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American Slang

3.8
(109 votes)
8 questions
English
AI Generated
Test your knowledge of American slang words and phrases with this fun and challenging quiz!
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48 random squares
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What does 'break a leg' mean?

Wish good luck

Break a bone

Hurt someone

Run fast

70% got this right

Originated in the theater as a way to wish performers good luck without jinxing them
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What does 'couch potato' refer to?

A lazy person

A comfortable sofa

A potato dish

A type of vegetable

76% got this right

The term was popularized in the 1980s with the rise of TV-watching culture
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What does 'spill the beans' mean?

Reveal a secret

Cook beans

Drop food

Make a mess

74% got this right

The phrase likely comes from ancient Greece, where beans were used in voting
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What does 'bail' mean in slang?

Leave abruptly

Go to jail

Jump off

Pay money

45% got this right

The slang term 'bail' is derived from the legal term for paying a bond to secure someone's release from jail
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48 random squares
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What does 'hit the hay' mean?

Go to bed

Do farm work

Exercise

Punch straw

57% got this right

The phrase originated when mattresses were often filled with hay or straw
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What does 'knock on wood' mean?

Avoid bad luck

Build something

Hit a tree

Play drums

76% got this right

The phrase comes from the belief that knocking on wood would ward off evil spirits
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48 random squares
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What does 'piece of cake' mean?

Easy task

Birthday party

Dessert

Small portion

Easy  85% got this right

The phrase likely comes from the idea that eating cake is an enjoyable and easy activity
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What does 'raining cats and dogs' mean?

Heavy rainfall

Animal fight

Loud noises

Pet parade

77% got this right

The origin of the phrase is uncertain, but it has been in use since the 17th century