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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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Hint
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 68
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 42
Nov 18, 2019
Thanks I added more time.
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level 86
Nov 18, 2019
Meanwhile, I think it's too much time. I finished with 3:22 left.
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level 69
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 49
Jan 18, 2020
2 minutes is more than enough time.
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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 72
Nov 18, 2019
Agree, I only have heard of drop in the ocean.
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level 42
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 49
Jan 18, 2020
Nope, not American, it's in the bible, not that I have much use for the bible.
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level 76
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 42
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 74
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 65
Jan 14, 2020
Yea square pegs fit in round holes "with just the sides open". That one goes both ways. The shapes you are left with are just different. (Triangles with concave bottoms or tops of circles with a flat bottom; like D)

now putting ☆ in ♡, is more tricky ;)

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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 65
Jan 14, 2020
I tried eye first aswell then I remembered side
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level 71
Jan 14, 2020
As well as "a drop on a hot stone", "leave someone standing in the rain", and "a shot into the blue".
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level 65
Jan 15, 2020
Geez, that's way worse than a thorn in your side. How very German.
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level 76
Nov 19, 2019
Also, elephant in the living room.
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level 48
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 59
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 72
Nov 19, 2019
Lol thank you for accepting another word in the "He's a pain the..." question.
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level 42
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 83
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 42
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 60
Dec 1, 2019
I don't see how that saying could be misogynistic.
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level 68
Jan 14, 2020
In that case make it a 'Good Husband'
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level 49
Jan 18, 2020
It's not, some people just find misogyny and the patriarchy everywhere they look.
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level 44
Jan 15, 2020
Just make it 'Like searching for a needle in a...
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level 51
Nov 20, 2019
twisting wind is a new one on me, got all the others
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level 63
Jan 14, 2020
Who's the wiseneck that made my autocorrect change neck to neck?
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level 20
Jan 16, 2020
this ^^
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level 47
Jan 14, 2020
Finally a quiz with "Arse" in it!
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level 65
Jan 14, 2020
Wayy too little time. I didnt even get to read the last quarter. And that was without taking time thinking about the answers. Just if I knew it I typed the answer if not I skipped it (did need to type one or two twice, thorn in the eye and another)

The person that said he finished with 3:22 left must be joking.. the quiz is only 2 minutes long..

(Also cog in the works or mechanism? Imo systems are electronic and dont have cogs, you dont call what is in a clock a system, but a mechanism. I understand if mine arent accepted, but system does not seem correct.)
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level 58
Jan 14, 2020
Chicken in a pot, my arse!? Never erd of it! Great quiz, Thanks
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level 68
Jan 14, 2020
The US Republican Party used it in a 1928 campaign advertisement touting a period of "Republican prosperity" that had provided a "chicken in every pot. And a car in every backyard, to boot."
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level 67
Jan 14, 2020
they wanted cars in people's backyards? Were driveways not a common thing yet at that point?
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level 45
Jan 14, 2020
So proud that no smart alec in the comments has mentioned the spelling of 'armour' yet. We're making progress!
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level 20
Jan 16, 2020
For real though, I live in the U.S. and I spell armour and colour with the 'u' and people think I'm weird.
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level 53
Jan 14, 2020
I love that this quiz allows "arse" as a type-in for neck!
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level 59
Jan 14, 2020
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level 40
Jan 14, 2020
I like how they accept @$$ for neck lol
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level 26
Jan 15, 2020
Almost didn't get the pain one because my first thought was "pain in the back"
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