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Old Sayings with a Nautical Origin Quiz

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1

Complete this saying."Between the devil and the deep blue ....."

  • sea
  • horizon
  • haze
  • jeans

2

Complete the phrase "give a wide ......"

  • road
  • berth
  • bed
  • grin

3

Complete the phrase "Shipshape and .......... fashion"

  • bristle
  • Bristol
  • broader
  • border

4

If you were a little inebriated you could be said to be what (nautical term) ?

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5

If you had missed your last bus home, it could be said you had been left "high and ... "

  • cold
  • dry
  • wet
  • tired

6

Someone whose behaviour is a bit erratic could be described as "a loose ..... "

  • screw
  • change
  • finger
  • cannon

7

Spending a lot of money on a really special occasion could be described as "pushing the boat ...."

  • in
  • out
  • away
  • forward

8

Another way of preparing for trouble is to "batten down the ......"

  • windows
  • doors
  • hatches
  • hutches

 

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