Quiz: Do You Know the Origins of Common Sayings?

Bite the Bullet, common sayings, pop culture

Can you figure out where these common phrases came from?

Quiz on common sayings and phrases. Origins of common phrases that we say on a daily basis. Quiz on common phrases.

 May 05, 2016
1 of 10Pick your answer!
kitten, broken leg, animals
“Break a leg” originated in what place?
The Horseraces
The Theatre
The Shippingyard
2 of 10Pick your answer!
shark, animals
“Jump the Shark” expression came from what 80’s TV show?
Happy Days
Family Ties
3 of 10Pick your answer!
hat, movies/tv
Which author created the expression "I'll eat my hat"?
4 of 10Pick your answer!
anchorman, will ferrell, movies/tv
"And that's the way it is” was said by what famous newscaster?
Brian Williams
Walter Cronkite
Peter Jennings
5 of 10Pick your answer!
beauty, books, nail polish, nails, purple nails, old book, reading, pages, read, hero, result, girl, woman
"The writing's on the wall" came from what book?
The Bible
Gone with the Wind
To Kill A Mockingbird
6 of 10Pick your answer!
fight club
20th Century Fox
Who came up with the expression "do or die"?
Henry David Thoreau
Jane Austen
Robert Burns
7 of 10Pick your answer!
"Yada, yada, yada" came from what famous television show?
The Big Bang Theory
8 of 10Pick your answer!
cigar, celebs
“Close, but no cigar” originates from winners receiving prizes from _________
a sweepstakes
their boss
the carnival
9 of 10Pick your answer!
Men in Black, movies/tv
“The kiss of death” was originally marked by what group?
Wild West Outlaws
The Italian Mafia
The Crips
10 of 10Pick your answer!
The “Rule of thumb” was used to measure things in what profession?
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