QUIZ: Complete These Common English Phrases

There are a ton of phrases that we use every day like “piece of cake” which is often used to imply that something “is a very easy task.” But many of these common English phrases can leave non-English speakers completely baffled. Naturally, many people would assume that native speakers would have no problem with these common everyday English phrases, but there are tons of everyday English phrases that will leave the average person stumped. Think we’re wrong? Prove it by completing this quiz.

There are a ton of phrases that we use every day like “piece of cake” which is often used to imply that something “is a very easy task.” But many of these common English phrases can leave non-English speakers completely baffled. Naturally, many people would assume that native speakers would have no problem with these common everyday English phrases, but there are tons of everyday English phrases that will leave the average person stumped. Think we’re wrong? Prove it by completing this quiz.

“Have their ____ and eat it too”

  • Cake
  • Way
  • Dish

This popular figure of speech means literally one can’t have a piece of cake and eat it too, as the cake would cease to exist. It basically means we can’t only enjoy the good parts of life without dealing with the icky parts. “They want to have a 6 bedroom condo overlooking the ocean without having to pay too much in taxes. But they can’t have their cake and eat it too.”

This popular figure of speech means literally one can’t have a piece of cake and eat it too, as the cake would cease to exist. It basically means we can’t only enjoy the good parts of life without dealing with the icky parts. “They want to have a 6 bedroom condo overlooking the ocean without having to pay too much in taxes. But they can’t have their cake and eat it too.”

“Birds of a feather ___ together”

  • Stick
  • Flock
  • Stay

Typically, people who share similar personality traits, values, and morals are usually friends. This common English phrase carries negative undertones. “He went to jail several times. His girlfriend had some run-ins with the law too. But it’s not surprising. Birds of a feather flock together, after all.”

Typically, people who share similar personality traits, values, and morals are usually friends. This common English phrase carries negative undertones. “He went to jail several times. His girlfriend had some run-ins with the law too. But it’s not surprising. Birds of a feather flock together, after all.”

“Absence makes the ___ grow fonder”

  • Mind
  • Distance
  • Heart

When people don’t spend every moment together, we end up loving them more and missing them harder. “When we lived together, we ran out of things to say. The relationship was a tad stale. But now that we both have our own place, we miss each other like crazy. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, indeed.”

When people don’t spend every moment together, we end up loving them more and missing them harder. “When we lived together, we ran out of things to say. The relationship was a tad stale. But now that we both have our own place, we miss each other like crazy. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, indeed.”

“A leopard doesn’t change its ____”

  • Spots
  • Lines
  • Fur

This idiom is used to convey the message that people don’t change, especially when they have negative personality traits. “Sarah cheated on every boyfriend she ever had. She claims she’s going to be faithful now. But a leopard doesn’t change its spots, or does it?”

This idiom is used to convey the message that people don’t change, especially when they have negative personality traits. “Sarah cheated on every boyfriend she ever had. She claims she’s going to be faithful now. But a leopard doesn’t change its spots, or does it?”

“He has bigger fish to ___”

  • Fry
  • Catch
  • Eat

This idiom usually refers to someone who has more important things to take care of than whatever is happening at the moment. “Carlton gets a lot of hate comments over his animal activism, but he has bigger fish to fry.”

This idiom usually refers to someone who has more important things to take care of than whatever is happening at the moment. “Carlton gets a lot of hate comments over his animal activism, but he has bigger fish to fry.”

Paint the town_______.

  • Blue
  • Red
  • White

When someone says they're going to paint the town red, what they're really saying is that they're going to go out and enjoy themself in an extremely flamboyant way that’s wilder than usual.

When someone says they're going to paint the town red, what they're really saying is that they're going to go out and enjoy themself in an extremely flamboyant way that’s wilder than usual.

Burning the _______ oil.

  • Out
  • Midnight
  • Patchouli

When one says they'll be burning the midnight oil, they're letting people know that they'll be staying up all night either working on a project or cramming for an exam.

When one says they'll be burning the midnight oil, they're letting people know that they'll be staying up all night either working on a project or cramming for an exam.

“Once in a blue ___”

  • Star
  • Shark
  • Moon

When something takes place “once in a blue moon” it means the event or situation happens rather infrequently. “My aunt’s son only calls her once in a blue moon, but she forgives him because she loves him.”

