QuickQuiz: Word Game - Familiar Phrases

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by ConfusedInPA, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi, y'all.

    I've been playing a lot of games on the 'puter, between napping, etc. (I have bronchitis and a sinus infection.)

    And when I was playing a version of Hangman, the other day, I noticed a common category.

    NOT SURE if I should call it Familiar Fhrases, or Phamiliar Phrases. LOL LOL LOL

    FINISH the phrases below:

    *A*

    A chip on the shoulder

    A dime

    A piece

    A fool and his money are soon parted.

    *B*

    Back to

    Between a rock and a hard place

    *C*

    Close but

    *D*

    Don't count

    *E*

    Everything but the kitchen sink

    AND on and on and on.......

    ******

    These are just a few to get us started! No googling! How many can you remember??

    You can copy my list from above, into your reply box. Then add your answers.

    And feel free to add MORE! I thought I'd post this first, to see if there was any interest in this game!

    Good luck!

    Hugs, Diane


    PS: THE BOLD ABOVE are Rock's correct answers! :)
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2015
  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Diane

    I didn't know there were other versions of Hangman. BTW words that have a
    "Y" for a vowel are often hard to guess. Rhyme, onyx, encrypt, acrylic, etc.

    OK, let's see. A chip on the shoulder. A fool and his money are soon parted.
    Between a rock and a hard place. Everything but the kitchen sink.

    I'll leave the rest and see if someone else will solve them.

    How about:

    Don't let the
    Pick a
    Waste not
    A stitch
    Where there's

    and "I'm not just talking


    Rock
  3. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Waste not want n0t

    A stitch in time saves nine

    Hi Rock, it's a cute little game I play, called HANGAROO. LOL Keeps my mind thinking. :)

    Diane
    :)

    PS: You got me stumped with PICK A ..... Pick A???? Something to ponder......
  4. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

    *A*

    A chip on the shoulder

    A dime...a dozen.

    A piece

    A fool and his money are soon parted.

    *B*

    Back to...the drawing board.

    Between a rock and a hard place

    *C*

    Close but...no cigar.

    *D*

    Don't count your...chickens before they hatch.

    *E*

    Everything but the kitchen sink


    Don't let the sun... go down on your anger.
    Pick a
    Waste not
    A stitch
    Where there's...a will, there's a way.

    and "I'm not just talking...jack. (Not sure if that's it, haha.)
  5. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

    Better safe...

    Look...

    Beyond the...

    Picture...

    She loves me...

    A labor...

    Go for...

    Less...

    Don't look a...
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  6. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    A piece of my mind.
    Back to square one.
    Close but no cigar.
    Don't let the door hit you on the way out.
    Waste not want not.
    A stitch in time saves nine.
    Better safe than sorry.
    Look before you leap.
    She loves me she loves me not.
    A labor of love.
    Go for the gold.
    Less is more.
    Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
  7. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    A penny......

    The grass is greener......

    In for a penny......

    Where there's a will ......

    Walk softly and carry.......

    Do unto others ........

    Nothing ventured .......
  8. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Patti

    Good to see you. Good answers too. This game is kinda tricky. If you give too
    much of a clue, the answer is obvious. But too short of a clue may make the
    answer unfindable. (Is that a word? Guess it is now.)

    I think you and Diane got all right answers except "I'm not just talking".
    What I had in mind was "I'm not just talking to hear myself talk, you know."
    Not sure how popular that that saying was. I know my mom said it a lot.
    I tried to look it up. The search engine changed what I was searching for.
    It does that a lot lately. Anyhoo I couldn't find it.

    OK, here are some possible answers:
    Beyond the blue horizon? Beyond the pale?
    Picture perfect? Picture me upon your knee? Guess that's an old song.

    A penny saved is a penny earned.
    The grass is greener on the other side of the fence.
    In for a penny, in for a pound.

    I'll leave some for Patti.

    Rock :)
  9. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

    Hi All. Hi Diane. Hi Rock. Hi GB.

    Yep, hard to pick out just the right words in clue, and pick out the words to leave out.

    Yes, I thought of "just to hear myself talking", too. I've used that phrase myself. Don't know where I got "jack", maybe a movie, I'll have to google and see.

    Didn't know the "In for a penny...", although the word "pound" came to mind, but didn't know the rest of the words that go with it. Took me a while to figure out what the phrase means. Then it 'hit me'.

    Another possibility for "A penny...for your thoughts."

    Beyond the...pale. Just now googled it to find out what it actually means by the word pale, although I know what the phrase itself means.

    I read recently that Google has changed its Search format, and it is now harder to find what we're looking for. Here's the link about it:

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/jaysond...-to-gain-visibility-in-google-search-results/

    Yes, picture...perfect.

    Where there's a will...there's a way.

    Speak softly and carry...a big stick.

    Nothing ventured...nothing lost.

    Do unto others...as you would have them do unto you. I try to live that whenever possible, to the best of my ability.

    Oh, and my "Go for..." was "broke". But it could just as equally be "for the gold."

