By Olivia Seitz on May 30, 2018
Do you know what it means to "shoot from the hip"? Have you ever heard someone say, "I cut the cheese," when no cheese was around? Maybe someone told you to eat a "humble pie," but that didn't sound very tasty. These funny phrases are called idioms: words and phrases that have a culturally established meaning that is different from the literal meaning of the words. These phrases can often sound really silly, such as, "raining cats and dogs," which actually means it's raining really hard. Unless you know all of these idioms, you are going to hear some really hilarious sentences that don't make sense at all!
Some of the more bizarre idioms are rooted in history, such as "under the weather." In some cases, historians have no idea how they came into play! "Bob's your uncle" and "cat got your tongue" are both hilariously strange phrases that people use every day, with no truly logical reason to do so. Nonetheless, knowing these funky phrases will make your whole life make much more sense.
So, do you know all of your funny phrases and silly idioms? This quiz will challenge your knowledge of very common and very nonsensical phrases in 15 questions. Break a leg!