Obfuscations of Popular Cliches #2

Translate these long-winded phrases into the popular cliches that have the same meaning.
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Last updated: April 5, 2017
First submittedJuly 13, 2015
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Obfuscation
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A canine is the optimum compatriot of a male homo sapien
A dog is a man's best friend
A culinary vessel with a human observer will never attain
a temperature greater than 100 degrees Celsius
A watched pot never boils
Sanguine fluid has a higher viscosity than dihydrogen monoxide
Blood is thicker than water
The profundity of comeliness does not extend beyond the dermal layer
Beauty is only skin deep
Excessive briskness causes an unnecessary expenditure of resources
Haste makes waste
A dyad is necessary to perform an Argentinian dance
It takes two to tango
Reprisal is a cuisine whose optimal temperature is frigid
Revenge is a dish best served cold
Vocalization has meager monetary value
Talk is cheap
Those who are morally pure expire prior to becoming geriatric
The good die young
The writing utensil is more potent than the cutlass
The pen is mightier than the sword
Nosh, quaff, and be jocund
Eat, drink, and be merry
There does not exist repose for those who are villainous
There's no rest for the wicked
The domicile has the same location as the cardiac organ
Home is where the heart is
Don't scrutinize the oral cavity of a complimentary equine
Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth
All atmospheric condensation has an argent layer
Every cloud has a silver lining
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Level 88
Jul 13, 2015
Briskness almost got me, was thinking 'cold.'
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Level 65
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 74
Jul 14, 2015
Fun! Spelling: vessel
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Level ∞
Jul 14, 2015
Fixed
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Level 81
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 61
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 52
Oct 19, 2018
i tried so many variations of the watched pot...just didn't get the one needed
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Level 85
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 57
Feb 6, 2016
Uh, they're not opposite, they're the opposite of opposite
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Level 31
Oct 26, 2020
I think they mean the fact the words are the opposite, not the meaning. Talk is the opposite of silence, and gold is not cheap.
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Level 78
Nov 13, 2015
Both are great. Please make more.
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Level 66
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 80
Nov 13, 2015
Very easy.
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Level 79
Nov 13, 2015
"Don't look the gift horse in the mouth"... Unless you are in a siege.
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Level 65
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 53
Nov 17, 2015
Guilty!
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Level 75
Dec 5, 2017
Who reads?
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Level 72
May 12, 2016
I am stingy with my five star ratings, but this gets one! 👏🏻
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Level 83
Aug 1, 2016
Great quiz! Love the accompanying photo.
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Level 53
Nov 26, 2016
fun quiz
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Level 65
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 80
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 71
Dec 5, 2017
Got completely stuck on ‘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 59
Dec 5, 2017
Haste makes waste? Eh? American phrase?
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Level 70
Dec 6, 2017
It was often said in Lancashire UK and is said here in Australia.
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Level 67
Oct 1, 2019
Havent heard of it easy, so it doesnt really make it out to tv/movies/books/internet a lot. Since I ve have come all the others.
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Level 66
Apr 11, 2020
I'd never heard it, do people really say "more haste less speed"? "Haste makes waste" is so much better.
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Level 70
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 41
Dec 5, 2017
Super fun!
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Level 58
Dec 6, 2017
Accept the home is where the heart lies?
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Level 67
Dec 6, 2017
Love the quiz, love the picture you chose to go with it!
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Level 72
Mar 4, 2019
Glad that you accept “Only the good die young” as well. Billy got in my head once I saw the question, so that was how I ended up writing it.
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Level 67
Oct 1, 2019
Nice, I like the level of difficulty ( in combo with this time) easy but it takes a few seconds for some, I find that allways nicer than immediately seeing everything.

got all but the waste haste. Have never heard of that one (not an native english speaker but most of the other ones are very common)

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Level 56
Oct 17, 2019
I know it as no peace for the wicked
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Level 33
Oct 22, 2020
I put in the pen is stronger, has more power, etc. etc., .... Felt pretty stupid when the answer popped up. Great quiz!!!