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Sayings Quiz: Mixed 6

Try this fun quiz to check your understanding of English sayings. To learn more about an individual saying, click on the "more about this saying" link.

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1. Cold hands, warm heart

If Judy says "cold hands, warm heart" when referring to Paul, she means that
  1. it is cold outside but warm inside
  2. Paul seems aloof but is actually kind
  3. Paul's hands warm her heart
more about this saying: Cold hands, warm heart

2. Death keeps no calendar

It could be argued that the saying "Death keeps no calendar" is not true in the case of
  1. accidental death
  2. murder
  3. suicide
more about this saying: Death keeps no calendar

3. Empty vessels make the most noise

"Empty vessels make the most noise" is a saying that really refers to
  1. people
  2. ships
  3. containers
more about this saying: Empty vessels make the most noise

4. Fair exchange is no robbery

If "fair exchange is no robbery" and you agree to give me your watch in return for my mobile phone, that is
  1. theft
  2. a donation
  3. equitable
more about this saying: Fair exchange is no robbery

5. Give the devil his due

If we should "give the devil his due", we should praise even our enemy
  1. when payment is overdue
  2. when he does something praiseworthy
  3. under no circumstances
more about this saying: Give the devil his due

6. He that complies against his will, is of his own opinion still

"He that complies against his will, is of his own opinion still" because he
  1. was forced
  2. agreed
  3. complied

7. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em

The saying "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" encourages us
  1. never to compete with others
  2. to be friendly with everyone
  3. to recognize our limitations
more about this saying: If you can't beat 'em, join 'em

8. If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys

"If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys" because
  1. monkeys like peanuts
  2. good workers like good wages
  3. bad workers like peanuts
more about this saying: If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys

9. Slow help is no help

The saying "Slow help is no help" suggests that delayed assistance is
  1. not welcome
  2. very welcome
  3. better than nothing
more about this saying: Slow help is no help

10. The tide must be taken when it comes

"The tide must be taken when it comes" is a saying suggesting that we
  1. wait for opportunities
  2. look for opportunities
  3. act on opportunities
more about this saying: The tide must be taken when it comes

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