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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.
277 quizzes and 3,878 trivia questions.
  Nationality Words In Idioms editor best quiz top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Dec 23 15
85599 plays
  What Is He On What Is He On? best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
No, it's not a rhetorical question! Think you can complete these ten idioms? You're on!
Average, 10 Qns, LadyCaitriona, Sep 02 16
LadyCaitriona gold member
Sep 02 16
8583 plays
  Book of Proverbs Book of Proverbs best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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 Qns, kyleisalive, May 15 12
Very Easy
kyleisalive editor
5909 plays
  Common and Not-So-Common Sayings great trivia quiz - 20 questions - 2 mins
Its amazing how many sayings are spoken in everyday conversations. Here are some sayings, some you will know, some you will not. Enjoy!
Easier, 20 Qns, Ford Escort, Jun 12 20
Ford Escort
Jun 12 20
17401 plays
  Common Idioms - 10 questions - 2 mins
This is a quiz about idioms and idiomatic expressions :)
Very Easy, 10 Qns, christiebohne, Mar 05 22
Very Easy
christiebohne gold member
Mar 05 22
625 plays
  Euphemistically Speaking best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, 10 Qns, uglybird, May 01 22
uglybird gold member
May 01 22
12064 plays
  All in the Family best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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 Qns, jmorrow, Jan 07 14
Very Easy
jmorrow editor
3235 plays
  Finish My Idiom top quiz - 25 questions - 2 mins
Can you complete these twenty-five idioms with their correct endings? Have fun!
Very Easy, 25 Qns, Creedy, Jul 22 17
Very Easy
Creedy gold member
Jul 22 17
1903 plays
  Cold Hands, Warm Heart top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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, 10 Qns, beergirllaura, Sep 23 12
Very Easy
3998 plays
  Original Objects editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
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, 10 Qns, uglybird, Sep 30 11
uglybird gold member
9103 plays
trivia question Quick Question
What does it mean to be 'over the hill'?

From Quiz "Speaking of Geography"

I've just had fun making these images in Microsoft Paint. Do they help you answer the questions about these idioms and proverbs?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Shadowmyst2004, Feb 19 16
Recommended for grades: 7,8,9
Very Easy
Feb 19 16
1725 plays
  This Quiz is The End This Quiz is The End popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
They say that all good things must come to an end but can you tell me what you will find at the end of each of these phrases? (source:
Very Easy, 10 Qns, funnytrivianna, Jun 20 14
Recommended for grades: 8,9
Very Easy
funnytrivianna gold member
2641 plays
  Match the Idioms great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Can you complete these well known idioms?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Creedy, Oct 14 22
Recommended for grades: 8,9,10
Very Easy
Creedy gold member
Oct 14 22
1716 plays
  Health, Illness and Disease top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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.
Easier, 10 Qns, poshprice, Aug 31 13
3649 plays
  Match the Proverb top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Can you complete these lesser known proverbs? Have fun.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Creedy, Apr 14 16
Recommended for grades: 11,12
Very Easy
Creedy gold member
Apr 14 16
2030 plays
  Words In Custody best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, 10 Qns, uglybird, Jun 17 16
uglybird gold member
Jun 17 16
7392 plays
  Oh No! I Dropped It! great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
I've dropped ten sayings and idioms and need your help putting them with their actual meaning. Why not drop on by?
Easier, 10 Qns, malik24, Jul 07 20
Jul 07 20
2262 plays
  Speaking of Geography great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 2 mins
All of these idioms have something to do with a geographical feature or weather related term.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Jul 29 14
Very Easy
zorba_scank gold member
2272 plays
  Everyday Expressions Everyday Expressions popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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.
Easier, 10 Qns, austinnene, May 31 15
austinnene gold member
1093 plays
  Easy Proverbs popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 2 mins
This quiz is about fairly traditional proverbs the phrasings of which often have been polished through ages of use. See if you can identify the missing word in all cases.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Jan 10 16
Very Easy
8113 plays
  Everything But the Kitchen Sink popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
English is rich with phrases that make little sense with a literal translation but are nonetheless used every day! Do you recognize the idioms in this quiz? Have a ball!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, PootyPootwell, Jun 24 16
Recommended for grades: 5,6,7,8
Very Easy
PootyPootwell gold member
Jun 24 16
2572 plays
  "Would you like a Hole in the Head?" - 10 questions - 3 mins
In England we do say some strange things don't we? Here are a few examples of this for you to ponder on in a short quiz. Much of this quiz will be recognized and answerable at a global level.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, rialto88, May 15 18
Very Easy
May 15 18
4746 plays
  The Rat Race: At Work With Idioms popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
You're ready to join the work force. You'll need to understand the code phrases and idioms if you want to get ahead. Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, Nealzineatser, Sep 03 17
Nealzineatser gold member
Sep 03 17
1333 plays
  The Incomplete Proverb Quiz popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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, 10 Qns, lampshade56, Jun 23 14
Recommended for grades: 6,7,8
Very Easy
2261 plays
  It's All Greek to Me! best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, 10 Qns, Snowman, Jan 15 20
Snowman gold member
Jan 15 20
2784 plays
  People and Places in Phrases top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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?
