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Referring to a very short period of time: "I'll be ready in ________." or "It won't take any longer than ________."

June 26, 2015 by admin

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Referring to a very short period of time: "I'll be ready in ________." or "It won't take any longer than ________."
A14
None
TRUE
A MINUTE
A JIFFY
A SECOND
JUST A SEC
A SEC
A JIFF
A COUPLE OF MINUTES
A FEW MINUTES
A FLASH
A HEARTBEAT
A MOMENT
A SHAKE
HOT SECOND
MINUTE
MINUTE, MAYBE FIVE
THREE SHAKES
TWO SHAKES
TWO SHAKES OF A LAMB'S TAIL
TWO SHAKES, TWO SHAKES
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A very long period of time: "I haven't seen her ________."

June 26, 2015 by admin

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A16
A very long period of time: "I haven't seen her ________."
A16
Minor
TRUE
This question was slightly altered from the 1965-70 question.
IN AGES
IN FOREVER
FOR AGES
AGES
FOR A LONG LONG TIME
IN A BLUE MOON
IN A COON'S AGE
IN A MONTH OF SUNDAYS
IN AN AGE
IN YEARS
SINCE CHESTER WAS A PUP
SINCE FOREVER
SINCE HECTOR WAS A PUP
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Words or expressions used around here about a very slow person: "What's keeping him? He certainly is ________!"

June 26, 2015 by admin

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Words or expressions used around here about a very slow person: "What's keeping him? He certainly is ________!"
A18
None
TRUE
A SLOWPOKE
POKY
SLOW AS HELL
SLOW AS MOLASSES
SLOW
SLOW AS MOLASSES IN JANUARY
POKEY
SLOW AS SHIT
SLOWER THAN MOLASSES IN JANUARY
A SLOWSTEPPER
METICULOUS
PUTZY
SLOW AS A SNAIL
TAKING FOREVER
TRYING MY PATIENCE
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When someone is in too much of a hurry, you might say, "Now just slow down! Don't ________."

June 26, 2015 by admin

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A21
When someone is in too much of a hurry, you might say, "Now just slow down! Don't ________."
A21
Minor
TRUE
This question was slightly altered from the 1965-70 question.
BE IN SUCH A HURRY
BE IN SUCH A RUSH
PANIC
RUSH
GET YOUR UNDIES IN A BUNDLE
FREAK OUT
GET ALL CRAZY
GET YOUR GRUNDIES IN A BUNGE
GET YOUR KNICKERS IN A TWIST
GET YOUR UNDIES IN A BUNCH
GO NUTS
LIGHT YOUR BUTT ON FIRE
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To do something at the very first try: "She got the right answer ________."

June 26, 2015 by admin

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A23
To do something at the very first try: "She got the right answer ________."
A23
Minor
TRUE
This question was slightly altered from the 1965-70 question.
RIGHT AWAY
RIGHT OFF THE BAT
JUST LIKE THAT
IMMEDIATELY
RIGHT OFF
DEAD ON
FIRST CRACK
FIRST CRACK OFF THE BAT
FIRST TRY
INSTANTLY
ON THE FIRST CRACK
STRAIGHT UP
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Speaking of someone who has always been the same way: "He's been hot-tempered (from) ________."

June 26, 2015 by admin

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A24
Speaking of someone who has always been the same way: "He's been hot-tempered (from) ________."
A24
Minor
TRUE
This question was slightly altered from the 1965-70 question.
DAY ONE
ALL HIS LIFE
BIRTH
THE START
THE TIME HE WAS BORN
FOREVER
THE GET-GO
THE WORD 'GO'
A BOY
AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER
FROM THE VERY START
FROM THE WORD 'GO'
JUMP STREET
SINCE BIRTH
THE DAY HE WAS BORN
WAY BACK
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Talking about the past: "People used to walk a lot, but everybody drives a car ________."

June 26, 2015 by admin

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Talking about the past: "People used to walk a lot, but everybody drives a car ________."
A26
None
TRUE
NOWADAYS
THESE DAYS
NOW
TODAY
ANYMORE
EVERYWHERE
NOWDAYS
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Do you have a special name for the birthday when your age matches the day of the month on which you were born?

June 26, 2015 by admin

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Do you have a special name for the birthday when your age matches the day of the month on which you were born?
Added
N/A
FALSE
This question is new; it was not asked in the 1965-70 survey.
GOLDEN BIRTHDAY
GOLDEN
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When something needs to be done immediately, you might say, "I'll do it ________!"

June 26, 2015 by admin

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A13
When something needs to be done immediately, you might say, "I'll do it ________!"
A13
None
TRUE
RIGHT AWAY
RIGHT NOW
ASAP
NOW
MYSELF
PRONTO
DIRECTLY
IMMEDIATELY
P.D.Q.
POSTHASTE
RIGHT QUICK
TOUT SUITE
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What do you call the time in the early morning before the sun comes into sight?

June 26, 2015 by admin

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A1
What do you call the time in the early morning before the sun comes into sight?
A1
None
TRUE
DAWN
PRE-DAWN
BEFORE SUNUP
DAYBREAK
EARLY MORNING
BREAK OF DAY
DAYLIGHT
PRE-DAWN HOURS
SUNRISE
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