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IGAR

Rebus brain teasers use words or letters in interesting orientations to represent common phrases.

 

Puzzle ID:#8359
Fun:*** (2.98)
Difficulty:** (1.48)
Category:Rebus
Submitted By:bluetwo****

 

 

 



What common phrase is represented below?

IGAR
CIGR
CGAR
CIGA
CIAR




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Comments

stargirl*
Nov 10, 2002

YOUR A GENIUS! i could actually figure out ur teaser! its a mirical!
(user deleted)
Nov 14, 2002

I couldn't
(user deleted)
Nov 14, 2002

I couldn't
dsquared*nz*
Nov 14, 2002

Great teaser Blue... I like the concept.
zenbyte
Jan 02, 2003

Dems tricky letters.
queenlila
Jan 02, 2003

That's the best rebus I've seen so far. Very clever!
shibbyguy
Jan 02, 2003

I Knew it but the words just wouldn't come to my head! Good one.
bluetwo*
Jan 03, 2003

thanks for all the kind words... much appreciated!
krishnanAin*
Nov 17, 2003

I didn't get it I have never heard that phrase before . What does it mean?
bluetwo*
Nov 17, 2003

krishnan, the phrase means that you are close to achieving success, but fall just a little bit short. you may be familiar with the games you can play to win prizes at carnivals/amusement parks. many years ago, cigars were often given as prizes. if the player just misses the object of the game, he was told that he was "close, but no cigar."
krishnanAin*
Nov 18, 2003

Thanks for the info. Cool teaser!
SliceOPiAus*
Jan 02, 2004

I agree somewhat. I could make out cigar but not sure how you could acheive the "close". Unless you were refering to how "close" its spelling was to the actual word. quite vague if you ask me. Oh well.
Candymn007**
Jan 24, 2004

Hasn't anyone ever told you smoking is bad for your health.
GCAF*
Jan 04, 2005

Love it, Great Teaser!
(user deleted)
Jan 04, 2005

hey i got that 1!!
ThreeTwoOne*
Jan 04, 2005

Very clever. Welcome to my list of favorite rebuses.
passion**
Jan 04, 2005

that's funny!!!!!
Cire*
Jan 04, 2005

I don't get it
punkin**
Jan 05, 2005

cool
youngest1000
Jan 31, 2005

wow that was great!!!!!
teen_wizAca*
Aug 14, 2006

That made me chuckle. Good job!
deepseaAus*
Dec 22, 2006

very clever
dogg6pound9Aus*
Jan 04, 2008

got it... like it
katjojoAus*
Jan 04, 2008

Very cute, I got a giggle out of that one.
bradon182001*us*
Jan 04, 2008

Not the best rebus I've seen, but ok. That's my opinion.
DeeOhGeeA
Jan 04, 2008

Very Clever. Send in more.
doeheadAus*
Jan 04, 2008

Not to good,and also the 4th repeat this year. C'mon editors give us some new teasers.
snowmonsterAus*
Jan 04, 2008

I liked this one quite a bit! More please!!!
racoonAph
Jan 04, 2008

this whole rebus thing is driving me nuts!
racoonAph
Jan 04, 2008

this whole rebus thing is driving me nuts!
racoonAph
Jan 04, 2008

this whole rebus thing is driving me nuts!
shannmoAus*
Jan 04, 2008

doehead this is not the new teaser list they pick one out of all the teasers to highlight it.not everyone has done every single teaser.
hradilv**
Jan 04, 2008

Pretty vague. I didn't like it. FYI: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Close_but_no_cigar
tommysmo*
Jan 04, 2008

that was fun!!!!
xdbtcpAus*
Jan 04, 2008

I guessed 'cigarettes'.....
Good one!
karma48*
Jan 04, 2008

Easy; FUN; clever;Thanks
7
2ndhandroseca*
Jan 04, 2008

It's an old saying I got it before I got into the teaser from the menu balloon.
It means almost. The word was almost there but not complete.

It ain't over till the fat lady sings.

