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"In" Sayings #1

Can you complete these common idioms that involve the word "in"?
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Last updated: November 19, 2019
First submittedAugust 8, 2019
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IN
Answer
He hit a hole...
in
one
That comment was tongue...
in
cheek
You can visit me once...
in a
while / blue moon
He said, I'm a thorn...
in his
side / flesh
On the beach, I found a message...
in a
bottle
No one mentioned the elephant...
in the
room / corner
She froze like a deer...
in the
headlights
Your donation is a drop...
in the
bucket / ocean
Never look a gift horse...
in the
mouth
She has a bee...
in her
bonnet
Hubris was the chink...
in his
armour
His so-called friends left him twisting...
in the
wind
You are just a cog...
in the
wheel / machine / system
He's a pain...
in the
neck
The politician promised a chicken...
in every
pot
I've got a lump...
in my
throat
I have butterflies...
in my
belly / stomach
They are a match made...
in
heaven / hell
Finding a good wife is like searching for a needle...
in a
haystack
You are a riddle wrapped...
in an/a
enigma / mystery
You can't put a round peg...
in a
square hole
My guess was a shot...
in the
dark
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level 67
Nov 18, 2019
Needs more time. I didn't even get to type my answer for the last question when I ran out of time. I hadn't stopped to think on any either. Also, your donation is a drop in the.....ocean? Never heard the one about the politician before.
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level 39
Nov 18, 2019
Thanks I added more time.
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level 84
Nov 18, 2019
Meanwhile, I think it's too much time. I finished with 3:22 left.
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level 68
Nov 19, 2019
Well, on my screen it still shows only 2 min. Has it reverted back again? Why not just put the standard 4 minutes?
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level 57
Nov 18, 2019
I thought drop in the ocean, never heard of bucket; is it American?
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level 71
Nov 18, 2019
Agree, I only have heard of drop in the ocean.
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level 39
Nov 18, 2019
Thanks I'll be adding Ocean. Also if you Google drop in the bucket you'll see it's common. Thanks for your input.
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level 75
Nov 18, 2019
Drop in the ocean should be an accepted answer. It's the more common phrase. "drop in the ocean" returns more than three times as many results on google that "drop in bucket" https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/a-drop-in-the-ocean
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level 39
Nov 18, 2019
Ocean will be added thanks!
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level 77
Nov 19, 2019
It now only accepts "bucket/ocean". Neither bucket or ocean are accepted individually.
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level 76
Nov 18, 2019
I've always heard "square peg in a round hole", not the other way round.
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level 73
Nov 19, 2019
Yeah, wouldn't a round peg fit in a square hole, just with the corners left open?
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level 73
Nov 19, 2019
Any shaped peg will fit in any shaped hole if the hole is big enough...
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level 62
Nov 19, 2019
In German there's a saying about a thorn in ones eye. Guess that's not an international thing.
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level 75
Nov 19, 2019
Also, elephant in the living room.
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level 47
Nov 19, 2019
i have never heard of lump in throat but i have heard of frog in throat, surely it should have frog as the answer aswell
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level 57
Nov 19, 2019
"lump in your throat" is when it's hard swallowing because you're so close to crying. "frog in your throat" is that scratchy feeling you get in your throat, so you cough to try and clear it.
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level 33
Dec 1, 2019
i thought "frog in your throat" had a meaning more similar to "cat's got your tongue" type of thing? Whereas lump in your throat is more like nerves/being anxious awaiting some type of response or something?
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level 71
Nov 19, 2019
Lol thank you for accepting another word in the "He's a pain the..." question.
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level 39
Nov 19, 2019
Lol! I grew up with that one so I had to include it!
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level 76
Nov 20, 2019
Any chance you can accept the 'tuchus'? It's common enough to make it into the New York Times, and so very colourful :)
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level 82
Nov 19, 2019
I think the one about finding a good wife is quite dated in its misogyny. Something more neutral in place of that perhaps? Or can we just change it to "spouse"?
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level 39
Nov 19, 2019
I'm a woman and I usually heard the "A good man is ..." So I did switch it up to the less common use with a wife.
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level 76
Nov 20, 2019
Agree with sillie. Might be less common in this phrase but misogyny is common enough as it is.
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level 58
Dec 1, 2019
I don't see how that saying could be misogynistic.
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level 50
Nov 20, 2019
twisting wind is a new one on me, got all the others
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