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Technobabble II



 

Puzzle ID:#23058
Fun:*** (3.03)
Difficulty:** (1.89)
Category:Other
Submitted By:CPlusPlusMan*us****

 

 

 



The following are colloquialisms/idioms written in their literal form. Try to find all four.

Example: A Panthera Pardus is incapable of altering its texture. (A leopard can't change its spots)

1. A colorless crystalline carbon existing within a uncouth environment.

2. Descending in the manner of the order of Diptera.

3. A late pop singer has departed from the premises.

4. To be delivered by metallic object that brings forth a great ringing noise.


Answer

1. A Diamond in the Rough--A term referring to someone with good character, but lacking social grace.

2. Dropping like flies--This means to lose attention or become bored easily. It can also mean for a large number of people to get sick very rapidly.

3. Elvis has left the building--It was an announcement made at the end of Elvis' concerts to get fans to leave. It is now used when a major event has ended.

4. Saved by the bell--Now used when someone is in trouble, and is saved by an unrelated cause.

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