Things That Go Together Quiz #5

Guess what's missing in these famous pairs.
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Last updated: January 10, 2015
First submittedJanuary 26, 2013
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Famous Pair
Cat & Mouse
Bed & Breakfast
Hugs & Kisses
Odds & Ends
Smoke & Mirrors
Cloak & Dagger
Famous Pair
Bells & Whistles
Trial & Error
Hustle & Bustle
Checks & Balances
Bangers & Mash
Peaches & Cream
Famous Pair
Hither & Thither
Doom & Gloom
Fear & Loathing
First & Foremost
Fore & Aft
Intents & Purposes
Famous Pair
Rough & Tumble
Search & Seizure
Wear & Tear
Alas & Alack
Black & Tan
Surf & Turf
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Level 73
Jun 13, 2013
Anyone (over 45) try Peaches and Herbs?
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Level 80
Jun 13, 2013
Glad I wasn't the only one (42 here). Good quiz.
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Level 44
Jun 14, 2013
Make that 3 (46).
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Level 72
Sep 27, 2013
yep...(29) LOL
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Level 74
Mar 24, 2014
I thought I'd be the only one.
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Level 28
May 1, 2014
first thing I thought of
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Level 55
Jun 13, 2015
Peaches and Herb indeed, and yes I tried it (43)
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Level 70
Jun 13, 2015
That was my first thought, too.
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Level 63
Sep 14, 2015
I'm 29 and yes I did!
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Level 55
Jun 21, 2014
I had to Google black and tan.
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Level 40
Oct 15, 2020
You know that's pure cheating right?
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Level 72
Jun 13, 2015
kept thinking "means and ends," and trying to figure out if I could justify asking the Quizmaster for that to count.
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Level 71
Jul 13, 2018
You could.
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Level 56
Jun 13, 2015
didn't get why trail & error didn't work...
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Level 62
Sep 15, 2015
typo? sometimes you can't see one word out. Trail & trial.
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Level 68
Jun 17, 2015
100% even though I had never heard of black and tan, and had to guess.
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Level 60
Nov 27, 2016
Black and tan could also be a Doberman pinscher.
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Level 26
Sep 10, 2015
The correct spelling for 'checks' is cheques.
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Level 67
Mar 2, 2016
That spelling is only used when referring to a cheque as in the following : "I paid him the money by writing him a cheque" Whereas, in the term checks and balances, the word checks is referring to a way of checking that the branches of the government are doing their job. e.g. "The system has a series of built in checks and balances to ensure the government runs smoothly"
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Level 62
Sep 15, 2015
Only one that got me was swings and balances.
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Level 82
Feb 12, 2019
swings and roundabouts
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Level 64
Feb 2, 2017
I can't believe I didn't get "bed and breakfast". All I could think of was coffee. I guess I needed a cup.
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Level 67
Aug 29, 2019
I want one now, and I dont even drink coffee!
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Level 65
Jul 27, 2017
What does black and tan mean??
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Level 70
Aug 29, 2017
Anything that is Black & Brown can be called Black & Tan. Today it generally means a Beer and Guinness cocktail made by mixing half & half of each. Some dogs are also called Black & Tan purely by their colouring.

The origin of the phrase Black & Tan still arouses controversy in Ireland. The Black and Tans were mostly former soldiers brought into Ireland by the government in London after 1918 to assist the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) in their work.Once in Ireland it quickly became apparent that there were not enough uniforms for all those who had joined up. Therefore they wore a mixture of uniforms – some military, some RIC. This mixture gave them the appearance of being in khaki and dark police uniform. As a result, these men got the nickname “Black and Tans”, and it stuck.

Unfortunately violence begets violence and many innocent civilians suffered for the killing of B&T members in retaliation.

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/ireland-1845-to-1922/the-black-and-tans/

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Level 79
May 29, 2018
Yeah, I haven't heard of that one either. Also "alas and alack".
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Level 63
Apr 18, 2018
for non americans would you allow this spelling of cheques..
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Level 79
May 29, 2018
It's not cheques -- the noun meaning "a promisory note reqpresenting money". It's checks -- the verb meaning "to examine something or slow the progress of something" (in this case, to examine the political power structure and slow the acquisition of absolute power and dictatorship).
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Level 51
Apr 18, 2018
Thither & yon?
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Level 56
Jun 12, 2018
what is peaches and herb?
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Level 65
Jul 13, 2018
Peaches & Herb are an American vocalist duo. Herb Fame (born October 1, 1942) has remained a constant as "Herb" since the duo was created in 1966; seven different women have filled the role of "Peaches", most notably Francine "Peaches" Hurd Barker (April 28, 1947 – August 13, 2005), the original "Peaches" who lent her nickname to the duo, and Linda Greene, the third "Peaches" who appeared on the duo's biggest hits "Shake Your Groove Thing" (1978) and "Reunited" (1979).
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Level 55
Jan 8, 2019
Misread one and put bride and gloom. Might have been about right.