When something takes place “once in a blue moon” it means the event or situation happens rather infrequently. “My aunt’s son only calls her once in a blue moon, but she forgives him because she loves him.”

Not a __________ of decency.

  • Hint
  • Piece
  • Spark

Not a spark of decency is a phrase used to describe someone who has no manners or someone who is extremely rude. So, say that someone was cussing at a dinner party, one would say that person does not have a spark of decency.

Not a spark of decency is a phrase used to describe someone who has no manners or someone who is extremely rude. So, say that someone was cussing at a dinner party, one would say that person does not have a spark of decency.

“Comparing ____ to oranges”

  • Monkeys
  • Apples
  • Mandarins

This idiom is typically used to compare two things that are not in the same category whatsoever. “We can’t compare Britney Spears to Mariah Carey when it comes to who’s got the best vocal range. It’s like comparing apples to oranges.”

This idiom is typically used to compare two things that are not in the same category whatsoever. “We can’t compare Britney Spears to Mariah Carey when it comes to who’s got the best vocal range. It’s like comparing apples to oranges.”

“Don’t spill the ________”

  • Chili
  • Beans
  • Milk

To spill the beans means to reveal a secret or some information that is not supposed to be shared. The word spill has been used to mean divulge or expose since the late 1500s.

To spill the beans means to reveal a secret or some information that is not supposed to be shared. The word spill has been used to mean divulge or expose since the late 1500s.

“Turn over a new _____”

  • Leaf
  • Book
  • Tortilla

To turn over a new leaf means to change one’s behaviors significantly and start anew in some aspect of life. Having a New Year’s Resolution is a great way to turn over a new leaf.

To turn over a new leaf means to change one’s behaviors significantly and start anew in some aspect of life. Having a New Year’s Resolution is a great way to turn over a new leaf.

“Kick the _________”

  • Horse
  • Ship
  • Bucket

It is unclear where this phrase originated, but to “kick the bucket” refers to someone passing away. Some people theorize that Shakespeare may have had a hand in popularizing this phrase.

It is unclear where this phrase originated, but to “kick the bucket” refers to someone passing away. Some people theorize that Shakespeare may have had a hand in popularizing this phrase.

“I don’t have a horse in this ______”

  • Stable
  • Field
  • Race

To not have a horse in this race means that a person has no interest in the outcome of something because it doesn’t effect them personally.

To not have a horse in this race means that a person has no interest in the outcome of something because it doesn’t effect them personally.

“Don’t judge a _______ by its cover”

  • Book
  • Bed
  • Bag

This phrase means that something or someone shouldn’t be judged by their outer appearance alone. Once of its first appearances was the 1860 book “The Mill on the Floss” by George Eliot.

This phrase means that something or someone shouldn’t be judged by their outer appearance alone. Once of its first appearances was the 1860 book “The Mill on the Floss” by George Eliot.

“Hit the _____”

  • Clay
  • Hay
  • Bed

To ‘hit the hay’ or ‘hit the sack’ means to go to bed. This phrase originated in the early 1900s, a time when mattresses were often stuffed with straw or hay.

To ‘hit the hay’ or ‘hit the sack’ means to go to bed. This phrase originated in the early 1900s, a time when mattresses were often stuffed with straw or hay.

“Shape up or _____ out”

  • Walk
  • Saunter
  • Ship

To shape up or ship out means to behave oneself or they will be forced to leave. The phrase was originated by military professionals in the 1940s during World War II.

To shape up or ship out means to behave oneself or they will be forced to leave. The phrase was originated by military professionals in the 1940s during World War II.

“When ______ fly”

  • Pigs
  • Doves
  • Cats

To say that something will happen ‘when pigs fly’ means that the person using the phrase doesn’t think that it will ever happen. This phrase has been used since the 1600s as a sarcastic remark.

To say that something will happen ‘when pigs fly’ means that the person using the phrase doesn’t think that it will ever happen. This phrase has been used since the 1600s as a sarcastic remark.

“By the skin of his _______”

  • Lips
  • Nose
  • Teeth

To do something by the skin of one’s teeth means to do something just in time or by a very narrow margin. This phrase may date back to biblical times and it’s unclear what its origin was.

To do something by the skin of one’s teeth means to do something just in time or by a very narrow margin. This phrase may date back to biblical times and it’s unclear what its origin was.

“Straight from the _______’s mouth”

  • Horse
  • Lion
  • Monkey

This phrase is used in conversation to imply that the information being given is from a trusted source. The phrase probably originated among horse racers, who placed bets based on how the horses performed, not what other people said.

