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Obfuscations of Popular Cliches #2

Translate these long-winded phrases into the popular cliches that have the same meaning.
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Obfuscation
Saying
A canine is the optimum compatriot of a male homo sapien
A culinary vessel with a human observer will never attain
a temperature greater than 100 degrees Celsius
Sanguine fluid has a higher viscosity than dihydrogen monoxide
The profundity of comeliness does not extend beyond the dermal layer
Excessive briskness causes an unnecessary expenditure of resources
A dyad is necessary to perform an Argentinian dance
Reprisal is a cuisine whose optimal temperature is frigid
Vocalization has meager monetary value
Those who are morally pure expire prior to becoming geriatric
The writing utensil is more potent than the cutlass
Nosh, quaff, and be jocund
There does not exist repose for those who are villainous
The domicile has the same location as the cardiac organ
Don't scrutinize the oral cavity of a complimentary equine
All atmospheric condensation has an argent layer
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Obfuscation
Saying
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level 79
Jul 13, 2015
Briskness almost got me, was thinking 'cold.'
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level 58
Jul 14, 2015
This was easy but incredibly fun. Please make more! You could also do it with movie or song titles.
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level 70
Jul 14, 2015
Fun! Spelling: vessel
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level ∞
Jul 14, 2015
Fixed
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level 76
Jul 14, 2015
I've always known it as a watched kettle not pot - good quiz.
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level ∞
Jul 14, 2015
That will work now
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level 56
Dec 5, 2017
Also I've heard it A watched pot "won't boil", or "will never boil". Not necessarily "never boils".
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level 80
Jul 16, 2015
Funny, it never struck me how opposite are the phrases "talk is cheap" and "silence is golden" until I realized I was typing the wrong one.
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level 55
Feb 6, 2016
Uh, they're not opposite, they're the opposite of opposite
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level 73
Nov 13, 2015
Both are great. Please make more.
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level 61
Sep 24, 2015
Love this. Thank you!
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level 59
Nov 13, 2015
English usage substitutes jolly for Merry.
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level ∞
Apr 5, 2017
Jolly will work now
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level 73
Nov 13, 2015
Very easy.
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level 34
Nov 13, 2015
Great, fun quiz! Thank you!
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level 15
Nov 13, 2015
Never heard of "Haste Makes Waste" - perhaps US English? Seems to be standard missed one, judging by results. Could only think of "More haste, less speed" which doesn't quite fit.
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level 64
Nov 13, 2015
ditto
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level 72
Nov 13, 2015
My Grandad used to say it all the time, in NZ by the way.
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level 51
Nov 17, 2015
Interesting, I didn't realize it was a rarely guessed one. I've always heard this phrase, growing up in the Southern US.
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level 55
Feb 6, 2016
I guessed it from making it up on the spot, to be honest
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level 52
Aug 4, 2017
+1
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level 36
Dec 6, 2017
This site seems to tackle your question pretty well https://separatedbyacommonlanguage.blogspot.ca/2012/01/haste-makes-waste-more-haste-less-speed.html
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level 72
Nov 13, 2015
"Don't look the gift horse in the mouth"... Unless you are in a siege.
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level 58
Nov 15, 2015
Anyone else hear that SNL skit with Sean Connery on Jeopardy while they were typing "the pen is mightier"?
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level 51
Nov 17, 2015
Guilty!
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level 68
Dec 5, 2017
Who reads?
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level 68
May 12, 2016
I am stingy with my five star ratings, but this gets one! πŸ‘πŸ»
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level 75
Aug 1, 2016
Great quiz! Love the accompanying photo.
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level 55
Nov 26, 2016
fun quiz
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level 60
Apr 27, 2017
Love the concept. I'd have liked some more time, because it can take time to get the saying in the right form even when you now it.
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level 73
Dec 5, 2017
It might be that my brain is more skewed toward linguistic aptitude but I finished this with 2:42 remaining and wasn't trying to hurry.
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level 69
Dec 5, 2017
Got completely stuck on β€˜A man’s best friend is his dog’ and never thought to try it the other way around, thought that was part of the obfuscation- please allow both!
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level 55
Dec 5, 2017
Haste makes waste? Eh? American phrase?
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level 65
Dec 6, 2017
It was often said in Lancashire UK and is said here in Australia.
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level 58
Dec 5, 2017
Can you add the type-in "good die young" for that one? I typed that but it wasn't accepted, so I assumed it was wrong somehow...
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level 42
Dec 5, 2017
Super fun!
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level 57
Dec 6, 2017
Accept the home is where the heart lies?
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level 66
Dec 6, 2017
Love the quiz, love the picture you chose to go with it!
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