Can You Complete These 24 Common English Sayings?

A big part of truly ‘knowing’ a language is being able to recognize some of the unique phrases that might not make sense to people without the same level of experience.

English is full of sayings and phrases that would confuse those who are not familiar with the traditions and culture from which they came.

Are you a truly native speaker? Let’s find out if you can complete these 24 basic sayings!

Let's start off easy:


Curiosity killed the _____

cat
dog
rabbit

Pass the ____

buck
duck
rock

Best thing since sliced _____

cheese
meat
bread

Not a ____ of decency

spark
glimmer
pinch

Monday _____ Quarterback

night
morning
moaning

Back to the ____ board

white
drawing
sketching

Beat ____ the bush

across
around
into

Bite ____ more than you can chew

off
on
out

Burn the ____ oil

daily
only
midnight

Bought the _____

farm
ranch
pony

Drastic times call for drastic ____

pleasures
measures
action

Every cloud has a _____ lining

soft
silk
silver

Fall ___ the wagon

on
onto
off

Hit the nail on the ____

wall
spot
head

Let sleeping ___ lie

rats
cats
dogs

Method to the _____

sadness
craziness
madness

Don't give up your ___ job

only
night
day

Not _____ with a full deck

betting
gambling
playing

Jump ____ the bandwagon

with
on
towards

Let the ____ out of the bag

rat
bat
cat

Pull  ____ over people's eyes

hoods
masks
wool

Take it with a grain of  ____

sand
salt
sugar

Driving me ___ the wall

off
up
into

Plead the ___

allegiance
fifth
first

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