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Q 1. The phrase “ships passing in the night” means?
Two people boarding separate ships
Two people who fall in love and get married
Two people fighting each other constantly
Two people going their separate ways after a chance meeting
Q 2. What do we mean when we use the expression “When the rubber hits the road”?
When someone rushes headlong into a task
A failed hypothesis
A proposition that is being implemented
Achieving two tasks at the same time
Q 3. “Amateur hour” signifies what kind of quality?
A poor one
A priceless one
A strong one
An excellent one
Q 4. A “Cup of Joe” means?
A cup of tea
A cupful of sauce
A swig of brandy
A cup of coffee
Q 5. To take a “shot in the dark,” would mean?
To not lie, cheat or steal
To risk doing something that may not be successful
To give your best at doing something
To aim accurately at something
Q 6. The expression “Bite the bullet” means?
Getting over your blues
Taste something that is awful
To admit one’s one guilt
To get something over with because it is unavoidable
Q 7. To “swing for the fences” means?
Put in cent per cent effort in something.
To put in a half-effort in something
To avoid someone completely
Not trying anything at all
Q 8. “On the ball” means what?
Messing things up
Having a good time
Doing a good job
Q 9. “Waiting in the wings,” what exactly it means?
Feeling unrequited love for someone
Eating bar food alone
About to board a flight
Waiting for your big opportunity or chance to take place
Q 10. What does “bells and whistles” signify?
Navy ships docking.
Embellishments that are often needless
Church-sponsored sports events
Q 11. “In a _______,” that’s what happened.
Q 12. I “pounded the _______.”
Q 13. When someone says “What am I, chopped liver?” what does it mean
Someone who doesn’t feel valued
Someone who feels hungry
Someone who likes to sleep a lot
Someone who is pretentious
Q 14. What does going down the “Going Down The Rabbit Hole”?
To seek a position of comfort
To enter into a problematic situation knowingly
To seek out termites in the house
To prepare to scare someone weaker
Q 15. A Chip on Your Shoulder means?
An honor you have won in the past
To take on additional responsibilities
To be surprised by a unusual situation
Holding a Grudge
Q 16. When “pigs fly” means?
When someone flies into a rage
Something that will never happen
When the air around you smells horrible
A very complicated situation
Q 17. That seems to be the _________of the problem; Fill in the blank space
Q 18. What does “To cut corners” means?
To do something with great care
Doing something very cheaply and badly
To go out of the way to please someone
To take a shortcut through the woods
Q 19. What does “Between a Rock and a Hard Place” mean?
A situation between being moderately and extremely happy
Not knowing whether to be happy or sad
A situation between being moderately and extremely sad
Being caught between two difficult choices
Q 20. Someone important is a “big______.”
Q 21. He “left no _______ unturned” in the investigation.
Q 22. “Get it _______,” man!
Q 23. A “weekend warrior” is someone who?
Works overtime during the weekend
Works on a second or third job during the weekend
Does certain activities like sports only during their free time, not on a regular basis
Sleeps the entire weekend
Q 24. A person who “doesn’t lift a finger” is?
Devoid of inspiration
A “mama’s boy”
Q 25. “Close But No Cigar” means?
It’s actually a cigarette, but not a cigar
Coming close to a successful outcome only to fall short at the end.
Someone looks smart but actually is not
Someone closing in a bad deal
Q 26. What does “whole nine yards,” mean?
Covering a huge distance
The whole thing
Not too much
Nothing at all
Q 27. What does one mean when one says ” “Don’t pull wool over other people’s eyes,” ?
It’s wrong to make people think that you like them when actually you don’t
Don’t back stab others.
Don’t talk badly about people.
People may be allergic to wool.
Q 28. When someone is not that intelligent or smart we use the phrase?
“Not a spark of decency”
“Method to the madness”
“Not playing with a full deck”
“Off the rocker”
Q 29. If you have “heard something on the grapevine,” it means
Revealed secret information
Heard gossip about a situation
Heard the grapevine blow in the wind
Q 30. If someone says, “Elvis has left the building,” what does it mean?
The building is too crowded.
Everyone has left the building.
The show is over.
There will be an encore.