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Pairs #19

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

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Piss
Piss and moan. (vulgar, idiomatic, derogatory) To complain, especially needlessly and loudly.
Now
Now and then. (idiomatic) Sometimes; occasionally; intermittently.
Comings
Comings and goings. A general bustle of activity.
Shirt
Shirt and tie. A men’s dress code requiring a dress shirt and a tie, but not necessarily a coat or jacket.
High
High and dry. Left out of water, stranded on a beach, or in the stocks for repair, or in dry dock. (idiomatic, by extension ) Abandoned, stranded, helpless.
Rough
Rough and tumble. 1. Active, vigorous and rough, with the possibility of harm. 2. Highly competitive.
Hills
Hills and valleys. (euphemistic) Female anatomy.
Noughts
Noughts and crosses. The British English name for tic-tac-toe.
Loud
Loud and clear. In a clear and easily understandable manner.
Mix
Mix and match. To vary elements to make compatible combinations.
Shot
Shot and shell. Gunfire and cannon fire. (See stanza III of Tennyson’s “The Charge of the Light Brigade.”
Milk
Milk and cereal. A popular breakfast or snack food pairing.
Short
Short and stout. Vertically challenged but powerfully built.
Fore
Fore and aft. (nautical) From the bow of a ship to the stern; lengthwise.
Black
Black-and-white. Visual media that combine black and white to produce a range of achromatic brightnesses of gray. As “black and white”: (US, slang, law enforcement) A police patrol car. (figuratively, idiomatic) Easily divided into diametrically opposing camps or schools of thought. The idiomatic expression “in black and white” means “in writing or in print, and regarded as more reliable, credible, or formal than by word of mouth.”
Heaven
Heaven and earth. A pair usually found preceded by some form of the verb “move.” The idiomatic expression “move heaven and earth” means to do whatever is necessary, including extreme or unusual actions; to go to extremes.
Big
Big and small. Of varying sizes. (as Big & Small) A British children’s TV series (2008-2011).
Footloose
Footloose and fancy free. Able to do as one pleases, unconstrained by social ties or responsibilities.
Wet
Wet and wild. (slang) Talking nonsense. (vulgar, slang) Sexually promiscuous and hedonistic. (as Wet 'n Wild, Wet'n'Wild, Wet N Wild and other variations) The name (in full or in part) of various US water parks. (as wet n wild®) A brand of budget cosmetics.
Bits
Bits and bobs. A random assortment of things; small remaining pieces and items.
Flesh
Flesh and blood. One's family, or a member of one's family.
To have
To have and to hold. (law) to possess (property) for life. Most commonly used today in the context of traditional wedding vows.
Come
Come and go. 1. To alternately enter and exit, arrive and depart (either physically or figuratively). 2. To repeatedly appear and disappear; to be transient.
Shoes
Shoes and socks. Clothing items worn to protect the feet.
Cloak
Cloak and dagger. A fighting style common in the Renaissance, involving a knife hidden beneath a cloak. (by extension, metaphorically) Situations involving intrigue, secrecy, espionage, or mystery.
Aft
Blood
Bobs
Cereal
Clear
Crosses
Dagger
Dry
Earth
Fancy free
Go
Goings
Match
Moan
Shell
Small
Socks
Stout
Then
Tie
To hold
Tumble
Valleys
White
Wild
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