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Sayings About Food Quiz

The missing words are foods or drinks. See if you can guess them.
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First submittedOctober 20, 2010
Last updatedNovember 13, 2018
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Saying
As flat as a pancake
Couch potato
Don't cry over spilled milk
Oil and water don't mix
Let them eat cake
The proof is in the pudding
Variety is the spice of life
Beef, it's what's for dinner
As cool as a cucumber
An apple a day
keeps the doctor away
Saying
Too many cooks spoil the broth
If life deals you lemons, make lemonade
Don't put all your eggs in one basket
The greatest thing since sliced bread
The carrot and the stick
Man does not live by bread alone
Like taking candy from a baby
Champagne taste on a beer budget
Not for all the tea in China
You'll catch more flies with honey
than with vinegar
Saying
Not worth a hill of beans
Take it with a grain of salt
Cream rises to the top
Turn water into wine
Stew in one's own juices
Tough nut to crack
Wake up and smell the coffee
The toast of the town
Humble pie
You can't squeeze blood
from a turnip
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level 61
Apr 11, 2013
Good quiz. Just one criticism. The proverb is 'The proof of the pudding is in the eating' (not 'The proof is in the pudding').
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level 36
Apr 11, 2013
agreed. 'The proof is in the pudding' doesn't mean anything, and is generally said by the same people who say 'at the end of the day'.
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level 63
Apr 11, 2013
I know a lot of people hate the phrase "at the end of the day," but how is it wrong as a proverb? What's it supposed to be? I'm asking honestly!
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level 69
Aug 2, 2017
I'm still trying to figure out what is wrong with "at the end of the day". A day does have a beginning and an end, does it not?
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level 48
Apr 16, 2018
Just throwing this out there, but if a lot of people make the same mistake...then is it a mistake, or have they modified and created a new proverb? Just because it's not the original one, doesn't mean it isn't a proverb...
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level 14
Apr 17, 2018
Just because people are not knowledgeable or culturally literate does not make the falsely circulated idiom the correct one. the Original is always right while modern society is wrong. that's just how it is.
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level 73
Feb 17, 2019
I don't see why the same wouldn't apply to words then. The whole of English language is ignorant and culturally illiterate and the original is always right ...
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level 61
Mar 22, 2019
@yellowcloud. So each and every word you type is wrong, because none of them were in the original language.
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level 54
Apr 16, 2018
The original phrasing isn't very relevant when many people don't say all of the words. I, for one, have never heard "the proof of the pudding is in the eating." Every time I hear that idiom, it's always "the proof is in the pudding." Perhaps this is regional?
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level 83
Apr 11, 2013
Request the addition of bacon for coffee. Besides being the way I usually hear and say it, it's bacon!!
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level ∞
Aug 7, 2015
Okay, bacon will work now.
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level 69
Aug 2, 2017
I thought it was, "wake up and smell the roses", but I guess not too many people eat roses.
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level 67
Dec 15, 2017
You're thinking of "Stop and smell the roses."
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level 18
Apr 13, 2013
Would you accept juice instead of juices? And I thought it was wake up and smell the bacon...
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level 72
Oct 6, 2014
I just thought the same thing! (and didn't get the point :( )
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level ∞
Aug 7, 2015
Juice (singular) will work now.
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level 20
Apr 16, 2013
This is a great and fun quiz. I love quizzes with food or idioms/quotes in them, and this hit both of 'em! Thanks!
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level 76
Oct 11, 2015
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level 31
Apr 21, 2013
since when was oil a drink!
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level 76
Jan 5, 2017
It isn't a drink, but it's a food. Oil and vinegar dressing?
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level 13
Sep 5, 2013
I'm pretty sure its "Man does not live on bread alone" not by bread alone
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level 13
Sep 5, 2013
Also, I'd like to have a little talk with the guy who missed "An apple a day keeps the doctor away"
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level 45
Oct 11, 2015
He most likely died due to a lack of Vitamin C, which he otherwise would have had, had he eaten an apple a day.
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level 67
Oct 12, 2015
It was William Tells son.
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level 62
Aug 4, 2016
Hahaha!
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level 21
Jul 16, 2014
i immediately went Wake up and Smell the Hummus! Sorry its Aladdin's fault!!
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level 35
May 24, 2015
Wake up and smell the [just about anything really]. I have heard so many versions and nine times out of ten its not food or drink related. I guess You can't squeeze blood form a turnip is a US thing as I have only heard of stone or rock.
