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Eschew Obfuscation

Choose which common saying is expressed in these sentences of complex and unnecessarily wordy phraseology. 8 Questions.

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What saying does this illustrate: All articles that coruscate with resplendence are not truly auriferous?

  • All that glitters is not gold.
  • A tree falling makes no noise if no one hears it.
  • Shine on, Harvest Moon.


What saying does this illustrate: Male cadavers are incapable of rendering any testimony?

  • Justice delayed is justice denied.
  • Dead men tell no tales.
  • The good is oft interred with men's bones.


What saying does this illustrate: A revolving lithic conglomerate accumulates no congeries of small, green, biophytic plant?

  • A rolling stone gathers no moss.
  • He who is without sin, cast the first stone.
  • It's a stone's throw from the station.


What saying does this illustrate: Scintillate, scintillate, asteroid minim?

  • There are stars in the sky, millions of people go by.
  • The stars at night are big and bright.
  • Twinkle, twinkle, little star.


What saying does this illustrate: Members of an avian species of identical plumage tend to congregate?

  • Monkey see, monkey do.
  • Birds of a feather flock together.
  • Busy as a beaver


What simple saying does this illustrate: Where there are visible vapours having their provenance in ignited carbonaceous materials, there is conflagration?

  • Where there's smoke, there's fire!
  • Though there's snow on the roof, there's fire in the furnace.
  • You'll get burned if you play with fire.


What simple saying does this illustrate: Exclusive dedication to necessitous chores without interludes of hedonistic diversion renders John a hebetudinous fellow?

  • Jack, nimble and quick, jumped over the candlestick.
  • Johnny, get angry; Johnny, get mad.
  • All work and no play make Jack a dull boy.


What saying does this illustrate: It is fruitless to become lachrymose of precipitately departed lactile fluid?

  • Milk goes from grass to glass.
  • Cry me a river.
  • There's no use crying over spilt milk.