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Pairs #22

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: February 1, 2024
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Rock
Rock and rye. (US) Rye whiskey sweetened with rock candy, formerly used medicinally.
Heat
Heat and eat. A description of a ready-prepared meal that requires heating, but not cooking.
Foreign
Foreign and domestic. Part of the phrase “enemies, foreign and domestic,” found in U.S. oaths of office.
High
High and low. Everywhere; all over the place.
Baby
Baby and bathwater. (idiomatic, often attributively) Used in reference to an error in which something valuable is discarded in the process of removing or rejecting something unwanted. From the phrase to throw the baby out with the bathwater.
Bread
Bread and cheese. The edible young leaves of the hawthorn.
Nuts
Nuts and bolts. (idiomatic) The basic inner workings of something; the fundamentals; that which makes something operate.
Hot
Hot and bothered. 1. (idiomatic, colloquial) Aggravated or irritated. 2. (idiomatic, slang) Sexually aroused.
Bound
Bound and determined. Having a very strong feeling that one is going to do something and not allow anyone or anything to get in the way.
Murder
Murder and mayhem. A pair of gruesome crimes sometimes used to refer to violence in general.
Pots
Pots and pans. Pieces of cookware.
Whinge
Whinge and whine. To complain peevishly or fretfully.
Cake
(US, naval slang) A restricted diet of bread and water, imposed as a disciplinary measure.
Box
Box and cox. 1. (UK) To alternate with each other, often in the same post or location. 2. (UK) To alternate between two people.
Mom
Mom and pop. A small business, often but not always owned or operated by a family.
Shuck
Shuck and jive. (slang, offensive, derogatory) To tell a misleading story, especially for advantage.
Catch
Catch and kill. (journalism) The media technique of suppressing a story by buying the exclusive rights to it, with a legally enforceable non-disclosure agreement, and then refusing to publish it.
Back
Back and forward. (archaic) Synonym of back and forth.
Aces
Aces and spaces. 1. (poker slang) A poker hand containing only a pair of aces. 2. (bridge slang) A bridge hand with opening points based primarily on aces, so that there are not enough winners.
All
All and some. (obsolete, idiomatic) One and all.
Rules
Rules and regulations. (law) Legislation or other binding provisions.
Ps
Ps and Qs. Part of the idiomatic expression to mind one’s Ps and Qs, meaning to be very careful to behave correctly.
Prim
Prim and proper. (idiomatic) Prudish, strait-laced.
Thick
Thick and threefold. (dated, idiomatic) In quick succession, or in great numbers.
Forever
Forever and a day. For a very long or seemingly endless time.
A day
Bathwater
Bolts
Bothered
Cheese
Cox
Determined
Domestic
Eat
Forward
Jive
Kill
Low
Mayhem
Pans
Pop
Proper
Qs
Regulations
Rye
Some
Spaces
Threefold
Whine
Wine
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