Can You Complete These 15 English Phrases?

 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 _________."
"Half a loaf is better than no loaf."
A quarter loaf
No loaf
Zero loafs
An old loaf
 
 
'A journey of a thousand miles begins with a __________ step.'
'A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.'
Hard
Single
Small
Large
 
 
'Jack of all trades, __________ of none.'
'Jack of all trades, master of none.'
Master
Expert
Novice
King
 
 
'Necessity is the _______________ of invention.'
'Necessity is the mother of invention.'
Mother
Father
Inventor
Crux
 
 
'Speak softly and carry a _______________."
'Speak softly and carry a big stick."
Big stick
Big gun
Large sword
Large knife
Big club
 
 
"Straight from the __________ mouth."
"Straight from the horse's mouth."
Horse's
Cat's
Dog's
Parrot's
 
 
"Take it down a ___________ or two."
"Take it down a peg or two."
Peg
Pin
Gear
Step
 
 
"Time and __________ wait for no man."
"Time and tide wait for no man."
Tide
Life
Death
Taxes
 
 
"An empty vessel makes ____________."
"An empty vessel makes much noise."
For a bad journey
Much noise
No noise
No cry
 
 
"Better to wear out than to ___________ out."
"Better to wear out than to rust out."
Rust
Die
Walk
Thrown
 
 
"Cowards die many times before __________________."
"Cowards die many times before their deaths."
Their deaths
They die
They live
They wager their lives
 
 
"Curses, like chickens, ________________."
"Curses, like chickens, come home to roost."
Come home to roost
Are always around you
Give gifts you may not want
Cannot be unplucked
 
 
"Every man is the architect ___________."
"Every man is the architect of his destiny."
Of his life
Of his destiny
Of his family
Of his heart
 
 
"It’s easy to be wise _________________."
"It’s easy to be wise after the event."
After the event
When fools have died
When you're alone
But not kind
 
 
"It takes two to make _____________."
"It takes two to make a quarrel."
A quarrel
A dance
A baby
A family
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.
Good Job!
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!
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