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Why Did I Say That Quiz


Ever wondered about the origins of expressions we use regularly? Well, now is the chance to find out. Below is a list of well known and not so well known expressions and your task is to explain in what context they would be used and to research their exact origins.
So let your hair down, go the whole nine yards and don't turn a blind eye!

  • Dressed to the Nines
  • Mad as a Hatter
  • Close but no Cigar
  • Get off your High Horse
  • As Happy as Larry
  • Pig in a Poke
  • Jump on the Bandwagon
  • Burning the Midnight Oil
  • In the Nick of Time
  • Put your Best Foot Forward
  • Pull out All the Stops
  • At the Drop of a Hat
  • Carbon Copy
  • Turn a Blind Eye
  • Broad in the beam
  • It's a White Elephant
  • We are Going to Paint the Town Red
  • Eiwyntyn eiddwrn
  • Has the Cat got Your Tongue?
  • It's Pitch Black
  • Cut to the Chase
  • He got off Scot Free
  • Grin like a Cheshire Cat
  • Apple of My Eye
  • Make a Bee Line
  • Beyond the Pale
  • Bite the Bullet
  • Born with a Silver Spoon in Your Mouth
  • Cloud Cuckoo Land
  • What the Dickens
  • Straight from the Horse's Mouth
  • It's Hobson's Choice
  • Since Dick's days
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