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

3 thoughts on “Know your names?

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. 😉

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