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1. What does Uncle Charlie mean when he exclaims, "Well, isn't that the dog's breakfast?"
2. Select the correct answer to fill in the blank and complete the expression.
When Uncle Charlie sees you in the morning he says genially: "Why, look what _____ dragged in!"
3. You are excited, nervous and jittery. Which of these expressions would Uncle Charlie *not* use to describe the state you're in?
4. Your bicycle is in the repair shop, but you have someplace to go. Uncle Charlie shrugs unsympathetically and tells you to go by shanks' pony. What on earth does he mean?
True or false: To go by shanks' pony or shanks' mare means to go on foot, to walk.
5. You've broken the rules. Uncle Charlie seems secretly to be on your side, so he gives you a friendly warning. He might say your mother is going to have kittens when she finds out, or he might say she's going to have a cow. Either way, what can he possibly mean?
6. Uncle Charlie has a few expressions involving hens that he uses from time to time. Which of these is *not* one of them?
7. What does Uncle Charlie call you when you are impatient?
8. Uncle Charlie always has something to say about obdurate people. He might say such a person is stubborn as a mule or obstinate as a jackass. Other times he might say resignedly that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him do something. What can you *not* make the horse do?
9. Select the correct answer to fill in the blank and complete the expression.
If Uncle Charlie wants to warn you that something might not last he says, "One _____ does not make a summer."
10. If Uncle Charlie thinks something seems suspicious or not quite as it should be, he might say it's mighty fishy. Or, he might use a more old fashioned expression and say he smells a certain animal. Which animal does he smell?
Source: Author Catreona
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