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Pairs #18

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

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Milk
Milk and honey. Prosperity and abundance, from God’s description of the Promised Land in Exodus 3:8 and elsewhere in the Bible, as “a land flowing with milk and honey”
Herbs
Herbs and spices. Plant-derived substances used to flavor food.
Here
Here and now. At this time and in this place.
Town
Town & Country. A US lifestyle magazine.
Run
Run and jump. 1. A defensive strategy in basketball. 2. (as Run & Jump) A 2013 Irish film starring Maxine Peake and Edward MacLiam.
Show
Show and tell. A school activity in which each student brings an item to school and gives a talk on it to the class.
Biscuits
Biscuits and gravy. (US) A breakfast dish composed of soft dough biscuits covered in sawmill gravy, sometimes with pieces of cooked sausage etc.
Plain
Plain and simple. Clearly, without any doubt or complexity.
Rough
Rough and tough. Strong, both physically and psychologically.
Nook
Nook and cranny. (idiomatic) A place or part of a place, especially small or remote.
Coat
Coat and tie. A dress code for men, requiring a sports coat or suit jacket and a tie.
Bit
Bit and bridle. Parts of traditional horse tack that (with the reins) help a rider control the horse’s head.
Short
Short and sweet. Efficiently brief in duration, especially when referring to a task that becomes unpleasant when prolonged.
Big
Big and bad. Impressive, daunting or aggressive.
Binge
Binge and purge. The cycle of binge eating and self-induced vomiting or use of laxatives characteristic of bulimarexia.
To
To and fro. (idiomatic) To go back and forth; to alternate.
Piss
Piss and vinegar. (US) Exuberance or enthusiasm, especially to an excessive degree; bravado; youthful energy.
Loud
Loud and proud. To be very vocal about something that one is proud of, committed to, or invested in.
Flotsam
Flotsam and jetsam. 1. (nautical) The remains of a shipwreck still floating in the water. 2. (nautical) That which has been discharged from a ship or boat, especially on the ocean or a sea, (flotsam unintentionally and jetsam intentionally). 3. (figuratively) A collection of miscellaneous items or fragments of little importance. 4. (figuratively) People considered to be of little worth.
Heaven
Heaven and Hell. Places or states of eternal reward or eternal punishment, respectively, in many Christian sects.
Shock
Shock and awe. A military strategy (technically called “rapid dominance”) based on the use of overwhelming power and spectacular displays of force to paralyze the enemy's perception of the battlefield and destroy their will to fight. (as Shock and Awe) A 2017 US film starring Woody Harrelson and James Marsden.
Cock
Cock-and-bull. The idiomatic expression “cock-and-bull story” refers to a far-fetched and fanciful story or a tale of highly dubious validity.
Well
Well and good. (idiomatic) Basically good, but with some shortcoming or limitation.
Rise
Rise and fall. 1. The vertical up and down movement of the tide resulting from but not necessarily coincident with its flow and ebb. 2. A type of fictional story arc involving a character who gains the world but loses his or her soul.
Pork
Pork and beans. A culinary dish that uses pork and beans as its main ingredients.
Awe
Bad
Beans
Bridle
Bull
Country
Cranny
Fall
Fro
Good
Gravy
Hell
Honey
Jetsam
Jump
Now
Proud
Purge
Simple
Spices
Sweet
Tell
Tie
Tough
Vinegar
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