Easier, 10 Qns, john_sunseri, Jan 17 10
2945 plays
  Idiomatic Language - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Oct 14 22
Oct 14 22
7865 plays
  Don't Be Such an Idiom! popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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, 10 Qns, superfan123, Jan 18 13
Very Easy
2067 plays
  Match the British Idioms - 10 questions - 3 mins
Here are a few British idioms that I have learned over the years.
Easier, 10 Qns, bwfc10, Jul 31 19
bwfc10 gold member
Jul 31 19
784 plays
  Why Numbers? great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 2 mins
Put two and two together when you play this quiz on idioms relating to NUMBERS.
Easier, 10 Qns, Plodd, Jun 21 17
Jun 21 17
1604 plays
  Nothing Can Be Avoided - Murphy's Law great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
"If anything can go wrong, it will". What do you know of this and related pessimistic laws and concepts?
Tough, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Jul 06 20
looney_tunes editor
Jul 06 20
1480 plays
  Idioms in the Funeral Trade popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, 10 Qns, skunkee, Aug 23 09
skunkee editor
4168 plays
  Weird Words & Phrases popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, jacobjosh, Apr 21 12
Very Easy
1963 plays
  You Are Such An Idiom - 10 questions - 3 mins
Can you complete the missing words from these ten idioms? Have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jun 18 19
Creedy gold member
Jun 18 19
711 plays
  The Bitter Truth popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Many idioms and sayings are in fact some of the bitter truths of life.
Easier, 10 Qns, Christinap, Feb 05 16
1423 plays
  Things My Grandma Says popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
My Grandma, and probably yours as well, has a treasure trove of sayings handed down over the generations. Many have become universal.
Average, 10 Qns, Christinap, Apr 13 11
1877 plays
  Three- Step Idioms And Phrasings - 10 questions - 3 mins
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.
Easier, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Jan 22 21
Jan 22 21
5867 plays
  Speaking Proverbially popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 2 mins
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, 10 Qns, Jomarion, Feb 16 18
Very Easy
Feb 16 18
2509 plays
  Two-Step Idioms - 10 questions - 5 mins
We often use 'two step' patterns for mere rhythmical effect (or emphasis): the 'deaf and dumb', often saying same thing twice as in 'clean and tidy'. Give the second element of such a phrase. Repeat first letter which is given and add the missing letters
Easier, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Apr 13 12
7195 plays
  You Are Such an Idiom! popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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.
Easier, 10 Qns, surdoux, Jun 12 19
surdoux gold member
Jun 12 19
2594 plays
  Buying The Farm - 10 questions - 6 mins
Welcome to the FunTrivia farm, where you are a prospective buyer. The problem is that you have a tendency to use too many idioms in everyday speech, and the farmer will take everything you say literally. Good luck with buying the farm!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, runaway_drive, May 26 14
Very Easy
runaway_drive gold member
1174 plays
  And We Call This English? - 10 questions - 3 mins
See if you know the meanings of these funny phrases, expressions, terms and idioms. This is a multiple choice quiz on commonly heard English jargon that is relatively easy and very comical.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Z-Pistol, Nov 07 21
Very Easy
Nov 07 21
1898 plays
  The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
See how much you know about the meanings of these well-known idioms.
Easier, 10 Qns, emmco, Apr 09 14
2567 plays
  I Lost my Marbles..Have You Found Them? - 10 questions - 3 mins
No, no. Wrong ending to the sentence. There are many idioms and proverbs in the English language, and maybe you know them better than I do. Could you finish the sentences properly?
Easier, 10 Qns, superfan123, May 11 22
May 11 22
2033 plays
  And the Moral of the Story Is... - 10 questions - 4 mins
Ever read a story and wonder why it has been written? A lot of stories have a way of teaching us lessons of life!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Damanhere8888, Oct 06 17
Recommended for grades: 8,9,10
Very Easy
Oct 06 17
2264 plays
  There's a Saying About That popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 2 mins
Some of the wisest advice comes from proverbs, although some proverbs contradict one another. How well do you know these proverbs?
