Brain Teasers
Brain Teasers Trivia Mentalrobics Games Community
Personal Links
Submit a Teaser
Your Favorites
Your Watchlist
Browse Teasers
All

Cryptography
Group
Language
Letter-Equations
Logic
Logic-Grid
Math
Mystery
Optical-Illusions
Other
Probability
Rebus
Riddle
Science
Series
Situation
Trick
Trivia

Random
Daily Teasers
Search Teasers

Advanced Search
Add to Google Add to del.icio.us

More ways to get Braingle...

BB02 METAPHOR-MIX #02

Language brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.

 

Puzzle ID:#50273
Fun:*** (2.31)
Difficulty:** (1.66)
Category:Language
Submitted By:BadBunnee02*us**

 

 

 



Our Motto : "We never metaphor we didn't like."

Here's the deal:

Following is an example of a "three word phrase" illustrative of many common-use colloquial or idiomatic expressions in our society:

"live and learn"

It consists of one "before" word; "live", one "mid" word; "and", & one "after word; "learn".

BB02 visited the local Ye Olde Language Shoppe for their half-off sale so he could replenish his supply.

But when he got home he discovered his backpack had a small rip and ALL the "mid" words had fallen out, leaving only the first and last words of the six three-word phrases he had purchased.

Help BB02 reconstruct all six of the three-word phrases complete with the "missing" middle words.

Here are the 12 "before" and "after" words he has:

alive, clear, done, ear, egg, free, if, lay, lend, said, well, when



Answer

alive and well
free and clear
if and when
lay an egg
lend an ear
said and done

If you wish definitions and usages enter either or both (individually) the expressions below in any computer search engine:

idiom:lay an egg
define:lay an egg

Hide




What Next?

  
  

See another brain teaser just like this one...

Or, just get a random brain teaser

If you become a registered user you can vote on this brain teaser, keep track of
which ones you have seen, and even make your own.

 



Comments


There are no comments




Back to Top
   



Users in Chat : None 

Online Now: 6 users and 391 guests

Copyright © 1999-2014 | Updates | FAQ | RSS | Widgets | Links | Green | Subscribe | Contact | Privacy | Conditions | Advertise

Custom Search





Sign In A Create a free account