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Animal Idioms Quiz #2

The missing words in these idioms are animals. Guess what they are.
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Last updated: October 30, 2012
First submittedOctober 30, 2012
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Meaning
Idiom
Tycoon
Fat Cat
Center of a target
Bull's Eye
One who prefers to act alone
Lone Wolf
Userer
Loan Shark
Period of decreasing stock prices
Bear Market
Lookout at the top of a ship's mast
Crow's Nest
Clump of dust or lint
Dust Bunny
Something that appears to be
threatening, but isn't
Paper Tiger
Method of diving with arched back
and arms held wide
Swan Dive
Person who loves to read
Bookworm
Outwit
Outfox
Straight-legged military march
Goose Step
To nag
Henpeck
Meaning
Idiom
Alcohol as a hangover cure
Hair of the Dog
Having feet that turn inward
Pigeon Toed
Teenage infatuation
Puppy Love
To quit abrubtly
Cold Turkey
Mechanic
Grease Monkey
Insincere tears
Crocodile Tears
Nonsense!
Hogwash
Nonsense!
Horsefeathers
Person who stays up late
Night Owl
Pedestrian crosswalk
Zebra Crossing
Politican who serves, but whose
successor has already been elected
Lame Duck
Person who wakes up early
Early Bird
UK bachelor party
Stag Night
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Level 18
Oct 30, 2012
This so called swan dive is known as a swallow dive in the uk
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Level 60
May 26, 2015
Never heard it referred to as a swallow dive
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Level 72
Aug 8, 2018
never heart it called anything else
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Level 20
Oct 31, 2012
Never heard of Pigeon Toed or Lame Duck.
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Level 39
Oct 31, 2012
I predict that some (other) American quiz-taker is going to complain about "zebra crossing" and/or "stag night".
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Level 20
Apr 25, 2013
Bachelor parties are sometimes called Stag parties in the U.S., it's not as common, but it's not unknown.
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Level 44
May 26, 2015
That's what my mother calls bachelor parties, their Stag. We are Slovak, not British, so I have no idea where she got it from but insists on using it.
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Level 73
Jul 16, 2013
I've noticed that it's mostly British and Australian people complaining about culturally centric questions. Not many American complaints.
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Level 73
May 7, 2014
Because we appreciate the opportunity to learn about other cultures.
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Level 70
May 26, 2015
Maybe because there are only 2 of them?
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Level 54
May 28, 2015
Exactly. We Americans aren't really unable to see the ethnocentric questions, because many of them are geared toward (and written by) Americans. By nature, people are blind to their own privilege. That's why we all have to learn about each other! :-D
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Level 77
May 15, 2014
I'm not complaining, zebra crossing is just not a phrase with which I'm familiar. I figured it must be so-called because of the stripes? Stag night is a phrase I heard decades ago but not in recent times. It was a night when married men took a night out together to drink and play poker without the wives around.
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Level 80
Feb 6, 2015
Stag night/Stag party was a common US term that went out of fashion in the 70's/80's when women began having them (rather than just bridal showers). Zebra crossing--that's just unique to the UK, Czech Republic, Mongolia, Kenya, or wherever they say such silly things.
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Level 57
May 29, 2015
Another option (again in the UK) is a Pelican crossing - PEdestrian LIght CONtrolled crossing - the last 'O' changes to an 'A' to have pelican spelled correctly.
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Level 37
May 30, 2015
Excuse nonono, but australians growing up do know/learn as a nickname to call it a zebra crossing! So take that back at once!
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Level 69
Apr 19, 2017
Theres also now a PUFFIN crossing in the UK, but no-one uses the term apart from government departments, its virtually identical to a Pelican Crossing
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Level 41
Nov 4, 2018
Also a Toucan Crossing in the UK. Again, not widely known. Push button operated traffic lights, that turn red so that pedestrians and cyclists can cross the road, hence 'two can' cross.
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Level 78
Feb 7, 2019
I learned about stag night from "Downton Abbey" and zebra crossing from an old Beatles interview about the Abbey Road album.
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Level 58
Mar 18, 2019
Never heard of zebra crossing, figured likely a European term.
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Level 60
Nov 7, 2019
I'm glad I am not the only Brit who thought of pelican crossing. Actually I thought of it first before going oops of course duh. I got stuck just one, the bear. Don't really think of bears and sad and sinking.
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Level 62
Mar 29, 2020
Despite a comment above it is not just goverment departments that use the term Puffin crossing in the UK. As a driving instructor I used the term; it most definitely is not at all like a Pelican crossing, I would encourage learner drivers to recognise the difference, could make the difference between killing and not killing a pedestrian. People who already have a driving licence are of course allowed to ignore the highway code and run people down regardless - it will then be someone else's fault.
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Level 77
Apr 2, 2015
Got "stag" but it took me a minute. I remember that term from years ago referring to any all-male gathering, but usually something like a "poker night" without the wives/girlfriends; not necessarily a bachelor party.
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Level 54
Apr 23, 2015
I've never heard of "stag night", though I have heard of stag parties. But I did get zebra crossing. No complaints, though. I am not opposed to learning something new.
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Level 59
May 27, 2015
In American when you say you're "going stag" that means that you're going to an event without a date. Made that one easy enough.
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Level 49
May 30, 2015
It's got black and white stripes. Why would you not call it a zebra crossing?
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Level 75
Aug 10, 2017
For the same reason I don't call zebras "4-legged crosswalks".
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Level 78
Feb 7, 2019
Don, you never fail to amuse me. Sarcastic as heck, but never mean spirited.
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Level 61
Nov 22, 2016
I watch enough British TV shows that I knew zebra crossing.
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Level 55
Jun 28, 2017
Stag night was easy, but yeah, Zebra Crossing got me. So, that's a UK thing, then?
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Level 52
Oct 6, 2018
somewhere, in my many decades on this earth, i am sure they were referred to as BUCK'S nights...
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Level 10
Nov 1, 2012
I would say Hen Night but Stag Do - i think thats a more common phrase in UK.
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Level 70
May 26, 2015
A hen night is for women, a stag night is for men
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Level 37
May 30, 2015
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Level 28
Dec 30, 2012
I think Night Hawk should be accepted as well.
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Level 43
Mar 14, 2015
Seconded! I love the painting called "Nighthawks".
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Level 32
Jan 11, 2013
FYI stag night is a bit archaic in the states but is said here.
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Level 45
Aug 14, 2013
I'm curious why Zebra crossing worked but Puffin didn't. I tried Zebra second so I don't know if Pelican, Toucan or Pegasus would have worked. I like these animal quizzes!
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Level 76
Oct 12, 2013
Good quiz!
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Level 50
Jul 6, 2014
You have to love 'userer'.
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Level 37
May 30, 2015
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Level 28
Jul 20, 2014
Zebras are weird!! I much prefer pelicans
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Level 72
Aug 8, 2018
you have to press a button at a pelican. at a zebra you can just walk.
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Level 52
Oct 6, 2018
but always a good idea to check for traffic first
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Level 59
May 26, 2015
Hey....aren't you that kid from Crocodile Tears???
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Level 44
May 26, 2015
I've only heard the lookout on a ship referred to as "eagle's nest"
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Level 71
May 27, 2015
Hen toed is often used too...means the same thing as pigeon toed.
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Level 42
Jul 16, 2015
night guitar player. early fluter.
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Level 44
May 13, 2016
outsmart for outwit? buyers market for declining stocks? alligator tears?
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Level 75
Aug 10, 2017
I've heard of alligator arms and crocodile tears, but never alligator tears.