Easier, 10 Qns, Toeknee448, May 26 13
1935 plays
  In a Manner of Speaking - 10 questions - 3 mins
These cliches and idioms are used very frequently - but do you actually know what they mean?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, mcsheffrey19, Dec 12 14
Very Easy
2321 plays
  Do You Know What Phrase This Is - 10 questions - 3 mins
Where do they come up with these crazy sayings? Simple quiz, find the missing word (or two) from some popular phrases.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, GBfan, Jul 04 16
Very Easy
Jul 04 16
1175 plays
  "Heavens to Betsy" and other odd phrases. - 10 questions - 4 mins
Your grandma always says things like "Heavens to Betsy" and other odd phrases. Do you know what she is talking about? Take this interesting quiz and test your knowledge!
Easier, 10 Qns, dixiecap, Apr 07 18
Apr 07 18
3838 plays
  Mean What You Say - 10 questions - 4 mins
Ever wonder the meaning behind the idioms and sayings we speak?
Average, 10 Qns, 57wordsmith, Jul 30 11
5897 plays
  Pushing Daisies popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, 10 Qns, adam36, Jun 19 14
adam36 gold member
879 plays
  Brewer's Bells - 10 questions - 4 mins
Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable is a rich source of unusual uses of words. From that source I have found these phrases involving the word BELL.
Average, 10 Qns, davejacobs, May 07 19
May 07 19
283 plays
  Which Idiom Did I Use at the Party? popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, 10 Qns, brooke26, Sep 08 22
Very Easy
Sep 08 22
2250 plays
  The Lemon Squeezy Pie That Fell Off a Log! - 10 questions - 3 mins
Will you find this quiz easy? If so, how many ways do you know of saying so? It will be a breeze!
Easier, 10 Qns, balaton, Feb 09 18
Feb 09 18
707 plays
  's-Genitives In Standing Expressions - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz deals with 's-genitives occurring in standing expressions,and occasionally in titles of literary works.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Nov 17 13
5194 plays
  The Wisdom of Proverbs - 10 questions - 3 mins
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, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Dec 05 21
Dec 05 21
6897 plays
  What Does That Saying Really Mean? - 10 questions - 2 mins
The following phrases are self explanatory, but you need to fill in the blank! All of the questions are multiple choice - so just have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, Engadine, Mar 09 12
4700 plays
  Proverbially Speaking - 10 questions - 3 mins
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, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jan 15 21
Creedy gold member
Jan 15 21
1758 plays
  One Idiom Leads To Another - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, 10 Qns, daver852, Dec 21 14
daver852 gold member
946 plays
  More Things My Grandma Said - 10 questions - 3 mins
By popular demand (well one person anyway) here are some more sayings from my wise old Grandma.
Average, 10 Qns, Christinap, Oct 09 15
1401 plays
  Weather Sayings from Olde England - 10 questions - 4 mins
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.
Average, 10 Qns, Toeknee448, May 07 21
May 07 21
2519 plays
  A Very Sick Quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, 10 Qns, Wizzid, Nov 03 09
2136 plays
  Southern Sayin's - 10 questions - 5 mins
These are sayin's found commonly in the South. I made them pretty easy with lots of hints.
Average, 10 Qns, mhuirnin, Dec 20 20
Dec 20 20
3574 plays
  Never Saying What We Mean - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, 10 Qns, rialto88, Jun 19 18
Jun 19 18
3328 plays
  Is That an Idiom in Your Pants? - 10 questions - 7 mins
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, 10 Qns, McAngus, Jun 17 14
689 plays
  The Early Bird - 10 questions - 4 mins
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.
Easier, 10 Qns, paa2isback, Jun 25 14
955 plays
  10 Questions on More Proverbs - 10 questions - 4 mins
Beware: British English proverbs. Multiple choice.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Jun 21 13
5467 plays
  'Ding- Dong' Style Idioms - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Dec 03 11
3111 plays
  Are You a Member of the Caterpillar Club? - 10 questions - 6 mins
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'.
Tough, 10 Qns, lompocjoe, Nov 26 21
Nov 26 21
478 plays
  Forgotten 1800s' Idioms - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, 10 Qns, researcher53, Nov 01 16
Nov 01 16
532 plays
  English Proverbs - 10 questions - 4 mins
You get part of the proverb and have to select the correct 'missing part' from a set of four.
Tough, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Jan 02 21
Jan 02 21
4146 plays
  Questions on More Proverbs - 10 questions - 5 mins
Proverbs are fun ....They pop up in ads, headlines etc. -Do you know what the missing parts are in these?
Tough, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Apr 21 02
3438 plays
  Are you a wise ol' owl? - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, 10 Qns, funnyx4, Oct 13 15
2098 plays
  They Go Together - 10 questions - 7 mins
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, 10 Qns, finlady, Feb 15 07
2090 plays
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