Common Phrases Quiz: What’s the saying?

Trivia about popular sayings and phrases
Don’t let the cat get your tongue - take this quiz!

It is not known exactly how these phrases became so popular, but unlike more recent slang, these sayings have stood the test of time. Many of us think we can remember these sayings very easily. However, the the only way to truly test your skills is to complete the ‘Common Phrases Quiz: What’s the saying?

You probably heard your parents and grandparents say some old phrases that we associate with their generation. ‘Cat got your tongue’ and ‘raining cats and dogs’ are just a couple of examples that you’ve likely heard. You may be surprised to know however that these common sayings date back far further than their generation. They likely heard their grandparents use these exact phrases.

The 10 questions in the Common Phrases Quiz: What’s the saying? will really test your knowledge (and memory) and can prove that you truly do know your sayings. Once you’ve completed the quiz be sure to share it with your family and friends to see who really does come out on top. You could even make it a battle of the generations!

  • Question of

    It is often said that lightning never strikes how many times?

    • 2
    • 1
    • 3
    • 4
  • Question of

    According to the war proverb, what do loose lips do?

    • Sink ships
    • Help Germans
    • Kiss friends
    • Eat biscuits
  • Question of

    If you are slacking off, what sort of metal are you said to be swinging?

    • Lead
    • Brass
    • Iron
    • Steel
  • Question of

    Narrowly achieving something is said to be by the skin of which body part?

    • Teeth
    • Tongue
    • Eyeball
    • Earlobe
  • Question of

    A false clue is said to be which colour of herring?

    • Red
    • Blue
    • Black
    • Silver
  • Question of

    Someone who is crazy is said to have which animals in the belfry?

    • Bats
    • Monkeys
    • Seahorses
    • Camels
  • Question of

    Moving really fast is often said to be going hell for what material?

    • Leather
    • Cotton
    • Silk
    • Wool
  • Question of

    Juggling debts is known as robbing Peter to pay who?

    • Paul
    • Phil
    • Pat
    • Porter
  • Question of

    What are you said to “bite” when you die?

    • Dust
    • Earth
    • Floor
    • Carpet
  • Question of

    If you’re proud of yourself, you are said to blow your own which type of musical instrument?

    • Trumpet
    • Flute
    • Violin
    • Tuba


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