Quiz: Can You Complete These Common American Phrases?
Can You Complete These Common American Phrases?
By: Becky Stigall
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About This Quiz

Do you remember having at least one relative that was fond of spouting colorful phrases? Take this quiz to see if you can complete the 35 phrases we've compiled here.

Have you ever seen pigs fly? Have you ever wondered what it would look like if hell froze over (fun fact: there actually is a Hell, Michigan, and it does get pretty cold there)? Have you ever wondered if it was wise to look a gift horse in the mouth? If you are familiar with these types of sayings, then you might know enough to take this quiz.

These types of phrases are quite confusing to people who are learning to speak English because they do not make any literal sense. But almost every country and language has its own set of unique sayings that make sense only to those who both speak the language and who have become familiar with these phrases. 

Some of these phrases make perfect sense, but others, such as "go fly a kite," are a bit more confusing. After all, flying a kite is fun, right? Unless you are familiar with the phrase, you might not understand that it means the speaker wants you to go away.

Let's get started with this quiz to find out how many of these common American phrases you can complete.

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