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Do You Know These 21 English Phrases Even Smart People Confuse?

Collect your thoughts and try to get 21/21! Good luck

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Conrado De Leon
I had an English teacher, a lovely lady called Katherine, who lived by herself in my Spanish speaking town. Once, she needed a chest of drawers for her bedroom and decided to look up the words in order to ask for it in Spanish in the furniture shop. So, she entered the shop and glibly asked for "un pecho de calzoncillos". The salesman was, to say the least, "puzzled".
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Oct 15, 2021 12:35PM
buhlemann
21/21 , although one can "do good" - it is the opposite of doing evil.
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Oct 15, 2021 12:54AM
Riviera Rascal
18/21.. Passed, was surprised on a couple.? 😶
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Oct 12, 2021 2:49AM
Persephone
I'm sure an escape goat CAN be a thing (read: I desperately want it to be a thing)
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Oct 1, 2021 3:13AM
Adele Villela
It's "another thing coming".
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Sep 28, 2021 8:49AM
Peter Thomas
Raymond Cardona, sorry but it IS deep seated. A deep seated fear of something is something that is seated deep inside you…
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Sep 25, 2021 4:50PM
Peter Thomas
JohnnyRoulette, The actual phrase is “If you think that, you have another think coming” that is, “think again”…
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Sep 25, 2021 4:49PM
Peter Thomas
Peter Blake, it’s correct. The actual phrase is “If you think that you have another think coming” that is, “think again”…over time it has been changed to another thing, but think is the original word in the phrase.
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Sep 25, 2021 4:48PM
Peter Thomas
Santos Josemari, no, it’s correct. The actual phrase is “If you think that you have another think coming” that is, “think again”…
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Sep 25, 2021 4:46PM
shootit
Many people grew up with different interpretations. …think that… thing coming.. what thing is coming? Deep seated-Deep seeded I thought it meant ingrained in whatever. There is the original and proper interpretation of sayings, idioms, etc.
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Sep 19, 2021 9:50PM
shootit
Paul Eric Martin, if you THINK … What is the THING that’s coming?
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Sep 19, 2021 9:42PM
Isabel Weinberg
20/21. Agree with Dominic. They don't always think these questions through
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Sep 14, 2021 5:45AM
JohnnyRoulette
JohnnyRoulette, yes, at ME. It seems that I was mistaken…and not mistaken. It was originally, in the early 1800’s, think. A couple of decades later Americans turned it into thing.Harper Lee apparently used “think” in To Kill a Mockingbird.I’ve read that and am sure I would have assumed it was faulty editing. However, the British metal band Hudas Oriest definitely had a hit with You’ve Got Another Thing Coming. In the end, both answers would be correct. Marking “thing” as incorrect is wrong. Me derided “think” was also wrong.
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Sep 12, 2021 9:26PM
Dominic Willott
20/21 but I diisagree with #15. Both are correct. "Toward" (the supposedly corect answwer) is an archaic adjective meaning docicle, apt, or appropriate. "Towards" is a preposition indicating a direction. As for those who disagree with #16, they have another think coming!
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Sep 10, 2021 1:21PM
Santos Josemari
Peter Blake, Yup! Incorrect!
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Sep 4, 2021 5:04AM

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