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1 QUIZ - English pharases on Sun Nov 27 2016, 14:23

Sluffy

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Do you know your 'bloody Nora' from as 'daft as a brush'?

If so how many out of ten can you get right?

I managed 5.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-38007350

2 Re: QUIZ - English pharases on Sun Nov 27 2016, 15:32

Bwfc1958

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Tinned Toms - You know it makes sense!
3 out of 10, and even they were guesses. Hopeless.

3 Re: QUIZ - English pharases on Sun Nov 27 2016, 18:13

finlaymcdanger

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Andy Walker
Andy Walker
5/10

4 Re: QUIZ - English pharases on Sun Nov 27 2016, 18:27

gloswhite

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Youri Djorkaeff
Youri Djorkaeff
7 out of 10, but some choices were very ambiguous.

5 Re: QUIZ - English pharases on Mon Nov 28 2016, 09:59

okocha

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Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Really interesting quiz. I scored 8, though I had to guess a couple.

6 Re: QUIZ - English pharases on Mon Nov 28 2016, 11:34

DEANO82


Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
I got 6.

I don't know what an English pharases is though.

7 Re: QUIZ - English pharases on Mon Nov 28 2016, 12:26

Bread2.0

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Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Weren't they the blokes who had a pop at JC for smashing up that temple?

8 Re: QUIZ - English pharases on Mon Nov 28 2016, 12:34

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
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'Fighting like billyo' has always puzzled me. Never really got to the bottom of it,although I've see a few attempts at explaining it.

9 Re: QUIZ - English pharases on Mon Nov 28 2016, 14:04

rammywhite

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El Hadji Diouf
El Hadji Diouf
5/10.

Chuffin' Norah!!

10 Re: QUIZ - English pharases on Wed Nov 30 2016, 09:29

Reebok Trotter

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
5 / 10 but most were just guesses.

11 Re: QUIZ - English pharases on Wed Nov 30 2016, 11:07

Soul Kitchen

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Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo
6/10. Some logical, some guesses.

12 Re: QUIZ - English pharases on Wed Nov 30 2016, 11:21

okocha

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Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
I've never understood the expression "by and large".

 How on earth did those words get juxtaposed to mean "on the whole"? A preposition and an adjective  together makes no sense!

13 Re: QUIZ - English pharases on Wed Nov 30 2016, 17:24

wanderlust

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okocha wrote:I've never understood the expression "by and large".

 How on earth did those words get juxtaposed to mean "on the whole"? A preposition and an adjective  together makes no sense!
I think it's a nautical term generally referring to the predominant wind direction.

14 Re: QUIZ - English pharases on Wed Nov 30 2016, 19:12

okocha

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Tony Kelly
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Thanks...but still doesn't make any sense.   "By" the what?       And "large" what? 

Suggestions please.     By the cringe and large fries?     By the left sail and large wind speeds?

No matter what nautical terms are being referred to, I fail to see how they can come together to mean "on the whole" as we would use the phrase.

15 Re: QUIZ - English pharases on Wed Nov 30 2016, 19:34

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
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okocha wrote:Thanks...but still doesn't make any sense.   "By" the what?       And "large" what? 

Suggestions please.     By the cringe and large fries?     By the left sail and large wind speeds?

No matter what nautical terms are being referred to, I fail to see how they can come together to mean "on the whole" as we would use the phrase.
http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/by-and-large.html

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