BB02 METAPHOR-MIX #02Language brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.
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Following is an example of a "three word phrase" illustrative of many common-use colloquial or idiomatic expressions in our society:
"live and learn"
It consists of one "before" word; "live", one "mid" word; "and", & one "after word; "learn".
BB02 visited the local Ye Olde Language Shoppe for their half-off sale so he could replenish his supply.
But when he got home he discovered his backpack had a small rip and ALL the "mid" words had fallen out, leaving only the first and last words of the six three-word phrases he had purchased.
Help BB02 reconstruct all six of the three-word phrases complete with the "missing" middle words.
Here are the 12 "before" and "after" words he has:
alive, clear, done, ear, egg, free, if, lay, lend, said, well, when
HintOne of the phrases is "lay an egg", consisting of "lay" ("before" word), "an" ("mid" word), & "egg" ("after" word).
Answeralive and well
free and clear
if and when
lay an egg
lend an ear
said and done
If you wish definitions and usages enter either or both (individually) the expressions below in any computer search engine:
idiom:lay an egg
define:lay an egg
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