Quiz: Only 1 In 50 People Know What These 16 Old-Fashioned Phrases Mean


Penny for your thoughts?

Do you know your old fashioned phrases? This quiz will test you on many classic old-fashioned words and phrases from the 70s and beyond!

 Nov 27, 2017
1 of 16Pick your answer!
What does it mean if something is "far out"?
It is out of your reach
It is excellent
It is across the country
2 of 16Pick your answer!
If someone is "happy as a clam" they are ________.
not happy
just leaning to swim
very happy
3 of 16Pick your answer!
If two people are "thick as thieves," they are _______.
mean to each other
very close friends
4 of 16Pick your answer!
If someone has a "better half" they have what?
A spouse
A kinder side to their personality
A young child
5 of 16Pick your answer!
If someone tells you to "blaze the trail," they are telling you to _______.
drive fast
lead the way
go for a hike
6 of 16Pick your answer!
When is an event official over?
When the sun goes down
When the fat lady sings
When the rooster crows
7 of 16Pick your answer!
What is someone who is a member of a wealthy aristocratic family?
Black belt
Red coat
Blue blood
8 of 16Pick your answer!
What does it mean if someone has butterfingers?
They have lots of candy
They are a chef
They are very clumsy
9 of 16Pick your answer!
If someone has cold feet, they ________.
are having second thoughts or doubts
just stepped in a puddle
need a new pair of socks
10 of 16Pick your answer!
What does it mean to "cut a rug"?
To dance enthusiastically
To get a new hair piece
To spill something on the carpet
11 of 16Pick your answer!
When do "dog days" occur?
During the holidays
When a person falls in love
In the summer when it is very hot
12 of 16Pick your answer!
If someone double crosses you, what have they done?
Waved hello
Walked in front of you
Betrayed you
13 of 16Pick your answer!
If you "egg on" someone, you are _______.
encouraging them
making them breakfast
asking them to wear yellow
14 of 16Pick your answer!
If a person is eye candy, they are what?
Eating lots of sweets
Very attractive
Dressed in bright colors
15 of 16Pick your answer!
If a piece of clothing fits you to a T, it _______.
is too small
fits perfectly
is too long
16 of 16Pick your answer!
If you get caught in gridlock, what does that mean?
You are locked in a bathroom
You are doing a math equation
You are stuck in traffic
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