This phrase is used in conversation to imply that the information being given is from a trusted source. The phrase probably originated among horse racers, who placed bets based on how the horses performed, not what other people said.

“Break a _______”

  • Chair
  • Leg
  • Bone

The phrase “break a leg” is commonly used to wish someone luck by theatre performers before a performance, because some actors consider saying “good luck” to be bad luck.

The phrase “break a leg” is commonly used to wish someone luck by theatre performers before a performance, because some actors consider saying “good luck” to be bad luck.

Every cloud has a _______ lining.

  • Rainbow
  • Golden
  • Silver

This idiom refers to the silver lining in every cloud, or in this case, to point out that every bad situation has some hint of good fortune or hope. For example, the silver lining to a house burning down is that the owner can collect the insurance money and buy another house.

This idiom refers to the silver lining in every cloud, or in this case, to point out that every bad situation has some hint of good fortune or hope. For example, the silver lining to a house burning down is that the owner can collect the insurance money and buy another house.

Not ______ with a full deck.

  • Rolling
  • Playing
  • Gambling

When someone tells another person that they’re not playing with a full deck, it’s a mean way of saying that their intellectual capacity may be somewhat limited or diminished, hence why they’re acting strangely.

When someone tells another person that they’re not playing with a full deck, it’s a mean way of saying that their intellectual capacity may be somewhat limited or diminished, hence why they’re acting strangely.

Which animal should go in the phrase: Let the --- out of the bag?

  • Cat
  • Horse
  • Bunny

To let the cat out of the bag means to reveal a secret by mistake. For example, “Now that Dexter let the cat out of the bag, he had no choice but to confess to his crimes.”

To let the cat out of the bag means to reveal a secret by mistake. For example, “Now that Dexter let the cat out of the bag, he had no choice but to confess to his crimes.”

Fall _______ the wagon.

  • Into
  • Of
  • Off

When someone says that another person has fallen off the wagon, they're saying that the person who had been avoiding doing something such as drinking, smoking or overeating has stopped abstaining and gone back to their old habits.

When someone says that another person has fallen off the wagon, they're saying that the person who had been avoiding doing something such as drinking, smoking or overeating has stopped abstaining and gone back to their old habits.

Curiosity killed the___________.

  • Dog
  • Snake
  • Cat

This phrase is actually a proverb used to warn someone to either not ask a lot of questions, or go meddling in other people’s affairs through investigation. It can also be a warning when experimenting with something unknown to satiate one's curiosity.

This phrase is actually a proverb used to warn someone to either not ask a lot of questions, or go meddling in other people’s affairs through investigation. It can also be a warning when experimenting with something unknown to satiate one's curiosity.

Hit the nail on the _______________.

  • Door
  • Head
  • Wall

When a person hits the nail on the head, it means that they've found the correct way to describe the cause of an issue. For example, Maggie hit the nail on the head when she told her kids that the reason for their insomnia was drinking soda before bed.

When a person hits the nail on the head, it means that they've found the correct way to describe the cause of an issue. For example, Maggie hit the nail on the head when she told her kids that the reason for their insomnia was drinking soda before bed.

Pass the __________.

  • Duck
  • Salt
  • Buck

To pass the buck means to shift the responsibility of something to somebody else. For example, the mayor couldn’t handle the economic crisis in his town, so he passed the buck of responsibility to the state’s governor.

To pass the buck means to shift the responsibility of something to somebody else. For example, the mayor couldn’t handle the economic crisis in his town, so he passed the buck of responsibility to the state’s governor.

Let sleeping ______ lie.

  • Dogs
  • Rats
  • Bats

When someone lets sleeping dogs lie, they avoid messing or interfering in something that’s not causing them or anyone else problems, but may start to do so if they “awaken” the situation by interfering.

When someone lets sleeping dogs lie, they avoid messing or interfering in something that’s not causing them or anyone else problems, but may start to do so if they “awaken” the situation by interfering.

Best thing since sliced __________.

  • Ham
  • Bread
  • Turkey

Best thing since sliced bread is used to describe a person, an object or a situation that one thinks is useful or good. For example, Netflix is the best thing since sliced bread.

Best thing since sliced bread is used to describe a person, an object or a situation that one thinks is useful or good. For example, Netflix is the best thing since sliced bread.

