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Pairs #9

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

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Last updated: December 11, 2023
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Eyes
Eyes and ears. 1. (idiomatic) To be all eyes and ears is to be paying close attention. 2. (idiomatic) To be someone’s eyes and ears is to be tasked with gathering information or keeping watch over something and then reporting observations back.
Alas
Alas and alack. A phrase used to express regret or sadness, sometimes sarcastically.
Gin
Gin and bitters. A gin cocktail that contains bitters (neutral alcohol infused with botanical matter, e.g., spices, herbs, fruits and roots).
Warp
Warp and weft. The two basic components used in weaving to turn thread or yarn into fabric.
Car
Car and Driver. A US magazine for automotive enthusiasts.
Rape
Rape and pillage. An archaic term referring to wartime activities of the abduction of conquered peoples and the looting of conquered territory.
Tea
Tea and crumpets. A food pairing enjoyed in the UK, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, and Australia. A crumpet is a small griddle bread made from an unsweetened batter of water or milk, flour, and yeast — typically toasted and spread with butter.
Latest
Latest and greatest. An expression of enthusiasm to describe new people, ideas, innovations or objects. Or, a reference to a product or service that is of the most recent vintage, is the trendiest on the market, or that has the most robust set of features.
Above
Above and beyond. To go above and beyond is to do more than is expected or required.
Yin
Yin and yang. A concept that originated in Chinese philosophy, describing opposite but interconnected, mutually perpetuating forces.
Balls
Balls and strikes. Calls made by the umpire in a baseball game.
Paper
Paper and pencil. A type of game that can be played without elaborate equipment, e.g., tic-tac-toe (noughts and crosses in the UK) or hangman.
Salt
Salt and pepper. The edible salt and ground black pepper found in shakers on many tables in the West and used for seasoning food.
King
King and queen. A married couple jointly ruling a monarchy, or a king married to a queen consort. May also refer to a pair of chess pieces.
Cash
Cash and carry. A system of wholesale trading whereby goods are paid for in full at the time of purchase and taken away by the purchaser.
Fast
Fast & Furious. A US media franchise centered on a series of action films.
Dive
Dive and drive. A nickname describing the method used to land an airplane when doing so with the aid of precision instruments is not possible.
Name
Name and shame. To publicly say that a person, group or business has done something wrong.
Off
Off and away. Not home; not here.
Bait
Bait and tackle. In the US, a bait and tackle shop sells bait, equipment and supplies for fishing.
Divide
Divide and conquer. Originally, a political and sociological reference to the gain and maintenance of imperial territory by pitting territories against one another so they would not unite against the ruler. (Used today as a management strategy in some corporate settings.) (idiomatic) A reference to distributing a group’s work such that multiple tasks are being addressed simultaneously, thus shortening the timeline for completion.
Zeroes
Zeroes and ones. A reference to the characters used in binary code, which is the foundational language of all computers.
Ham
Ham and eggs. A food pairing, usually served at breakfast, and once a staple of the American breakfast.
Ups
Ups and downs. (idiomatic) Periods of positive and negative events, moods, or interactions.
Make do
Make do and mend. (Britain) A philosophy, during World War II, of repairing clothes etc. (due to shortages and rationing) that would normally be discarded.
Alack
Away
Beyond
Bitters
Carry
Conquer
Crumpets
Downs
Drive
Driver
Ears
Eggs
Furious
Greatest
Mend
Ones
Pencil
Pepper
Pillage
Queen
Shame
Strikes
Tackle
Weft
Yang
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