Oops! too much Independence Day movie on weekend
Cigar - Fat Lady Sings etc.....
phyllisa*us*
Jan 04, 2008

GREAT teaser, very funny
FatHeadAus*
Jan 04, 2008

And I was thinking, "That's almost...", and I got it. Awesome!
BadBunnee02*us*
Jan 04, 2008

DOEHEAD - The "Teasers-Of-The-Day" are chosen from EXISTING teasers, not new ones. If you are not happy with that - and apparently your consistent comments show you are not - then you should go to the Community Forums and take the issue up with Jake. Not here.

It's a good rebus. I rated it TOPS!
mondayschild59Aus**
Jan 04, 2008

That was a good one. I got it right!!! Thanks for the great teaser. I don't care if it was a repeat. I've never seen it.

Monday~
AuthenticallyMe*
Jan 04, 2008

Whew! It's been YEARS since I've heard that saying! I didn't get it...I was thinking that it was something like beating around the bush.... and the only reason for that was because the last line removes the center of the word cigar, while the other lines remove the surrounding letters....
Well, great teaser! Keep more like it coming!
avonmaAus*
Jan 04, 2008

I couldn't quite get it. I knew you were missing a cigar, but the saying never popped into my head.
Good one!
zaya*
Jan 04, 2008

Nice one!
974999gecAus*
Jan 04, 2008

I saw that cigar was almost there, but didn't get it! I loved it though, and I am putting it on my favorites!
MadelulabelleAus*
Jan 04, 2008

Good one, nice and easy!
jabdrAus*
Jan 04, 2008

For once I 'got it right off the bat'. (as old as 'close but no cigar' )
Obviously, I loved it
UptheHillA**
Jan 04, 2008

Fun, but no cigar!!
leroy_h*
Jan 04, 2008

tricky - tricky
yanksgirlAus*
Jan 04, 2008

good
but not the hardest to figure out
-SwEeTiE_PiE-Aus*
Jan 04, 2008

Fun teaser
SweetPotatoAus*
Jan 04, 2008

Good one ... thanks. You baffled me!
racoonAph
Jan 05, 2008

now i get it
vlermaAus*
Jan 23, 2008

I was trying to figure out a statement that began I foresee . . .reading down, but as I can see in hindsight I shouldn't have been looking at all. Cute one!
MyLove4LifeAus*
May 23, 2008

That's a good one! It took me a second to figure it out, lol!
ShadowsAca**
Nov 11, 2008

I got it by looking at the title. And doehead, if you don't know what you're talking about, don't talk at all. Got it?

I love this teaser! Thanks!
papiermeisterAca*
Jan 04, 2011

you got me! good teaser.
dani4w45t*
Jan 04, 2011

GOOD ONE!
Babe*
Jan 04, 2014

I was going for "I forsee" also. Reading down as so many of these do that. To all of you picking on Doehead just stop. Everyone is entitled to their opinion!!!!You seem to be airing yours!!
lukasiwicz*
Jan 04, 2014

Babe, over the years Doehead has managed to irritate many responders to this site, with his/her persistent attempts to represent him/herself as being more cognitively competent than everybody else (all the Teasers are so easy for him/her, or so he/she often represents), and I think it is that that motivates others to snipe at him/her even when the immediate impetus for the sniping is kinda petty.
cutebugAus*
Jan 04, 2014

I find it amazing that people are talking about doehead who is not around anymore. Myself, I found doehead very honest and intriguing. But that is my personal opinion. I hope everybody realizes that this column is about our own opinions and that we should not slam others.
Zykezexus*
Jan 04, 2014

Ohhh good one, I didn't think of that.
Maggiethe8th*us*
Jan 04, 2014

I'm kinda mad at myself, but did a resounding Ohhhh!!! when I saw the answer!
jaycr*us*
Jan 04, 2014

Easy teaser today.
BTW doehead is not gone, he's here under a different name.
HABS2933Aca*
Jan 04, 2014

The most common complaint I have noted Doehead making is regarding the frequency with which teasers are repeated (and they are). Some of the teasers we see as TOTD are 10+ years odl and have been used on an annual basis for years. With almost 16,000 teasers (15971 at this moment) there really is no need to fall back on the same teasers again and again.

And if Doehead is indeed back, perhaps that should be kept quiet as he may not want that face known. Even if he is, he has toned down, since he was booted from the site I have not seen may comments that are as outspoken as many of his were.
I actually took the time to speak to Doehead and he was actually a very nice guy. He just spoke his mind.



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