English is an incredibly deep language with so many different sayings, proverbs and phrases. Do you know the common English phrases and proverbs used throughout the centuries?
"Half a loaf is better than _________."
'A journey of a thousand miles begins with a __________ step.'
'Jack of all trades, __________ of none.'
'Necessity is the _______________ of invention.'
'Speak softly and carry a _______________."
"Straight from the __________ mouth."
"Take it down a ___________ or two."
"Time and __________ wait for no man."
"An empty vessel makes ____________."
"Better to wear out than to ___________ out."
"Cowards die many times before __________________."
"Curses, like chickens, ________________."
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"Every man is the architect ___________."
"It’s easy to be wise _________________."
"It takes two to make _____________."
That's a Fail
Bravo for having a go at this quiz, because few can master the obscure phrases we have picked out. Still, we hope this bit of fun has taught you a few phrases you can impress your friends with. That’ll give you the boost you need to learn even more! Better luck next time!
You Could Have Done Better...
This wasn't a triumph since you got less than half of the proverbs right. That said, there's lots of room for improvement. Why not try some of our other proverb and sentence completion quizzes so you can get some more practice in? You can even retake this test to see if you do better the second time around! In any case, check out the answers as well so you can see where you went wrong.
You’ve got what it takes! We can see you must be a good listener because there are not many phrases that you don’t recognize. It’ll only take a bit more patience and learning and you’ll be able to remember all of the great store of verbal wisdom we’ve all inherited. Well done!
You ACED It!
What a knowledgeable person you are! There doesn’t seem to be an English phrase that passed you by, does there? It’s great that you have such a treasure trove of witty wisdom buzzing through your mind. Way to go!