Common Phrases Quiz
Phrases in every day use, but where do they come from? 8 Questions.
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Where does the phrase "Son of a Gun" come from?
The orphan of a cowboy gunslinger
The chief armourer of a fort in the 1600/1700's
Born beside a cannon on a gun deck
To what does the expression to "Freeze the Balls of a Brass Monkey" refer to?
Silver balls on an iced cake
What would you be doing when "Learning the Ropes"?
Learning to sail
Learning how to erect the big top in a circus
Operating a cross river ferry of old.
Attaching a gun carriage to a string of six horses
Where was the phrase "A Bull in a China Shop" coined?
Royal Doulton pottery
Where would you get a "square meal"?
Whitechapel in the 1900's
Residing in an alms house
On a ship of the line
A Military hospital in the early 1800's
Where would you be going if you were "On the Wagon"?
Why are you in trouble if you are "In Clink"?
You are about to go bankrupt
You are in Prison
You are being lead to an early mental institution
Stuck on a steam train that has run out of coal
Why is the Lord of the Manor et al known as "The Upper Crust"?
They have enough money to leave food on their plate.
They are served the crackling on spit roasted pork.
They can afford to blow the sudes of a glass of beer.
They get the top portion of newly baked bread.
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