Don’t give up my ________ job.

  • Day
  • Part-time
  • Dream

Don’t give up my day job is a funny, sometimes sarcastic way of judging someone’s talent. So, say for example that someone goes on stage to sing a karaoke song and thinks they’re so good they could be a pop star, but the listener thinks it’s bad, they'd use this phrase to suggest that they can’t make a living out of their talent.

Don’t give up my day job is a funny, sometimes sarcastic way of judging someone’s talent. So, say for example that someone goes on stage to sing a karaoke song and thinks they’re so good they could be a pop star, but the listener thinks it’s bad, they'd use this phrase to suggest that they can’t make a living out of their talent.

Monday ________ quarterback.

  • NFL
  • Morning
  • Famous

A Monday morning quarterback is used to describe someone who is always criticizing the way others do things and then suggests a different course of action that they would have done and claim it would have been different and better.

A Monday morning quarterback is used to describe someone who is always criticizing the way others do things and then suggests a different course of action that they would have done and claim it would have been different and better.

Jump _____ the bandwagon.

  • Out of
  • Off
  • On

When someone says jump on the bandwagon, they're asking people to follow the crowd by joining an exciting activity. It can also be used to express that someone should follow the lead of the majority way of thinking, like one politician calling for an end to all war and 9 others jumping on the bandwagon.

When someone says jump on the bandwagon, they're asking people to follow the crowd by joining an exciting activity. It can also be used to express that someone should follow the lead of the majority way of thinking, like one politician calling for an end to all war and 9 others jumping on the bandwagon.

Back to the _________ board.

  • Drawing
  • Doodling
  • Chalk

When one says “back to the drawing board,” they mean that whatever they were doing failed and now they have to start over again. Sometimes, this may mean finding a different way of doing it when they try again.

When one says “back to the drawing board,” they mean that whatever they were doing failed and now they have to start over again. Sometimes, this may mean finding a different way of doing it when they try again.

Pull the _________ over someone’s eyes.

  • Cotton
  • Wool
  • Silk

To pull the wool over someone’s eyes indicates that the person has been able or are trying to deceive another person. It can also mean that they managed to hide the truth. On the other hand, someone can also say that another person was too smart to let someone pull the wool over their eyes.

To pull the wool over someone’s eyes indicates that the person has been able or are trying to deceive another person. It can also mean that they managed to hide the truth. On the other hand, someone can also say that another person was too smart to let someone pull the wool over their eyes.

Beating _________ the bush.

  • Over
  • Through
  • Around

One might hear someone say stop beating around the bush. What they’re really saying is that the person is avoiding doing something or talking about something and they need to stop and get to the point.

One might hear someone say stop beating around the bush. What they’re really saying is that the person is avoiding doing something or talking about something and they need to stop and get to the point.

Take it with a grain of __________.

  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Sand

When someone says take it with a grain of salt, they're saying that another person should regard something as not being entirely true or that a statement has been greatly exaggerated so they only believe certain parts of the story or not at all.

When someone says take it with a grain of salt, they're saying that another person should regard something as not being entirely true or that a statement has been greatly exaggerated so they only believe certain parts of the story or not at all.

Bought the __________.

  • Farm
  • Lunch
  • Ranch

Bought the farm is a euphemism that means to die either in an accident, a battle or in general. It was originally an Air Force term from the '50s that meant to crash in action or pass away in the line of duty.

Bought the farm is a euphemism that means to die either in an accident, a battle or in general. It was originally an Air Force term from the '50s that meant to crash in action or pass away in the line of duty.

Drastic times call for drastic ______.

  • Pleasures
  • Actions
  • Measures

Drastic times call for drastic measures refers to someone taking extreme actions when facing a difficult and often undesirable situation in order to solve a difficult crisis.

Drastic times call for drastic measures refers to someone taking extreme actions when facing a difficult and often undesirable situation in order to solve a difficult crisis.

A bigger bang for their _____________.

  • Buck
  • Guitar
  • Bank

The phrase, "a bigger bang for their buck" is used to express a greater worth for the money someone is spending. In this case, bang expresses excitement and buck means money.

The phrase, "a bigger bang for their buck" is used to express a greater worth for the money someone is spending. In this case, bang expresses excitement and buck means money.

That’s all _________ wrote.

  • They
  • We
  • She

That’s all she wrote is used to indicate an abrupt ending to something. It can also be used to suggest that there’s nothing more that can be said about a particular matter.

