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 _______!"
cats and dogs
burgers and fries
Asking for help when it's not needed is called "crying _______."
He made it "by the skin of his _______."
"In a _______," that's what happened.
Insincere or manipulative displays of emotion are called "_______ tears."
I "pounded the _______."
He "kicked the _______."
"Stick to your _______."
Actors are often told to "break a _______."
He got an answer "straight from the _______'s mouth."
Someone important is a "big______."
He "left no _______ unturned" in the investigation.
I'll just have to "turn over a new _______."
"Get it _______," man!
"Shape up, or _______ out!"
She had a rough week, so let's "cut her some _______."
"Let the _______ fall where they may."
Something rare only happens "once in a _______ moon."
It's too late at night for me; I'm going to "hit the _______."
Someone who's having a tough time needs to "hang in _______."
Someone who makes quick, possibly underinformed decisions is said to "_______ from the hip."
I'm so tired that I'm "running on _______."
Hmph! "I _______ care less."
They're just "tickled _______."
The morning after prom, the store was operating with a "_______ crew."
Someone who hasn't chosen a side is "on the _______."
Something easy is a "piece of _______."
I'll believe it "when pigs _______."
"Don't judge a book by its _______."
Someone who failed to seize an opportunity has "missed the _______."
I don't care either way, since I "don't have a horse in this _______."
He's "preaching to the _______."
"Don't _______ the beans" about the surprise party.