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Pairs #3

Select the other half of each pair. Assume the word “and” between the clue and the answer.

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Last updated: December 23, 2023
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Devil
Devil and the deep blue sea: A portion of the idiomatic expression “between (or betwixt) the devil and the deep blue sea,” meaning “between undesirable alternatives.”
Wine
Wine and roses: “Days of wine and roses” is an excerpt from Ernest Dawson’s 1896 poem “Vitae Summa Brevis” (the sum of life is short). These words were used as the title of a 1962 American drama film, directed by Blake Edwards, and starring Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick. The film’s title song (music: Henry Mancini; lyrics: Johnny Mercer) was sung by Andy Williams, winning him a gold record (and a Grammy for Mancini and Mercer).
Witches
Witches and Wizards: A mobile game from Harha Studios (rel. 2018).
Kiss
Kiss and tell: To betray a confidence by disclosing private information, especially of a sexual nature.
Butt
Butt and pass: A method of constructing log cabins and homes.
Whine
Whine and complain: Express discontent in an immature manner.
Touch
Touch and go: Precarious, delicate, risky, sensitive; of uncertain outcome (by analogy with a ship in shallow water).
Beavis
Beavis and Butt-Head: An American adult animated television series (1993-1997, 2011, 2022-present).
Yogi
Yogi and Boo Boo: Yogi Bear is an anthropomorphic animal character who has appeared in numerous comic books, animated television shows, and films. Boo Boo Bear is his sidekick.
Trials
Trials and tribulations: Unpleasant experiences that put one's endurance and strength to the test.
Day
Day and night: All the time; round the clock; unceasingly.
The Ant
“The Ant and the Grasshopper”: The title of one of Æsop’s fables.
The long
The long and the short: (frequently followed by “of it”) The gist; the essence or substance; the most important or salient features.
Deaf
Deaf and dumb: (now offensive) Deaf and not able to speak.
Dribs
Dribs and drabs: A series of negligible amounts.
Nickel
Nickel and dime: (US, idiomatic, colloquial) To charge, or be charged, several unexpected small amounts of money, often in the form of fees, taxes, or related expenses to a venture, which when taken as a whole add up to a significant unexpected cost.
Ren
Ren and Stimpy: The Ren & Stimpy Show, an American animated television series (1991-1996).
Coffee
Coffee and doughnuts: A food pairing that became popular in the U.S. after World War II, when doughnut shops were typically the only businesses open after midnight.
Ball
Ball and chain: 1. A heavy iron ball attached to a prisoner's leg by a chain as a means of restraint. 2. (slang) One's wife, as a symbol of restraint.
Death
Death and taxes: “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” — Benjamin Franklin, in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Le Roy, 1789.
Cooper
Cooper and Truman: FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper and Sheriff Harry S. Truman, investigative partners in “Twin Peaks,” a surreal American mystery serial drama TV series (1990-1991 and 2017).
Toss
Toss and turn: To be unable to settle into a comfortable sleeping position.
Hale
Hale and hearty: (idiomatic) In a state of robust good health.
For
For and on behalf of: (law) Acting for; acting as an agent of.
Cat
Cat and mouse: 1. A relationship in which two parties closely monitor and challenge one another in a suspicious or self-protective manner, often because each party is attempting to gain an advantage over the other. 2. A form of attack in which the attacker toys with the victim by inflicting minor damage or letting the victim have futile hopes of escape before finally finishing the victim off.
Boo Boo
Butt-Head
Chain
Complain
Dime
Doughnuts
Drabs
Dumb
Go
Hearty
Mouse
Night
on behalf of
Pass
Roses
Stimpy
Taxes
Tell
the deep blue sea
The Grasshopper
the short
Tribulations
Truman
Turn
Wizards
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