Body parts are often found in words and expressions. “Break a
leg” means good luck to a performer. In each of the defined
expressions below, fill in the missing body part. Words may be
used more than once. The first one is done for you.
Travel at break neck speed: to go very fast
An ____ and a ____: a lot of money
____ service: insincere expression of respect or support
Right-____ man: most reliable supporter
Keep a stiff upper ___: stand brave and firm
____ -jerk reaction: automatic response
Keep an ____ to the ground: listen carefully, be wary
Ice in the ______s: cannot be frightened, cool in a tense situation
____ the line: follow orders
Achilles’ ______: a weakness
Exercise your brain cells by finding words within a
larger word. Each of your answers must consist of at
least four letters. Plurals are not accepted.
Find twenty words in the word
During the famous Trojan War, Achilles, the brave Greek leader and soldier,
was fatally wounded when Paris struck him with an arrow in his heel, the
sole vulnerable spot on Achilles’ body. The cliché Achilles’ heel now means
one’s vulnerable spot. Fill in the missing blanks of these defined clichés.
Achilles’ _____: vulnerable or weak spot
Hit _ _ _ _ _ the belt: unfair behavior
_ _ _ _ _ _ of heart: to revise your opinion
_ _ _ _ as a doornail: not responsive
_ _ _ _ _ room: sufficient space
_ _ _ _ _ wheel: person or thing that is more than needed
It’s _ _ _ _ _ to me: not understandable
_ _ _ _ and dry: stranded
Ignorance is _ _ _ _ _: at times it’s better not to know
_ _ _ _ the gun: to act prematurely (too early)
What mountain range rises along the entire west coast of South
Is the U.S. a republic, a democracy, or both?
Did you h-e-r-e or h-e-a-r the train whistle?
Was Virgil a Mongol leader, a Roman poet or Greek historian?
What is the least common multiple of 4 and 6?
When butter melts, do its molecules move faster or slower?
The American South grows more corn than any other place on
earth. True or false?
What did the ancient Romans build to bring water to their cities?
How many syllables are in the word “temperature”?
If a “Cat 5” is mentioned in the weather forecast, is this good news
or bad news?