Can You Figure Out These Common Phrases From A Series of Emojis?

Kennita Leon

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About This Quiz

What would life be without idioms? Boring, that's what. And idioms have been made even more fun and interesting now that emojis have been invented. Now before we get into the meat of the matter, let's discuss the difference between emojis and emoticons, so that you don't get confused.  Emoticons are made up of a combination of punctuation marks, numbers and letters that form an emotion or feeling. For example, :) these two signs make a smiley face. Emojis, on the other hand, literally means "picture characters." It's what we use on our social media platforms and direct messaging apps and programs. 

It's easy enough to send a smile to someone, but can you send messages in emoji? Can you decipher some of the most commonly spoken phrases if we show you a series of these picture characters? You may think that it's difficult, but it's not once you get the hang of it. Are you ready to prove to us that you can keep up with the millennials and generation z by deciphering these phrases? Or do you need to go back to the drawing board and learn what each emoji means? The only way to find out is to take this quiz. 

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This idiom is used to express the lack of interest, preference or enjoyment in something or someone.

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This expression refers to difficult situations where one has to choose between two unpleasant alternatives.

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"No money, no honey" is an idiom which was used by prostitutes to inform men of their lack of interest unless money is presented.

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This phrase is generally a nice way of indicating that someone is slow, dim-witted, or just plain stupid.

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"Screw you" is a slightly less offensive expletive which is used to tell someone off, such as "Go Away!".

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This means do not mistreat or disrespect the person who provides for you, or risk losing the benefits.

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Much like "not the brightest bulb," this phrase is used to indicate a lack of intelligence in someone.

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Similar to "screw you," go to hell is an expression which is used in a state of anger to tell someone off.

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Similar to "screw you," go to hell is an expression which is used in a state of anger to tell someone off.

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This phrase means to carelessly or accidentally reveal to others, without wanting to, something which was told in confidence.

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"Read it and weep" is expressed in a humorous way that someone is not going to like what they are about to read.

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"Head is in the clouds" refers to a person who frequently daydreams or does not pay much attention to their surroundings.

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This phrase is commonly said in a sarcastic and unsympathetic tone as an attempt to get someone to stop whining or complaining.

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This figure of speech is used for humorous effect as a way to indicate that something will never happen.

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This phrase refers to a situation where a person is angry at you due to misdeeds or blunders done by you.

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This expression means that there is no point in crying over situations which have already happened and cannot be changed.

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"You win" is typically said in an exasperated tone in agreement to someone who you've been having a slight argument with.

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The "kiss of death" idiom refers to an action or event which will lead to disastrous or unfavorable consequences.

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This phrase is spoken to convey one's sympathy, regret, sadness or pity regarding an action or situation.

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"Dog eat dog" refers to situations where there is ruthless competition and people are willing to harm each other in order to succeed.

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This expression is used when some is mentally overwhelmed by something astounding, amazing or mind-boggling.

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"Kill two birds with one stone" is an idiom which means to achieve two goals with a single action.

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This Japanese phrase, which is typically depicted by three wise monkeys covering their eyes, ears and mouth, is associated with good mind, speech and action.

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"A foot in the grave" is used to describe someone, usually very elderly or ill, who is very close to death.

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This expression is used to request that someone share their thoughts such as "What's on your mind?"

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This idiom describes a situation where a combination of events (which are not individually dangerous) leads to a dreadful outcome.

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This phrase refers to someone who makes an existing problem worse by offending or angering the other person.

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When someone is placed in a situation or environment they aren't used to, and as such, are out of their comfort zone.

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"Cut to the chase" means to get to the point or main idea without wasting time or stating unnecessary details.

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This expression refers to when someone is discussing a topic but intentionally omits the important parts.

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This expression is a less vulgar expletive which is used to convey astonishment or shock with regard to an event.

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To lie one too many times about needing help, which may prevent you from being believed when you really do need it.

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This phrase indicates that one is going to be late, running behind schedule or arrive later than previously expected.

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To inform an accuser that they are mistaken or completely wrong about something or someone thought to be true.

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This refers to a person who blows situations out of proportions by responding in a melodramatic manner.

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Having "one foot in the door" is an expression which means to achieve success with the first step of a plan or goal or it can mean you've had it and you're ready to leave.

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To go "cold turkey" refers to the sudden and complete withdrawal from anything, but is normally used when talking about addictive substances such as drugs or alcohol.

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As an idiomatic expression, a home run refers to obtaining a highly impressive achievement or great success.

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This phrase is used to convey the strength and fierceness of a tiger; the way it looks at a prey before going in for the kill.

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"Sleeping with the fishes" is an idiom which means to kill someone and dispose of their body in sea or ocean.

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