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level 38
Jan 21, 2018
Wake up and smell the coffee (or bacon) makes sense because they both have strong (and likely pleasant) aromas. What else could you substitute... Collard Greens? Cabbage? - Would you really want to wake up smelling those cooking?
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level 8
Jun 1, 2015
100% Yay!
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level 74
Oct 11, 2015
I have never heard the expression "You can't squeeze blood from a turnip". From a stone, yes.
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level 26
Oct 11, 2015
Maybe it's different in England but I know it to be "Stew in one's own filth" and "You can't squeeze blood from a stone".
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level 49
Oct 11, 2015
People in my country say that "squeeze blood from a crab".
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level 67
Oct 12, 2015
Poor old crab!
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level 46
Oct 15, 2015
If life gives you lemons...shut up and eat your lemons.
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level 70
Mar 1, 2017
LOL!! Glad my father never heard that one. Brussel sprouts were bad enough.
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level 26
Dec 1, 2015
You spelled fitzpankakeweb wrong. "As flat as a fitzpankakeweb."
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level 72
Jul 6, 2019
How much fitzpankakeweb have you been smoking?
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level 26
Dec 1, 2015
And when life gives you lots of drinks, make pee.
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level 74
Apr 27, 2016
I have never heard the phrase "You can't squeeze blood from a turnip" in my life. Always heard it as "You can't squeeze blood from a stone".
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level 70
Mar 1, 2017
Actually, the way I always heard the stone phrase was "you can't GET blood from a stone." I quickly discerned that most people don't consider rocks to be food, and then noticed that the quiz said "squeeze" and not "get", so I broke out the mental crowbar and managed to dig up turnip.
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level 28
Nov 21, 2016
We have always said the greatest thing since buttered toast.
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level 72
Jul 6, 2019
That still doesn't explain how "toast of the town" is the least guessed with 19%.
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level 49
Jan 11, 2017
We're overdue for someone saying they've never heard of 'can't squeeze blood from a turnip'. If you do, make sure to mention you've always heard 'squeeze blood from a stone'.
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level 72
Jul 6, 2019
You can squeeze blood from a burger.
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level 34
Dec 13, 2017
I thought it was wake up and smell the roses
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level 23
Mar 9, 2018
roses are not foods are they?
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level 68
Apr 14, 2018
Well, I've eaten salads that included rose petals. Not particularly tasty, though.
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level 73
Feb 17, 2019
Rose water is a popular aroma for sweets in parts of Balkans and Middle East.
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level 76
Apr 14, 2018
Top banana?
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level 62
Apr 14, 2018
Sour grapes?
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level 49
Apr 14, 2018
30/30 very easy.....don't understand why people always have to debate these things. I mean even if you never actually heard one of these said in person, you've never read books or watched tv/movies Where people have said things? Like in my area i never heard the stick one but I remembered a book I read ten years ago that said that.
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level 76
Apr 14, 2018
Sam Malone: You know what they say, you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. Woody Boyd: Maybe I shouldn't be butting in here, but you can catch the most with dead squirrels.
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level 72
Jul 6, 2019
Woody Harrelson has always played a bit of himself from day 1.
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level 58
Apr 14, 2018
Carrot and the stick very low? Very well known in the uk but not so USA?
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level 25
Apr 14, 2018
I'm surprised the saying "If life gives you lemons, make lemonade" isn't here
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level 60
Aug 2, 2018
Um... it is.
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level 49
Apr 16, 2018
Wake up and smell the carrot.
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level 67
Nov 26, 2018
Well snowmen do!
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level 72
Jul 6, 2019
Mill donkeys dream about them.
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level 38
Apr 18, 2018
A commercial tagline is not a saying.
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level 57
Apr 24, 2018
I argue that it's a saying now. It's evolved from its humble beginnings.
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level 73
Feb 17, 2019
And it's US-centric :) Anyway if we're talking about healthy, light meals are much better for dinner ...
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level 71
Aug 15, 2018
Never heard the turnip one. But it's true, clearly.
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level 36
Mar 19, 2019
Can Egg be accepted for Eggs?
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level 38
Jul 9, 2019
I've only ever heard "talk of the town", could that be accepted?
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level 77
Aug 5, 2019
"talk of the town" wouldn't be a saying about food, though.
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level 52
Sep 2, 2019
please include stone, as in 'you can't, get blood out of a stone'. I have never heard of turnip!