QUIZ: Can you spot the cliché?

QUIZ: Can you spot the cliché?

Clichés are phrases that have been used to the point of becoming threadbare. Case in point, ‘an apple a day, keeps the doctor away’. And here’s another one: ‘to avoid something or someone like the plague. That one has probably been around as early as, you guessed it, the plagues of Western Europe in the 4th and 5th century.

Some of them can be quite funny though. For instance, if someone always talks about doing grand and impressive things but never actually does them you may say they’re ‘all mouth and no trousers’. You may also refer to all they say as ‘hot air’.

And some of them we are still using because they are still relevant. For example when someone is giving unsolicited advice we call them a ‘backseat driver’. If there is anger or animosity between two people we say there is ‘bad blood’. Even Tailor Swift has used that one.

Some of them have changed meaning. For instance when you’re having a day when everything seems to be going wrong it used to be said one is ‘having a bad hair day’. Now when we say we’re having a bad hair day, we mean that literally – my hair is a mess!

So, can you spot the clichés in this quiz? Try to beat all the questions!

#1. A vulnerable or weak spot is called?

Derived from the Greek Myth of the hero Achilles, whose mother held him by the heel while dipping him into the River Styx to make him immortal. He was killed by an arrow shot into his heel.

#2. When you pile humiliation onto a bad situation and make it worse people say you are?

#3. When a person does something that is precisely to one's liking one says?

#4. When something is a burden or a curse on you it is called?

#5. When an agreement is canceled or reneged because things have changed people say?

#6. When people say all cats are gray after dark/at night they mean?

#7. When you are paying close attention to what is being said you say you are?

#8. When you did something but it turned out to be futile you say it is?

#9. When everything has been taken into account one says?

#10. When you are well prepared and organized you say you have?


Your score!


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