That’s all she wrote is used to indicate an abrupt ending to something. It can also be used to suggest that there’s nothing more that can be said about a particular matter.

“Wrap one's ___ around something.”

  • Head
  • Brain
  • Mind

This common English phrase is often used when someone needs to take some time to understand a complicated matter, situation, or event. “She needs to wrap her head around the idea that her children will eventually move out of the house.”

This common English phrase is often used when someone needs to take some time to understand a complicated matter, situation, or event. “She needs to wrap her head around the idea that her children will eventually move out of the house.”

“A penny saved is a penny ___”

  • Spent
  • Earned
  • Kept

Any money we manage to save today, we’ll be able to spend later down the line. “Dad gave the kids $50 each. He’s taking them to the bank so they can open a savings account because a penny saved is a penny earned.”

Any money we manage to save today, we’ll be able to spend later down the line. “Dad gave the kids $50 each. He’s taking them to the bank so they can open a savings account because a penny saved is a penny earned.”

“Cut somebody some ___”

  • Rope
  • Slack
  • Sense

To cut someone some slack is to not judge a person harshly despite their shortcomings due to a particular situation. “Yes, Dana has been late for work lately, but let’s cut her some slack because her mother is ill.”

To cut someone some slack is to not judge a person harshly despite their shortcomings due to a particular situation. “Yes, Dana has been late for work lately, but let’s cut her some slack because her mother is ill.”

“Better late than ____”

  • Ever
  • Never
  • Nothing

It’s best to finish a task, complete a project, or arrive later than expected than to not show up at all. “Her date showed up 30 minutes late, buy hey! Better late than never, right?”

It’s best to finish a task, complete a project, or arrive later than expected than to not show up at all. “Her date showed up 30 minutes late, buy hey! Better late than never, right?”

“Bury the ____.”

  • Axe
  • Hatchet
  • Dirt

This idiom implies it’s best for two people or several groups of people to stop fighting or disagreeing about something and just make peace or be cordial again. “After spending years feuding with his mother in law, they finally decided to bury the hatchet and be nice to each other.”

This idiom implies it’s best for two people or several groups of people to stop fighting or disagreeing about something and just make peace or be cordial again. “After spending years feuding with his mother in law, they finally decided to bury the hatchet and be nice to each other.”

“The best of ___ worlds”

  • Two
  • Both
  • My

This common English phrase is used when someone can benefit from two different situations at the same time. “Martha works from home, so she’s able to further her career and see her kids any time she wants. She does have the best of both worlds.”

This common English phrase is used when someone can benefit from two different situations at the same time. “Martha works from home, so she’s able to further her career and see her kids any time she wants. She does have the best of both worlds.”

“To kill two birds with one __”

  • Hand
  • Stick
  • Stone

This phrase is used when a person or situation is able to resolve itself with one single action. “When we visited Spain on a business trip, we took a few days to visit our relatives, so we killed two birds with one stone.”

This phrase is used when a person or situation is able to resolve itself with one single action. “When we visited Spain on a business trip, we took a few days to visit our relatives, so we killed two birds with one stone.”

“It takes two to ____”

  • Dance
  • Tango
  • Cheat

This expression is used when two people need to reach a compromise in order to figure out a situation. It can also be used to imply that two people are at fault. “Mark and Laura got a divorce. Mark blames Laura for their relationship going south, and Laura blames Mark. But when it comes to relationships, we all know it takes two to tango.”

This expression is used when two people need to reach a compromise in order to figure out a situation. It can also be used to imply that two people are at fault. “Mark and Laura got a divorce. Mark blames Laura for their relationship going south, and Laura blames Mark. But when it comes to relationships, we all know it takes two to tango.”

“Get something out of one's ____”

  • Head
  • Mind
  • System

This phrase is often used to imply that someone needs to do something they’ve been anxiously waiting for so they can go on with their life. “My sister was in love with her best friend for years. She finally confessed her feelings because she needed to get it out of her system.”

This phrase is often used to imply that someone needs to do something they’ve been anxiously waiting for so they can go on with their life. “My sister was in love with her best friend for years. She finally confessed her feelings because she needed to get it out of her system.”

“We'll cross that ___ when we come to it.”

  • Bridge
  • Lane
  • Path

We don’t need to address that problem at the moment. We’ll figure out a way to fix it when the time is appropriate. “We may have to move before the end of the year. We really worry it’s going to cost us our savings. But we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.”

