish My Proverb 10 questions

Here is a list of ten proverbs for you to complete - and the history or origin behind most of them. Have fun.
Average
Creedy
1782 plays
70
Hats Off to You 10 questions

This is a quiz about common English idioms that include 'hat' in the sayings! Have fun with this quiz!
Very Easy
MyGirl2000
1302 plays
71
The Bitter Truth 10 questions

Many idioms and sayings are in fact some of the bitter truths of life.
Easy
Christinap
1032 plays
72
Three- Step Idioms And Phrasings 10 questions

For reasons that are not fully understandable we like to hear things in resounding wave patterns. In particular, three-step rhythmic patterns have always been popular with the great 'communicators'. Check how well acquainted you are with such phrasings.
Easy
flem-ish
5451 plays
73
One Idiom Leads To Another 10 questions

The English language must be baffling to those trying to learn it. Much of our everyday speech consists of idioms that are difficult to understand - unless you know the story behind them. I hope you will have fun with this quiz!
Average
daver852
840 plays
74
Rewritten Idioms 10 questions

Can you work out which are the real idioms in the following ten, all of which are given to you in re-written form. Good luck. (No extra punctuation needed)
Average
Creedy
Apr 23 17
309 plays
75
Wear an Idiom 10 questions

Correctly match the item of clothing to complete these well known idioms.
Very Easy
zorba_scank
Jun 20 17
960 plays
76
Money In Idioms, or This Quiz Is a Dime a Dozen 10 questions

This is a quiz about idioms in the English language that involve coins or money in some form. Most of the questions are drawn from American English.
Very Easy
daver852
1281 plays
77
Don't Be Such an Idiom! 10 questions

Don't be such an idiom! In the English world, there are so many English idioms that one like you may not exactly understand. Don't be fooled by what they seem to mean, or you'll be in hot water! What? You don't know what that means? *facepalm*
Very Easy
superfan123
1551 plays
78
A Wing and a Prayer 10 questions

English is rich in idioms and sayings. Some of these are centuries old. Follow me on my walk through some of these.
Average
pdk42
549 plays
79
Which Idiom Did I Use at the Party? 10 questions

I went to a party and overheard several conversations that guests were having. I'll tell you the things I heard, and you tell me the idiom I used in response to their conversations! Good luck!
Very Easy
brooke26
1860 plays
80
Five Golden Rings 10 questions

I was surprised to learn that the 'Five Golden Rings' in "The Twelve Days of Christmas" were actually ring-necked pheasants. It got me thinking about other uses of the word 'ring'. How many do you know?
Easy
reedy
1311 plays
81
Why Did I Say That? 10 questions

There are many idioms and phrases we use every day without fully understanding their initial meaning or origin. Do this quiz and you will be able to answer the question, 'Why did I say that?'
Average
ojen
1452 plays
82
Twas a Cold, Cold Day 10 questions

This is my first quiz. Try getting Mr. Grumps warm by answering all questions correctly. All the idioms used contain the word cold.
Very Easy
Verne47
1122 plays
83
Left By the Whey-Side 10 questions

Dr. Linguisti is an English professor. His students love him, but he always mixes up his sayings. Just the other day, Dr. Linguisti said "left by the whey side" instead of "fall by the wayside!" Can you help his students figure out the correct idioms?
Easy
jbogacik
696 plays
84
With Love from Me to You 10 questions

The English language has scores of phrases that make reference to love. Do you know what each of these 'love' phrases means?
Difficult
Cymruambyth
4953 plays
85
Pushing Daisies 10 questions

Mr. Body is missing and Inspector Clueless interviewed nine witnesses to learn what happened, but he is, well, clueless. As a certified FunTrivia detective, you can look at his notes and help the Inspector figure out what happened to poor Mr. Body.
Average
adam36
690 plays
86
All About Fall 15 questions

This is a quiz for the first day of fall this year. In the United States, people mostly say "fall," not "autumn." This quiz, like my previous heart quiz, looks at the word "fall" in a variety of ways. I hope you enjoy seeing various ways to say "fall."
Easy
Windswept
1863 plays
87
There's a Saying About That 10 questions

Some of the wisest advice comes from proverbs, although some proverbs contradict one another. How well do you know these proverbs?
Easy
Toeknee448
1692 plays
88
In a Manner of Speaking 10 questions

These cliches and idioms are used very frequently - but do you actually know what they mean?
Very Easy
mcsheffrey19
1944 plays
89
The Incomplete Proverb Quiz 10 questions

In this quiz you will be given the first half of a generally well known proverb and it's up to you to choose the correct second half.
Very Easy
lampshade56
1824 plays
90
Let's Talk Musical Sayings 10 questions

You don't need to be musical or have any musical knowledge to do this quiz. These are everyday sayings that include a reference to something musical. Can you complete them?
Easy
Toeknee448
1785 plays
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