But other than that, great call-outs. I had a pet "smart" as a kid. (I mean, who didn't have one, right?) And one time walking through the woods, I was nearly attacked by a ferocious "buyers".
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Level 50
Jun 16, 2018
Buyers are no joke, those things hunt in packs and are known man eaters, I barely escaped a buyer ambush when I was a child.
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Level 55
Jun 28, 2017
I got them all in under a minute...except Zebra Crossing. Wha-huh? Never heard of it.
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Level 68
Sep 5, 2017
Know your animals? try ...... https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/120558/double-trouble-animals
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Level 64
May 19, 2018
No one else noticed that "abruptly" is misspelled in the cold turkey clue?
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Level 80
Aug 9, 2019
Good eye, I did not notice at first. Quizmaster, "abruptly" and "usurer" are misspelled above.

Also, thanks for the quiz, I enjoyed it!

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Level 81
Jul 15, 2018
Why doesn’t the first question accept ‘pig’ or ‘hog’?
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Level 67
Jan 18, 2019
Because that's not a term that refers specifically to a very wealthy person.
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Level 37
Dec 5, 2018
It is common in the US (in the Northern US at least) to call it a crosswalk. But not knowing that term, I always called it a Zebra Crossing until a New Yorker corrected me.
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Level 66
May 15, 2019
I thought it would be a toad toed
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