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Pairs #14

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

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Head
Head and shoulders. 1. (idiomatic) To a considerable degree. 2. (as Head & Shoulders) A brand of anti-dandruff shampoo.
Fish
Fish and chips. A hot dish featuring batter-fried fish and chips (French fries), which originated in Britain and is today popular in English-speaking and Commonwealth nations.
Meet
Meet and greet. A social gathering primarily for purposes of networking.
Belt
Belt and braces. Redundancy affording mutual backup in the event of one system failing.
First
First and last. 1. Only. 2. First and last names.
New
New and improved. A phrase often used in advertising to describe the latest version of a product or service that is more robust than previous versions; or a new product or service that is more robust than previously offered ones.
Chicken
Chicken and rice. A common food pairing.
Open
Open and shut. (informal) Simple and obvious; easily decided.
Hearth
Hearth and home. Traditional family values and home life.
Nice
Nice and easy. In a way that is slow, careful, gentle, or easy.
Rich
Rich and famous. 1. A description of wealthy celebrities. 2. A 1981 film starring Jacqueline Bisset and Candice Bergen.
Duck
Duck and dive. (UK, colloquial) To operate in a skilfully shifty or evasive manner.
Five
Five and dime. (US) A store selling inexpensive items.
Thick
Thick and thin. 1. Both thickets and thin woodland; (through) all obstacles in a path. 2. (idiomatic) Both good and bad times.
Bells
Bells and whistles. (idiomatic) Extra features added for show rather than function.
Lock
Lock and dam. A system that enables a large ship to move from a body of water at one level to another body of water at another level.
Cheese
Cheese and crackers. A food pairing often served as a snack or as an hors d'oeuvre.
Over
Over and out. (procedure word, idiomatic) Used in films and TV to signal the end of a conversation, especially one conducted by CB radio or the like. (Not used in real-life radio communications, since “over” means other parties are free to speak and “out” means you do not expect a reply.)
Pen
Pen and pencil. A pair of writing implements needed by many students.
Chips
Chips and dip. A dish usually served as a snack or appetizer and consisting of potato, tortilla, corn, bean, vegetable, pita, plantain or other chips (crisps) and one or more dips, e.g., French onion dip, salsa, guacamole.
Mike
Mike and Ike. A brand of oblong fruit-flavored chewy candies introduced in 1940 and still manufactured as of 2023.
Heart
Heart and soul. The core of a thing; the most essential or important part.
Search
Search and rescue. The search for and provision of aid to people who are in distress or imminent danger.
Rhythm
Rhythm and blues. A genre of popular music that originated in African-American communities in the 1940s.
Before
Before and after. A description of a pair of images showing the difference made by a specified treatment.
After
Blues
Braces
Chips
Crackers
Dam
Dime
Dip
Dive
Easy
Famous
Greet
Home
Ike
Improved
Last
Out
Pencil
Rescue
Rice
Shoulders
Shut
Soul
Thin
Whistles
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