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Cliche Quotes Quiz #1

Guess the missing words from these famous cliches.
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First submittedSeptember 3, 2012
Last updatedJune 8, 2015
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A watched pot never boils
All is fair in love and war
An apple a day keeps the doctor away
A rolling stone gathers no moss
Think outside the box
If you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
Loose lips sink ships
Don't sweat the small stuff
The road to hell is paved with good intentions
There's more than one way to skin a cat
Still waters run deep
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Possession is 9/10's of the law
Absence makes the heart grow fonder
Better light a candle than curse the darkness
Blood is thicker than water
The way to a man's heart is through his stomach
You can't teach an old dog new tricks
Beauty is only skin deep
Even a broken clock is right twice a day
Slow and steady wins the race
Spare the rod and spoil the child
Money makes the world go round
The best things in life are free
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level ∞
Sep 3, 2012
Expanded!
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level 68
Sep 29, 2012
what about "love" makes the world go round?
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level 67
Jan 20, 2014
No it doesn't.
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level 78
Jul 2, 2015
centrifugal force
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level 38
Mar 19, 2019
^ Neither does money.
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level 60
Mar 19, 2019
@divantilya The saying is Money makes the world go round, like it or not.
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level 75
Dec 12, 2014
Love was my first thought. Never heard money but guessed it correctly anyway. 3:11 left.
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level 58
Jun 22, 2015
Never heard of "Money makes the world go around"? It's one of the best songs from Cabaret!
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level 75
Jul 2, 2015
These links say it's love: http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/Love+makes+the+world+go+round, and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_Makes_the_World_Go_%27Round_%281958_song%29 The second link refers to the Perry Como song from the 1950s.
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level 63
Sep 12, 2015
I've definitely heard that one many times. At least as often as Money. Plus, it's a nicer sentiment
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level 66
May 27, 2016
agreed
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level 83
Feb 7, 2013
Isn't it better TO light a candle than curse the darkness?
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level 73
Oct 28, 2013
Nope...it's telling you what to. First,you better light a candle. Then, curse the darkness. As in "$*&% you darkness! I've got a candle!" :-)
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level 83
Jan 20, 2014
Creative :) Fails on the than/then difference, though.
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level 55
Jul 2, 2015
hahaha
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level 71
Jul 2, 2015
No platitude, you're wrong. Buck has things in order...first "this", thEn "that"
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level 58
Jul 5, 2015
Hahaha. No reason why it can't be that way either, as long as the overall goal is met: that you got a candle (and lit it).
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level 83
Jul 9, 2015
@DiscoBayGolfer, yes, but the clue in the quiz uses 'than,' meaning that his explanation doesn't quite work. That's what I meant by failing on the than/then difference.
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level 57
Aug 1, 2019
@plattitude, he wasnt failing, he made a joke. And a very good one, so he was winning actually
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level 55
Jul 2, 2015
Came to the comments just to say this. But you beat me to it.
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level 67
Jul 26, 2013
I thought it was Absynthe makes the heart grow fonder ; )
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level 67
Jan 20, 2014
You, sir, have my like.
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level 58
Jul 5, 2015
That is hilarious; someone above said that too.
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level 44
Oct 18, 2014
its "fat bottom girls" that make this rockin' world go round....come on guys really....
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level 66
Jul 13, 2015
True. But if the world ain't a-rockin', then the fat-bottomed girls should have money if they want to come a-knockin'. :P
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level 60
Oct 18, 2014
Am I the only one who thinks that it's funny to see "Money makes the world go round" right next to "The best things in life are free" ? lol
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level 55
Jul 2, 2015
haha. That is funny.
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level 76
Mar 19, 2019
I'm left to conclude that the best thing in life would be to devise a way to stop the rotational spin of the Earth.
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level 57
Aug 1, 2019
Apparently the world going round isnt one of the best things in life.
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level 66
Nov 13, 2014
I love reading the comments of these cliche quizzes. It's interesting to see how cliches differ from region to region and nation to nation. :D
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level 59
Jul 2, 2015
Then again, there are cliche quotes which are the same between continents and languages, such as "all is fair in love and war" and "money makes the world go round". Those are used in Estonia too.
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level 33
Jun 14, 2015
Alternate for "absence make the heart grow fonder" should be "distance makes the heart grow fonder". That's how I've always heard it.
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level 50
Jul 2, 2015
I've never heard 'distance' used in that phrase - only 'absence' (and, in response to an earlier comment - I'm from the UK so I don't think it's a UK/US thing).
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level 68
Jul 2, 2015
I prefer to think outside the bun.
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level 49
Jul 2, 2015
any place that defends their food product by telling us it's "mostly meat" is a place I prefer not to go.
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level 66
Jul 13, 2015
Come on, you don't like "meat paste"? :P
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level 70
Jul 3, 2015
"...Curse the darkness" took me about 30 seconds but otherwise pretty easy.
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level 67
Aug 2, 2016
I've only heard possession is 9/10's of the game but I think that's just from FIFA. Could it be allowed though?
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level 43
Aug 13, 2016
'If you can't stand the heat, stay out of the sun' was my guess
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level 69
May 17, 2017
If you google "makes the world go round", LOVE is what comes up, first and often It is what I've always heard. There is also a song by The Stylistics, People Make the World Go Round. I never heard the expression about money. It doesn't show up in the first two pages of the google search. Even Dead Kennedys song, Kinky Sex Makes the World Go Round shows up before money.
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level 38
Jul 15, 2019
^ Same here. I've always heard "Love makes the world go round".
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level 71
Oct 4, 2017
Flat-earthers make the world go round. Scientists make the world go spherical.
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level 67
Oct 4, 2017
I think my Mother was the source for this quiz.
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level 76
Feb 14, 2018
I had no idea that the 'all work and no play' quote was anything other than a line spoken by Jack Torrance, until just now.
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level 49
Mar 23, 2018
I heard the Don't Fret the Small things not sweat haha.
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level 57
Aug 1, 2019
Never heard of the possession, candle, or rod one.