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Pairs #26

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 17, 2024
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His
His and hers. Describes a pair of items designed for use by a couple – one by the man and the other by the woman.
Wind
Wind and rain. Stormy weather.
Track
Track and field. (chiefly US) A group of athletic sports, consisting mainly of various kinds of running, jumping and throwing, that take place on a track and the enclosed field.
Slash
Slash and burn. Rough, coarse and lacking finesse, performed with little skill.
Belt
Belt and Road. Ellipsis of Belt and Road Initiative.: A development strategy adopted by the Chinese government involving infrastructure development and investments in countries in Europe, Asia and Africa.
Hook
Hook and loop. A type of fastener, also known as a hook-and-pile fastener or touch fastener, but most commonly called a velcro fastener.
Skull
Skull and crossbones. A depiction of a human skull and two crossed femurs (thighbones), a symbol of death traditionally used on the Jolly Roger pirate flag, but now as a warning of toxicity or other dangers.
Town
Town and gown. (chiefly UK, idiomatic, sometimes capitalized) On the one hand, the members of the community near a university and, on the other hand, the students and faculty of the university itself, especially when understood as rivals in a state of tension or conflict.
Front
Front and center. (idiomatic) At the center of attention.
Spic
Spic and span. (idiomatic) Clean, spotless.
Home
Home and dry. 1. (figurative) Having safely reached one's target or goal. 2. (figurative) Assured of success.
Wit
Wit and wisdom. A natural aptitude for using words and ideas in a quick and inventive way to create humor, and the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment.
Cheese
Cheese and rice. Euphemism or minced oath for “Jesus Christ.”
Big
Big and tall. Of clothing: larger in size for men who are overweight or tall.
Box
Box and lock. To suppress or hide (something) so that it is not readily available or capable of action.
Case
Case and point. A common misconstruction of “case in point.”
Push
Push and pull. An alternation or fluctuation between two opposites; a back-and-forth dispute, a figurative tug of war.
Wine
Wine and cheese. 1. A popular pairing. 2. A type of party at which wine and cheese are served. 3. A genre of music characterized by vaguely ethnic elements and soothing vocals.
Time
Time and motion. A type of study performed of the motions used in an industrial process with an aim to improve efficiency and productivity.
Catch
Catch and kiss. (games) A children's game similar to tag, the object being for the person who is "it" to catch and kiss another of the participants, who then subsequently becomes "it".
Blood
Blood and gore. A messy, violent scene with blood and body parts, either human or animal.
Slip
Slip and slide. A toy consisting of a long sheet of thin plastic that can be connected to a hose to cover it in water through perforations along its length, producing a slippery surface for sliding on. From the trade name Slip 'N Slide.
Fruits
Fruits and vegetables. Two types of food many children disdain.
Bed
Bed and board. A place to sleep and eat; the services provided by an inn or similar establishment.
Bells
Bells and smells. (informal) A style of religious worship emphasizing high ritual, including use of vestments, bells and incense, especially that of High Church Anglicanism and Catholicism.
Board
Burn
Center
Cheese
Crossbones
Dry
Field
Gore
Gown
Hers
Kiss
Lock
Loop
Motion
Point
Pull
Rain
Rice
Road
Slide
Smells
Span
Tall
Vegetables
Wisdom
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