Quiz: Only 1 in 50 People Can Complete These 16 Phrases Every American Uses

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This fun trivia quiz contains commonly used phrases in American English, in which you will be asked to fill in missing words.

 Oct 26, 2017
1 of 16Complete this sentence!
A person who is allowed to do as he or she chooses has been given free ________.
rain
rein
reign
2 of 16Complete this sentence!
If something isn't worth bothering with, it's for the ________.
mice
books
birds
3 of 16Complete this sentence!
The things you want to do at least once in your life comprise your _________ list.
barrel
basket
bucket
4 of 16Complete this sentence!
Having a long conversation about nothing in particular is known as ___________ the breeze.
shooting
feeling
chasing
5 of 16Complete this sentence!
A very stressed out or high-strung person is said to be a __________ case.
bucket
basket
barrel
6 of 16Complete this sentence!
Your John Hancock is your _________.
face
signature
reputation
7 of 16Complete this sentence!
A party where people give gifts to a child before he or she is born is called a baby ________.
boom
bump
shower
8 of 16Complete this sentence!
In the U.S., a large, mild-tasting pepper is called a _________ pepper.
bell
jalapeno
banana
9 of 16Complete this sentence!
A _________ pin is a type of hairpin.
johnny
billy
bobby
10 of 16Complete this sentence!
In the United States, the leaves of the coriander plant are called __________.
arugula
cilantro
chives
11 of 16Complete this sentence!
In the U.S., a room with a toilet and sink but no bathtub is called a __________.
half bath
studio bath
bidet
12 of 16Complete this sentence!
Skipping school or work is known as playing __________.
dumb
possum
hooky
13 of 16Complete this sentence!
A complicated, time-consuming task is known as a wild _________ chase.
duck
goose
turkey
14 of 16Complete this sentence!
To give your opinion is to give your __________.
dime
two cents
penny
15 of 16Complete this sentence!
A piece of disappointing news is called a __________.
blunder
bummer
booster
16 of 16Complete this sentence!
A lazy person is called a couch __________.
pepper
carrot
potato
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