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Pairs #13

Select the other half of each pair. Assume the word “and” (or an ampersand) between the hint and the answer.

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Last updated: December 27, 2023
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Guys
Guys and gals. An informal way of addressing or referring to a mixed-sex group of individuals.
Near
Near and far. Everywhere; over a very large area or distance.
Pen
Pen and ink. 1. A drawing executed with pen and ink. 2. (Cockney rhyming slang) A stink.
Lo
Lo and behold. Used to express surprise, sometimes ironically or sarcastically.
Haughty
Haughty and high minded. Filled with selfish pride; inflated with self-conceit.
Scratch
Scratch and sniff. A technology whereby a fragrant coating is applied to items such as stickers or paperboard, so that when the coating is scratched it releases an odor that is normally related to the image displayed under the coating.
Bed
Bed and breakfast. A small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and breakfast.
Cheese
Cheese and onion. A largely British food pairing found in, for example, cheese and onion sandwiches and cheese and onion pies. Cheese and onion is also a popular flavoring for crisps (chips).
Beck
Beck and call. Summons and control, in a position of servitude or as an attendant. Nearly always used in a prepositional phrasing: “at one’s beck and call.”
Checks
Checks and balances. A principle of separation of powers whereby each of the branches of a government should have the power to limit or check the others, creating a balance among them.
Peace
Peace and quiet. Tranquility; freedom from stress or interruptions.
Live
Live and learn. An exhortation to gain knowledge from lived experiences. Commonly used after a misfortune to indicate a moral lesson.
Rest
Rest and relaxation. The free time of a soldier or international UN staff serving in unaccompanied (no family) duty stations.
The quick
The quick and the dead. The living and the dead.
Drink
Drink and drive. To drive under the influence of alcohol.
Once
Once and for all. (idiomatic) Finally, permanently, conclusively.
Wax
Wax and wane. To alternate; to increase and diminish in turn.
Meek
Meek and mild. Quiet, gentle, and not willing to argue or express opinions in a forceful way.
Down
Down and out. (idiomatic) In a condition of poverty or debility, especially as a result of experiencing a financial or personal setback.
Arts
Arts and crafts. All the handicrafts based upon making decorative and useful things manually. May also refer to the Arts and Crafts movement, a trend in the decorative and fine arts that flourished in Europe and North America between about 1880 and 1920.
Hat
Hat and gloves. Outdoor wear for cold weather. Before World War II, accessories a respectable woman would never leave the house without.
Fire
Fire and brimstone. The traditional punishments of Hell; the wrath of God.
Fingers
Fingers and thumbs. To be all fingers and thumbs is to be clumsy or awkward in one’s actions.
Onwards
Onwards and upwards. On to greater things.
Meat
Meat and potatoes. (informal) Normal, average, typical, unexceptional, or nondescript.
Balances
Behold
Breakfast
Brimstone
Call
Crafts
Drive
Far
For all
Gals
Gloves
High minded
Ink
Learn
Mild
Onion
Out
Potatoes
Quiet
Relaxation
Sniff
The dead
Thumbs
Upwards
Wane
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