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Can You Guess What These British Phrases Mean?

The British have a nifty phrase for everything. Can you guess what these British phrases mean? Take this quiz and find out!

The British have a nifty phrase for everything. Can you guess what these British phrases mean? Take this quiz and find out!
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What does the phrase, "Bob's your uncle!" mean?
You're kidding right?
And that's how it's done!
Bob's your dad's brother

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What does the British phrase, "three sheets to the wind imply?"
Someone has had too much to drink
It's really windy outside
Someone is running around without clothes

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If you walk into a room in Britain and someone says "you can't swing a cat in here," what are they implying?
No pets are allowed
There's not much room
The room is cluttered

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If someone is, "at her majesty's pleasure" where are they?
Having tea with the queen
Enjoying a vacation
In prison

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If someone "kicks the bucket" what has happened to them?
They've taken ill
They've died
They've broken a bone

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If someone advises you to "pull your socks up" what are they trying to tell you?
To work harder
To dress modestly
To dress for cold weather

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When someone is "flogging a dead horse" what are they doing?
Wasting their time
Being incredibly loud
Beating a horse

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If someone looks like "death warmed up," how do they look?
Sick
Miserable
Skinny

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If someone is accused of "sticking their oar in," what are they doing?
Interfering with someone else's business
Helping out a friend in need
Gossiping

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If someone is "pulling your leg," what are they actually doing?
Joking
Being rude
Eating

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You are British bright! When it comes to British phrases, you still have a bit to learn. Despite this, you showed a strong aptitude for British phrases. We commend you for taking on this tricky quiz and giving it your all. Well done!

B+, British Brainiac

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You are a British brainiac! When it comes to popular British phrases, you know your stuff. No one's going to confuse you with uncommon slang. Needless to say, you passed this British phrase quiz with ease and charm!

A+, British Brilliant

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You are British brilliant! Have you spent time on the other side of the pond? You know your British phrases way better than the average American. We commend you for being culturally diverse in your knowledge. Well done!
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1
What does the phrase, "Bob's your uncle!" mean?
You're kidding right?
And that's how it's done!
Bob's your dad's brother
2
What does the British phrase, "three sheets to the wind imply?"
Someone has had too much to drink
It's really windy outside
Someone is running around without clothes
3
If you walk into a room in Britain and someone says "you can't swing a cat in here," what are they implying?
No pets are allowed
There's not much room
The room is cluttered
4
If someone is, "at her majesty's pleasure" where are they?
Having tea with the queen
Enjoying a vacation
In prison
5
If someone "kicks the bucket" what has happened to them?
They've taken ill
They've died
They've broken a bone
6
If someone advises you to "pull your socks up" what are they trying to tell you?
To work harder
To dress modestly
To dress for cold weather
7
When someone is "flogging a dead horse" what are they doing?
Wasting their time
Being incredibly loud
Beating a horse
8
If someone looks like "death warmed up," how do they look?
Sick
Miserable
Skinny
9
If someone is accused of "sticking their oar in," what are they doing?
Interfering with someone else's business
Helping out a friend in need
Gossiping
10
If someone is "pulling your leg," what are they actually doing?
Joking
Being rude
Eating

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