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Pairs #30

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

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Hugs
Hugs and kisses. (idiomatic) An informal way to end a letter, email etc. to a loved one.
Cookies
Cookies and milk. At one time, a typical after-school snack.
Forward
Forward and back. From one place to another and back again.
Boom
Boom and bust. (economics, finance, business) A pattern of high prices in a given market or in the entire economy followed by ruinously low prices, falling production, and bankruptcies by producers; prosperity followed by recession.
Cops
Cops and robbers. (playground games) A game played by schoolchildren in which the "robbers" have to steal "gold" and return it to their "base" without being caught by the "cops" and taken to "jail". When in "jail", "prisoners" can be "freed" by other "robbers".
Crash
Crash and burn. (informal) To fail utterly.
Hunger
Hunger and thirst. A phrase found in Matthew 5:6 — “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.”
Bold
Bold and beautiful. Attractively confident.
Sticks
Sticks and stones. (idiomatic) Ellipsis of “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”
Wine
Wine and dine. To entertain or woo someone with a fine meal.
Boot
Boot and rally. (slang) To drink alcohol to the point of vomiting, and then continue drinking afterwards.
Cream
Cream and sugar. A pairing frequently included in a coffee order.
Boon
Boon and bane. Something that is both a benefit and an affliction.
Stars
Stars and Stripes. The flag of the United States.
Strawberries
Strawberries and cream. A dish consisting of strawberries and whipped cream, often served with sugar on top.
Blood
Blood and soil. A nationalist or Fascist ideology linking a particular ethnicity or heritage to a particular geographic region, as in the concept of Lebensraum (“living space”) in Nazi Germany or white nationalism in the United States.
Born
Born and bred. (idiomatic) Showing characteristics of birth and upbringing, especially in relation to a particular location.
Cowboys
Cowboys and Indians. A children's game, with chasing and mock battles, in which the players assume the traditional (and usually stereotypical) roles of cowboys and American Indians.
Stop
Stop and drop. A location in the home (smaller than a mud room) to store umbrellas, coats and shoes.
Curds
Curds and whey. Cottage cheese.
Huff
Huff and puff. To breathe heavily, especially after rigorous exercise.
Stand
Stand and deliver. A phrase traditionally used by a highwayman commanding victims to hand over their valuables.
Spit
Spit and polish. (informal) The application of (possibly rough and ready) cleaning techniques.
Bootleggers
Bootleggers and Baptists. A concept put forth by regulatory economist Bruce Yandle, derived from the observation that regulations are supported both by groups that want the ostensible purpose of the regulation, and by groups that profit from undermining that purpose.
Hurry up
Hurry up and wait. (idiomatic, humorous) To hurry to complete a task or arrive at a destination by a specified time, only for nothing to happen, due to other requirements that have yet to be satisfied.
Back
Bane
Baptists
Beautiful
Bred
Burn
Bust
Cream
Deliver
Dine
Drop
Indians
Kisses
Milk
Polish
Puff
Rally
Robbers
Soil
Stones
Stripes
Sugar
Thirst
Wait
Whey
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