Know your names?

1-10 are phrases with ‘names’ see below, which you often heard in spoken English. Can you match the name with the correct phrase.

Mick Joneses Larry Dick Frank Cheshire Joe Harry Jack

1) We had to buy a new flat screen to keep up with the ……………… .

2) No fence, No alarm, do you want every Tom, Dick and ……………… entering the place?

3) I know absolutely ……………… shit (nothing) about that.

4) Where’s Dave? I think he’s just gone to the ……………… (US) / bog (Br.) (toilet).

5) I like Dave, he so ……………… , he gives it to you straight.

6) Cameron has to convince ……………… Blogs (Br) / Blow (US) that Brexit is bad for him.

7) Oh leave him alone, stop taking the ……………… (ey) (out of him).

8) You really hurt her feelings, you ……………… head (Br.slang)

9) The meeting must have gone well, he came grinning like a ……………… cat.

10) He’s as happy as ……………… since he joined the new company.

Answers template

1)….. 2) …. . 3)…. . 4) ….. 5) …… 6) …… 7) …… . 8) …. . 9) ….. . 10) ……

Answers.

1) Joneses 2) Harry 3) jack 4) John 5) frank 6) Joe 7) Mick 8) dick 9) Cheshire 10) Larry

5 Gedanken zu „Know your names?

  1. Jenny Antworten

    Thanks to you we Joe Bloggs will become Jacks-of-all-trades!

    BTW: “Frank” exists also in German! The English “frank” equals “frank und frei”. In German we just need some company for our friend Frank. 😉

  2. Jenny Antworten

    Another one:

    Put your John Hancock on the dotted line, please.

    All you have to do is write your John Hancock on the contract and you’ll be ten million dollars richer.

    „give/put/write one’s John Hancock“ is an US idiom and dates back to the signing of the American Declaration of Independence.

    German equivalents are also funny:

    Seinen
    Karl-Otto / Otto / Kaiser Wilhelm / Willy
    daruntersetzen.

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