We don’t need to address that problem at the moment. We’ll figure out a way to fix it when the time is appropriate. “We may have to move before the end of the year. We really worry it’s going to cost us our savings. But we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.”

“Get one's ___ together”

  • Stuff
  • Act
  • Mind

This saying means to organize one's affairs or life in a way that allows them to be more productive or prepared. “We know our son loves to go backpacking all over the world, but it’s about time he gets his act together and finds a good job.”

This saying means to organize one's affairs or life in a way that allows them to be more productive or prepared. “We know our son loves to go backpacking all over the world, but it’s about time he gets his act together and finds a good job.”

“Bite ___ than one can chew”

  • Off
  • More
  • Of

Figuratively, this saying implies that someone has agreed to do more than they actually can. “Lisa accepted a promotion right after having her first baby. She definitely bit more than she could chew so she struggled for a while.”

Figuratively, this saying implies that someone has agreed to do more than they actually can. “Lisa accepted a promotion right after having her first baby. She definitely bit more than she could chew so she struggled for a while.”

“A picture is worth a thousand ___”

  • Words
  • Birds
  • Bucks

In essence, we can try to explain an idea but a picture conveys a stronger message in the end. “Packets of cigarettes feature images of diseased lungs to warn smokers about the dangers of smoking. A picture is worth a thousand words, after all.”

In essence, we can try to explain an idea but a picture conveys a stronger message in the end. “Packets of cigarettes feature images of diseased lungs to warn smokers about the dangers of smoking. A picture is worth a thousand words, after all.”

“Do something at the drop of a ____”

  • Pin
  • Hat
  • Pinch

To do something abruptly, without any hesitation, or without giving it much thought. “Mariah is truly reliable and efficient. If an employee misses a deadline, she’ll pick up the slack at the drop of a hat.”

To do something abruptly, without any hesitation, or without giving it much thought. “Mariah is truly reliable and efficient. If an employee misses a deadline, she’ll pick up the slack at the drop of a hat.”

“Play devil's ____”

  • Ally
  • Friend
  • Advocate

This phrase means to argue the opposite case to offer an unbiased point of view, even if it’s deemed controversial. “His parents had every right to be offended by what Michael posted online. But let’s play devil’s advocate. Perhaps, Michael thought he was just venting to his online friends.”

This phrase means to argue the opposite case to offer an unbiased point of view, even if it’s deemed controversial. “His parents had every right to be offended by what Michael posted online. But let’s play devil’s advocate. Perhaps, Michael thought he was just venting to his online friends.”

“The ____ in the room”

  • Elephant
  • Cat
  • Panther

When there’s a major controversial issue that needs to be addressed but people are avoiding like the plague. “Our parents talk about anything and everything. But neither one is addressing the big elephant in the room— are they getting a divorce or not?”

When there’s a major controversial issue that needs to be addressed but people are avoiding like the plague. “Our parents talk about anything and everything. But neither one is addressing the big elephant in the room— are they getting a divorce or not?”

Method to my __________.

  • Anger
  • Hatred
  • Madness

This idiom is be used to describe an action that someone is taking that makes absolutely no sense and seems a bit crazy to everyone else, but actually has a reason and purpose.

This idiom is be used to describe an action that someone is taking that makes absolutely no sense and seems a bit crazy to everyone else, but actually has a reason and purpose.

“Give someone the cold ____”

  • Eye
  • Shoulder
  • Stare

This phrase illustrates the action of ignoring someone. “After their less-than-amicable split, Matt ran into his ex-girlfriend at a party. She gave him the cold shoulder all night.”

This phrase illustrates the action of ignoring someone. “After their less-than-amicable split, Matt ran into his ex-girlfriend at a party. She gave him the cold shoulder all night.”

“There's no such thing as a free ____”

  • Cause
  • Lunch
  • Ride

This common English phrase means that nothing in life is actually free. “Our aunts were invited to a free spa day at a fancy hotel. But there’s no such thing as a free lunch. At the end of the day, they were forced to sit through hours of a timeshare promotional presentation. Yikes.”

This common English phrase means that nothing in life is actually free. “Our aunts were invited to a free spa day at a fancy hotel. But there’s no such thing as a free lunch. At the end of the day, they were forced to sit through hours of a timeshare promotional presentation. Yikes.”

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