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Sayings Quiz: Modern

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. Crime doesn't pay

The saying "Crime doesn't pay" suggests that you can make money by
  1. stealing
  2. working
  3. informing
more about this saying: Crime doesn't pay

2. Garbage in, garbage out | GIGO

The saying "Garbage in, garbage out" suggests that there is a relationship between output and
  1. input
  2. garbage
  3. throughput
more about this saying: Garbage in, garbage out | GIGO

3. If it ain't broke, don't fix it

The saying "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" implies that if your watch is running on time you should
  1. take it in for maintenance
  2. sell it
  3. do nothing
more about this saying: If it ain't broke, don't fix it

4. 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

5. Make love not war

"Make love not war" might be said in support of
  1. nuclear disarmament
  2. nuclear conflagration
  3. terrorism
more about this saying: Make love not war

6. Put the pedal to the metal

If you "put the pedal to the metal" you will
  1. seize up
  2. slow down
  3. speed up
more about this saying: Put the pedal to the metal

7. There's no such thing as a free lunch

If "there's no such thing as a free lunch", everything has
  1. an end
  2. a cost
  3. a maker
more about this saying: There's no such thing as a free lunch

8. What you see is what you get

The saying "What you see is what you get" is usually intended to
  1. reassure you
  2. create doubt
  3. confuse you
more about this saying: What you see is what you get

9. When the going gets tough, the tough get going

In the saying "When the going gets tough, the tough get going", which word is used as a verb only?
  1. tough
  2. get
  3. going

10. Would you buy a used car from this man?

If someone referred to you and said "Would you buy a used car from this man/woman?", you would probably be
  1. offended
  2. delighted
  3. a car dealer

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