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Sayings About Animals #2

The missing words in these popular cliches are the names of animals. See if you can guess them.
Some answers are plural
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First submittedSeptember 30, 2010
Last updatedAugust 28, 2018
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Cliche
When pigs fly
It's a dog eat dog world
The cat's pajamas
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth
Wise as an owl
The world is my oyster
Like rats abandoning a sinking ship
The chickens coming home to roost
A wolf in sheep's clothing
Quit cold turkey
Cliche
Kill two birds with one stone
The birds and the bees. (Facts of life)
The canary in the coal mine
An elephant never forgets
Fun as a barrel of monkeys
The best laid plans of mice and men
Vain as a peacock
A big fish in a small pond
Have a tiger by the tail
All hat, no cattle
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level 16
Sep 30, 2010
I got 11... the cliche's are always lost on me.
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level 58
Sep 30, 2010
All hat no cattle think Texas and Dubya.
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level 28
Aug 18, 2011
You should accept chicken
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level 32
Apr 17, 2019
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level 53
Aug 31, 2011
I didn't get the cattle one because my mum used to say 'All hat, no knickers!' but I'm guessing that probably has a different meaning
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level 45
Jun 6, 2015
That's the one I know too!
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level 39
Aug 30, 2015
In the UK, it's "All fur coat and no knickers".
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level 71
Aug 13, 2018
Or all talk and no trousers. But I love the cattle one, will use that.
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level 42
Feb 3, 2012
In all my long life I've never heard "all hat, no cattle"...but then, us Easterners an' city folk don't cotton much to them country sayin's.
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level 18
May 13, 2012
I got "Like RATS sinking an abandoned ship" but not "The birds and the BEES" lol
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level 20
Mar 13, 2013
Extraordinary for me to get most hard ones and not the ones that 'everyone' should know XD!
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level 60
Mar 13, 2013
I only missed "vain as a peacock" and "all hat and no cattle," but after Googling the latter, I'm gonna have to mix it into my repertoire. I like it.
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level 83
Mar 13, 2013
Never heard it as "vain" as a peacock - I've only ever heard "proud". Used to be NBC's slogan.
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level 71
Feb 28, 2016
Ditto.
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level 85
Jul 2, 2017
Likewise
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level 76
Mar 13, 2013
As a bald man, I tried "All hat, no hare" - get it? HAHAHA!!
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level 75
Jul 6, 2014
I tried that one, too! LOL. Never heard the no cattle saying.
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level 34
Mar 13, 2013
wow I cant believe I got 100%!!!
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level 16
Mar 13, 2013
100% like a boss
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level 20
Mar 15, 2013
Fun quiz. Haven't heard some of these be4.
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level 68
Nov 10, 2013
For some reason, all I could think of was "all hat and no rabbit". I've been thinking about magicians too often.
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level 74
Feb 16, 2015
Some of us in the UK think that you should accept "The world is my Lobster"... ;) :) To quote a certain Arthur Daley from the TV series 'Minder'...
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level 39
Aug 30, 2015
Yes. Good old "Arfur". Sad that George Cole has recently died.
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level 66
Mar 23, 2015
I love the "All hat, no cattle" clue. It took me a while to come up with it, but I do remember hearing it once upon a time (back when I was a wee one and my grampa had a dairy farm). Good stuff. :D
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level 26
Feb 14, 2016
Can you accept non plural words.. Like chicken... Instead of only chickens... Got Monkey and Chicken but forgot to add the S.
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level 28
Feb 15, 2016
Kim and Whitney aren't very good at this game
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level 26
Jul 11, 2016
It's "as wise as a hoo hoo".
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level 57
Jul 18, 2016
I've never heard of "All hat, no cattle." I tried "All hat, no rabbit." It wasn't right, but I like it better.
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level 67
Jul 28, 2017
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level 39
Jul 27, 2018
...all hat no rabbit makes more sense than cattle...
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level 27
Apr 5, 2017
Re 'all hat, no cattle' I think it's supposed to be 'big hat, no cattle'. Randy Newman even wrote a song about it, lol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdgcyT_nsBA
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level 67
Jul 28, 2017
There used to be a saying where I come from "If you can't fight - wear a big hat"
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level 14
Jul 28, 2017
Where's the saying "If you don't want to run with the big dogs, stay on the porch"
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level 32
Mar 17, 2018
You can also add "It's raining cats and dogs" or "Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my"
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level 20
Sep 3, 2018
Have you heard the John Lennon song, "Cold Turkey?" It's a very great song.