    I don't know what "Pick a..." could be. Give another bit of a clue.

    Oh this came to me just now - how about "Pick a...card, any card."

    Patti
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  10. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Write with Eversharp, Patti. Pick a card; any card.

    I meant to post that, but I forget now. My Alzy brain, ya know. I constantly
    leave out stuff I intended to post.

    I've always assumed in for a penny, in for a pound had to do with British
    currency. Maybe its outdated. Not sure if England is using the pound
    or the Euro. Took a quick look at the net. Couldn't find a fast answer.

    And now, for something different, here's some sophisticated and subtle humor
    from the T shirt industry.

    1. Remember When I Asked For Your Opinion?
    Neither do I.

    2. This is not a drill. (Picture shows a hammer.)

    3. And finally, the perfect shirt to wear at a party.
    Here I Am!
    What are your other two wishes?

    Rock
  11. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

    I just now typed in google search "in for a penny, in for a pound'. You were right. Here's the link:

    http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/in_for_a_penny,_in_for_a_pound.

    And the UK doesn't use the euro, googled that too.

    I hadn't googled the saying before. Just guessed.

    I was imagining it meant something about gambling - gamble a penny and it'll turn into a pound of flesh taken out of you. What a stretch of my overly fertile imagination, hahahaha.

    I like the hammer T-shirt the best. When I'm at the store, I stare at people's T-shirts as they walk by, trying to read what it says (I need glasses). They probably wonder what the heck I'm staring at.

    Patti
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  12. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Diane, This is a great game. I'm enjoying it. I hope you feel better very soon. Bronchitis can make you miserable.

    Behind every cloud .....

    Pretty is as .....

    If you can't say something nice, .....

    If the shoe .....

    Birds .....

    If you lie down with dogs, .....

    Slow and steady .....

    If at first .....

    Here's one I read on one of your posts, Rock.. The more things change .......

    Patty, (I've also heard it as, 'nothing ventured, nothing gained'.)
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  13. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

    GB, hahahaha, I thought the 'lost' didn't sound right. It's 'gained', haha. Well, my version fits a cautious Gus like me, lol. Cracking up here, lololol.

    Patti
  14. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Patti, I always thought it was nothing lost too. Then I heard someone on tv say nothing gained. It must be one of those things like is the glass half empty or half full. :)
  15. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

    All I ever heard was nothing gained, I think.

    Nothing lost fits though, too.

    If it were up to me to invent or build anything, we'd still be living in 'caves', so to speak.

    Thank God for the movers and shakers of the world.

    Reminds me of this quote I like:

    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."

    Patti
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  16. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

    Behind every cloud ..... is a silver lining.

    Pretty is as ..... pretty does.

    If you can't say something nice, ..... don't say anything at all.

    If the shoe ..... fits, wear it.

    Birds ..... of a feather flock together.

    If you lie down with dogs, .....

    Slow and steady ..... wins the race.

    If at first ..... you don't succeed, try try again.

    Here's one I read on one of your posts, Rock..

    The more things change ....... the more they stay the same.
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  17. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Patti, Very good! The other one is 'If you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas'.
    I just looked it up and it means to be cautious of the company you keep. A lot of these sayings are things I remember my grandmother saying to me.
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  18. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Don't cry over ....

    Let the chips fall ....

    If you can't take the heat ....

    A fool and his money ....

    There's no fool .....

    If you have to ask how much it is ....

    It's better to have loved ....

    Don't put all your eggs ....

    The only thing we have to fear ....

    Laugh, and the world ....

    You've made your bed .....
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2015
  19. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Was trying to post a couple hours ago. The computer got into such a tizzy it had
    to be shut down. Uff-da!

    GB, from your last post. Don't cry over spilt milk. (I tried to look up
    "spilt" to see if it is Old or Middle English for "spilled". The search engine
    changed my search to "Reverse stock split defined". It's no wonder that
    every year at least 6 million users fly into a rage and throw their
    computer into the nearest ocean.)

    Let the chips fall where they may. If you can't take the heat, stay outta the
    kitchen. A fool and his money are soon parted.

    Patti, I agree with you totally on the subject of advancing the modern world.
    If it were up to me: we'd still be riding horses; no bridge would be longer
    than a tree trunk; no building would be higher than one story.

    On the other hand, if everyone were like me, we wouldn't have
    overpopulation; school shoot ups; wars; or child abuse.

    More from GB:
    Behind every cloud is a silver lining. If you can't say something nice,
    don't say anything at all. Slow and steady wins the race.

    Nice to have an active game with some old friends back.

    In closing, here are some old saying modified into bumper stickers.

    Where there's a will, I want to be in it.
    A day without sunshine is like night.
    A penny saved is a government oversight.

    Rock
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  20. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    My personal favorite: "A day without orange juice is like a day without sunshine". This was a Fla. orange juice ad. (Make it Florida orange juice too)! :) GB

    Hey, we could make a new game out of old (or new) commercials! Like whose ad was: "Where's the beef?