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QUIZ: Do You Know These Common Phrases In English?

Edited By: Natalia Jones
 Having good grammar and spelling is not enough to be a proficient and eloquent English speaker, and knowing common phrases and idioms is arguably as important of a skill as any, and a sign of true mastery of any language. To challenge your knowledge of English phrases and idioms, we have compiled this quiz that features 16 very common phrases, and your task is to complete those phrases with a missing word. Ready?
bag
 
 
Let the ____ out of the bag.
Cat
Secret
Parrot
Air
sliced bread
 
 
The best thing since sliced ____.
Bread
Cheese
Carrots
Salami
bush
 
 
Stop beating ____ the bush.
Around
In
Inside
Through
sparks
 
 
Not a glimmer of ____.
Decency
Intelligence
Fun
Interest
quarterback
 
 
____ morning quarterback.
Monday
Saturday
Friday
Sunday
candles
 
 
Burn the midnight ____.
Oil
Candles
Wood
Blankets
cloud
 
 
Every cloud has a ____ lining.
Silver
Gold
Grey
Positive
time
 
 
____ is the thief of time.
Procrastination
Laziness
Age
Sleep
chickens
 
 
Don't count your chickens before they ____.
Hatch
Eat
Multiply
Fly
the end
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It ain't over till ____.
the fat lady sings
I say so
the sun sets
the dog barks
eyes
 
 
Pull the ____ over your eyes.
Wool
Cotton
Cloth
Curtain
love
 
 
____ makes the heart grow fonder.
Absence
Patience
A romantic first date
Diligence
fortune cat
 
 
Fortune ____ the bold.
Favores
Stops
Controls
Spoils
busy
 
 
As busy as a one-armed ____.
Paperhanger
Businessman
Climber
Cook
stone
 
 
A rolling stone gathers no____.
Moss
Dust
Momentum
Wisdom
baloons
 
 
The course of true love never did ____.
Run smooth
Fly free
Lie down
End well
Better luck next time!
oops
 
The good thing about phrases is that it’s not rocket science and you can learn new ones quite easily. Why not look up the meaning of the phrases you missed and start using them right away? They will greatly enrich your language.
That’s the way to do it!
high five
 
Your mastery of English phrases is worthy of applause! Overall, you did a great job, answering over half of the questions right, but at the same time, some of your answers didn’t quite cut the mustard, so why not try again?
Impressive Work!
applause
 
Wow, it seems like this quiz was a piece of cake to you! You got most, if not all questions right, and we can tell that you can express yourself on a very advanced level in the English language, so much so that very few people can match your deep and exceptional knowledge.
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