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message 1: by JoAnne (last edited Mar 26, 2020 11:17AM) (new)

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*There is no limit to how many sayings you can get per book.
*For each word please post a link to the book, the author, the date you finished it, plus the page number/location and a partial sentence where you found the word.
*Must be close to the exact words!

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Apple - A Touch of Ice - L.J. Charles (1/10/16)
weakness for apple pie, heavy... (loc. 245)

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Trite Sayings Scavenger Hunt
Duration: Open Ended from your start date

Levels:

Level 1: 25-49 Sayings
Level 2: 50-74 Sayings
Level 3: 75-99 Sayings
Level 4: 100-133 Sayings
Completed: All 134 Sayings

Sayings:
1. A blushing bride
2. A fool and his money
3. Absence makes the heart grow fonder
4. Add insult to injury
5. Age before beauty
6. All in all
7. All that glitters is not gold
8. All things being equal
9. All work and no play
10. As luck would have it
11. Barking up the wrong tree
12. Best laid plans
13. Better late than never
14. Better mind your p's and q's
15. Beyond the pale
16. Blood is thicker than water
17. Blow off steam
18. Born with a silver spoon
19. Breathe a sigh of relief
20. Bright and early
21. Bring home the bacon
22. Budding genius
23. Busy as a bee
24. Butterflies in (my) stomach
25. Caught red-handed
26. Chip off the old block
27. Clear as mud
28. Cool as a cucumber
29. Dead as a doornail
30. Dead give away
31. Deaf as a post
32. Die is cast
33. Draw the line
34. Drink and be merry
35. Drunk as a skunk
36. Ear to the ground
37. Eat my hat
38. Face the music
39. Feather in (his/her) cap
40. Few and far between
41. Fill the bill
42. Fine and dandy
43. First and foremost
44. Fish out of water
45. Flesh and blood
46. Fly off the handle
47. Fond farewell
48. Fresh as a daisy
49. Gentle as a lamb
50. Get the upper hand
51. Get up on the wrong side of the bed
52. Gild the lily
53. Grain of salt
54. Green as grass
55. Green with envy
56. Hale and hardy
57. Hand to mouth
58. Happy as a lark
59. Hard row to hoe
60. Head over heels
61. Heart of gold
62. High on the hog
63. Hungry as a bear
64. If truth be told
65. In the final analysis
66. In the long run
67. It goes without saying
68. It is the last straw
69. It stands to reason
70. Kettle of fish
71. Last but not least
72. Lean over backward
73. Leave in the lurch
74. Left-handed compliment
75. Let the cat out of the bag
76. Like a bolt out of the blue
77. Limp as a rag
78. Mad as a wet hen
79. Make hay when the sun shines
80. Make no bones
81. Meets the eye
82. Method in his/her madness
83. More easily said than done
84. Naked truth
85. Necessary evil
86. Never a dull moment
87. Nipped in the bud
88. Not to be sneezed at
89. On the ball
90. Open and shut
91. Opportunity knocks
92. Out of sight out of mind
93. Over a barrel
94. Pay the piper
95. Pretty as a picture
96. Pull his/her leg
97. Pull the wool over my eyes
98. Pure as the driven snow
99. Put a bug in your ear
100. Put on the dog
101. Put the best foot forward
102. Raining cats and dogs
103. Read someone the riot act
104. Red as a beet
105. Right down my/your alley
106. Ring true
107. Rub someone the wrong way
108. Sad but true
109. Save it for a rainy day
110. Self made man
111. Sell like hot cakes
112. Seventh heaven
113. Sick and tired
114. Sight to behold
115. Sing like a bird
116. Sow wild oats
117. Start the ball rolling
118. Steal thunder from someone
119. Stir up a hornet nest
120. Strong as an ox
121. Stubborn as a mule
122. Stuffed shirt
123. The bitter end
124. The jig/jog is up
125. Throw the book at
126. Tit for tat
127. Too funny for words
128. Turn over a new leaf
129. Waiting with baited breath
130. Wee small hours
131. Without further ado
132. Wolf in sheep's clothing
133. You can say that again
134. Your guess is as good as mine


