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91% of people can't complete all these common phrases... Can you?
by Olivia Seitz
The English language is full of idioms, expressions that have organically become part of the language we speak. Translated literally, many of these phrases are nonsensical, but a master of English will know the meaning of all 35. How many can you complete?

"It's raining _______!"

  • frogs
  • umbrellas
  • cats and dogs
  • burgers and fries

Asking for help when it's not needed is called "crying _______."

  • hippos
  • wolf
  • long
  • out

He made it "by the skin of his _______."

  • nose
  • eyes
  • teeth
  • llama

"In a _______," that's what happened.

  • duck
  • jiffy
  • nutshell
  • tree

Insincere or manipulative displays of emotion are called "_______ tears."

  • drama
  • clear
  • crocodile
  • faux

I "pounded the _______."

  • dough
  • nail
  • door
  • pavement

He "kicked the _______."

  • bucket
  • moose
  • ladder
  • ball

"Stick to your _______."

  • case
  • people
  • guns
  • soup

Actors are often told to "break a _______."

  • vase
  • leg
  • glass
  • new one

He got an answer "straight from the _______'s mouth."

  • judge
  • mouse
  • horse
  • kitten

Someone important is a "big______."

  • wig
  • pig
  • sprig
  • dig

He "left no _______ unturned" in the investigation.

  • page
  • leaf
  • stone
  • cuff

I'll just have to "turn over a new _______."

  • sheet
  • leaf
  • coin
  • drawing

"Get it _______," man!

  • real
  • good
  • together
  • now

"Shape up, or _______ out!"

  • freak
  • peace
  • ship
  • trip

She had a rough week, so let's "cut her some _______."

  • cheese
  • ice
  • leaves
  • slack

"Let the _______ fall where they may."

  • pennies
  • raindrops
  • waterfalls
  • chips

Something rare only happens "once in a _______ moon."

  • harvest
  • blue
  • bear
  • winter

It's too late at night for me; I'm going to "hit the _______."

  • hay
  • ball
  • nail
  • down

Someone who's having a tough time needs to "hang in _______."

  • there
  • time
  • ten
  • trees

Someone who makes quick, possibly underinformed decisions is said to "_______ from the hip."

  • swing
  • hurt
  • shoot
  • bounce

I'm so tired that I'm "running on _______."

  • coffee
  • low
  • battery
  • fumes

Hmph! "I _______ care less."

  • won't
  • couldn't
  • should
  • don't

They're just "tickled _______."

  • blue
  • out
  • town
  • pink

The morning after prom, the store was operating with a "_______ crew."

  • dream
  • drowsy
  • skeleton
  • MIA

Someone who hasn't chosen a side is "on the _______."

  • outs
  • fence
  • rocks
  • slope

Something easy is a "piece of _______."

  • trash
  • ease
  • gold
  • cake

I'll believe it "when pigs _______."

  • fly
  • speak
  • dance
  • unicycle

"Don't judge a book by its _______."

  • author
  • illustrations
  • font
  • cover

Someone who failed to seize an opportunity has "missed the _______."

  • buck
  • bill
  • boat
  • punch

I don't care either way, since I "don't have a horse in this _______."

  • barn
  • stable
  • field
  • race

He's "preaching to the _______."

  • benches
  • animals
  • congregation
  • choir

"Don't _______ the beans" about the surprise party.

  • cook
  • spill
  • count
  • stack

He's infamous for "sowing his wild _______."

  • parties
  • hair
  • sheets
  • oats

A "red _______" is some kind of distraction.

  • herring
  • sun
  • morning
  • balloon