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Religion Idioms

Fill the blanks in these idioms with Christian religious themes.
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Idiom
Eat the forbidden fruit
On a wing and a prayer
One's cross to bear
Cast pearls before swine
Hold out an olive branch
The prodigal son returns
Kill the fatted calf
Idiom
Land of milk and honey
Rob Peter to pay Paul
The salt of the Earth
Turn the other cheek
Preaching to the choir
Holier than thou
Practice what you preach
Idiom
The devil is in the details
Come hell or high water
Not a snowball's chance in hell
When hell freezes over
Wear sackcloth and ashes
Fire and brimstone
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level 46
Nov 25, 2013
How ironic - I didn't get the devil one because I put detail, and not details!
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level 73
Nov 25, 2013
Ha. Too funny.
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level 72
Feb 5, 2015
Me too - I've only ever heard "detail" in that context.
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level ∞
Jun 20, 2016
Detail will work now.
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level 67
Jun 21, 2016
irony, anyone?
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level 43
May 11, 2014
As a devout baptist growing up we always called it hellfire and brimstone!
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level 82
May 29, 2014
Thought it was "salt of the land", but live and learn. - Likely to be a translation thing as "land" and "Earth" are the same word in my language.
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level 38
Aug 21, 2018
"Earth" is the entire globe (i.e. planet) "Land" is terra firma or alternately, a country (such as homeland, or motherland)
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level 62
Oct 2, 2019
He is talking about his language, so why are you correcting him? I am sure he knows better what it is in his own language than someone that doesnt even know what language he is talking about.

In my many languages there is overlap between the words, earth, soil, ground, land. And in cases it could be misinterpret you would use world or planet instead of earth, (and country in stead of land for instance).

In (old) english aswell earth used to mean ground, soil, like the other germanic languages, its meaning just has come mainly mean the planet.

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level 73
Sep 14, 2018
Fat of the land, salt of the Earth - maybe you are getting them mixed up
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level 38
Mar 29, 2019
^ No, I didn't. I was trying to explain the difference to Sillie.
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level 73
Apr 8, 2019
I was responding to Sillie - if I responded to you my post would have been indented from yours...
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level 44
Aug 22, 2014
100% first try. Best atheist ever :)
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level 48
Jun 2, 2016
Agree with others, I've never heard "The devil is in the details" only detail. Also knew snowflake and cat in hell but not snowball.
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level 70
Sep 29, 2019
The idiom in use in Australia is definitely snowflake rather than snowball.
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level 72
Jun 19, 2016
I have also heard preaching to the converted but less often than choir.
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level 67
Jun 20, 2016
"The Devil is in the detail" is a potent warning against excessive automotive vanity.
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level ∞
Jun 20, 2016
Lol
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level 46
Jul 3, 2016
You know you've arrived when Quizmaster LOL's at your comment.
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level 47
Jun 20, 2016
I have never heard of snowmen in hell. The expression in the UK is not a cat in hell’s chance. Please accept cat!
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level 65
Oct 2, 2016
+1 for cat
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level 45
Jun 29, 2019
I’m a cat. Moo.
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level 49
Feb 27, 2018
I had never heard that expression but am convinced. Allow the cats!
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level 77
Jul 19, 2019
Never heard the expression, but I'm curious about its origin. Do cats somehow have less of a chance in hell than other creatures?
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level 66
Sep 16, 2019
I’ve never heard of snowmen in Hell either. Good thing that it’s snowballs instead.
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level 44
Jun 23, 2016
Am I the only one who, not knowing any of these, tried Hold Out An Olive TREE? Still, I was close.
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level 58
Jun 26, 2016
See, but olive trees are much harder to hold out. I find it's a lot easier to just hold out a branch.
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level 67
Oct 6, 2017
Finding an Olive Tree when you want one would be the hardest part.
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level 62
Oct 2, 2019
Èver seen a dove flying with a tree? ;)
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level 55
Dec 30, 2016
I believe it should be "practise" what you preach and not practice
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level 57
Jun 29, 2019
You are correct.
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level 73
Jul 5, 2019
indeed - practice is a noun, practise is a verb.

Unless this is another case of differences between American and British English
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level 44
Oct 21, 2019
It is. We use practice for both noun and verb.
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level 70
Mar 4, 2017
"When hell freezes over" reminded me....this group of people from Minnesota are in hell, and are just having a grand ol' time. The devil finds this annoying, and is told that the people are so used to frigid temperatures, that they are absolutely loving the new climate. The devil figures he'll straighten them all out and has every heat source shut down and every last fire extinguished and drops the temperature well below zero. The folks from Minnesota begin to look around and see frost on everything, and icicles hanging everywhere and they start yelling and shouting in jubilation even more boisterously than before, as this could mean only one thing! The Vikings must have just won the Super Bowl.
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level 45
Apr 6, 2017
Ash should be accepted
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level 38
Jun 8, 2017
I seriously doubt that anyone larger than an amoeba could be clad in one ash!
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level 77
Feb 27, 2018
ash is a non-count noun
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level 39
Jun 24, 2017
Another vote here for "not a cat's chance in hell", which is a common phrase in the UK. Why have all the comments about it been ignored?
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level 67
Oct 6, 2017
The Quizmaster is a stubborn sun-of-a-gun.
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level 73
Dec 12, 2018
He does have 5,000 - 6,000 quizzes to monitor...
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level 40
Apr 3, 2018
I also put 'cat' instead of snowball
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level 77
Mar 29, 2019
Why would a cat have a low chance of surviving in hell? I imagine they'd fare as well or better than most there.
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level 45
Jun 29, 2019
Exactly. Cats love heat. They'd have a great time down there, plus they'd find all the people allergic to cats and sit on them.
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level 73
Jul 8, 2019
In order to be in hell in the first place, surely the cat has already failed at surviving...
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level 62
Oct 2, 2019
It has 9 lives, might have something to do with it ;)
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level 41
Mar 29, 2019
Huh I’m Christian, but the wing and a prayer one only made me think of Bon Jovi... xD Nice quiz!
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level 62
Oct 2, 2019
Isnt that living on a prayer? (ugh and now I am somehow reminded of madonna too...)
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level 65
Oct 21, 2019
I never thought of the expression about robbing Peter to pay Paul as religious.