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message 3: by [deleted user] (last edited Jan 28, 2021 07:59AM) (new)

Trite Sayings Scavenger Hunt ~ Open Ended

1. A blushing bride: The Princess, the Prick & the Priest - 2/11/20 - p. 202: "We have to come and see the blushing bride..."
2. A fool and his money
3. Absence makes the heart grow fonder: What Happens in London - 2/8/20 - p. 73: "...he had no idea if absence made the heart grow fonder..."
4. Add insult to injury
5. Age before beauty: Oz - 12/31/20 - p. 190: "I insist you go first. Age before beauty."
6. All in all: Blood of My Blood - 6/12/20 - p. 252: "All in all, the house was neat and clean..."
7. All that glitters is not gold
8. All things being equal: Here and Gone - 4/11/20 - p. 34: "...all things being equal, I expect Judge Miller will give you a small fine..."
9. All work and no play
10. As luck would have it: Switch Stance - 1/21/20 - loc 1447: "...it's usually a little bit warmer here and, as luck would have it, will be about fifteen degrees warmer."
11. Barking up the wrong tree: When the Dust Settles - 5/28/20 - p. 45: "...I would have given the object of my latest fantasy the heads-up that he was barking up the wrong tree...
12. Best laid plans: The Guy in the Middle - 1/6/21 - p. 74: "...could be the one person to ruin every best-laid plan for me."
13. Better late than never: The Bitterroot Inn - 9/20/20 - loc 1055: "...my second glass of wine on the table. 'Better late than never.'..."
14. Better mind your p's and q's: Lucas - 5/16/20 - Audio: Chapt 18: "In other words, mind my ps and qs around you?"
15. Beyond the pale
16. Blood is thicker than water: The Sinner - 4/18/20 - loc 6665: "Blood is thicker than water," the King said gently."
17. Blow off steam: Hawthorne & Heathcliff - 4/15/20 - p. 99: "...just looking to blow off a little steam like the rest of us."
18. Born with a silver spoon:Inappropriate - 4/8/20 - p. 313: "...probably grew up with a silver spoon in his hand."
19. Breathe a sigh of relief: Switch Stance - 1/21/20 - loc 2276: "...She breathes out a sigh of relief so I try one last time."
20. Bright and early: Folsom - 1/24/20 - loc 1969: "Folsom arrives bright and early the next morning..."
21. Bring home the bacon
22. Budding genius
23. Busy as a bee
24. Butterflies in (my) stomach: The Sexy One - 1/25/20 - loc 1383: "Butterflies take off in my stomach, and I want to tell them to settle down..."
25. Caught red-handed
26. Chip off the old block: Twice in a Blue Moon - 4/14/20 - p. 197: "She's a chip off the old block."
27. Clear as mud
28. Cool as a cucumber: A Different Blue - 2/2/20 - p.151: "...her mother seemed cool as a cucumber."
29. Dead as a doornail
30. Dead give away: Switch Stance - 1/21/20 - loc 1214: "That's a dead giveaway that my type is sitting right next to me."
31. Deaf as a post
32. Die is cast: A Different Blue - 2/2/20 - p. 247: "I guess the die is cast...huh?"
33. Draw the line: The Sinner - 4/18/20 - loc 2087: "She had to draw the line."
34. Drink and be merry: Tigerland - 1/20/21 - p. 283: "The vows were exchanged, and it was time to eat, drink, and be merry."
35. Drunk as a skunk
36. Ear to the ground: Love Under Quarantine - 6/10/20 - loc 2033: "...I'll definitely bring it up and keep my ear to the ground."
37. Eat my hat
38. Face the music: Fireworks - 11/18/20 - p. 193: "I turn to face the music."
39. Feather in (his/her) cap
40. Few and far between: Folsom - 1/24/20 - loc 712: "...buildings that used to line the sand are few and far between."
41. Fill the bill
42. Fine and dandy
43. First and foremost: The Sinner - 4/18/20 - loc 6643: "...it truly is a home first and foremost..."
44. Fish out of water: The Day He Came Back - 8/18/20 - p. 195: "I felt like a fish out of water, but Raven was calm as could be."
45. Flesh and blood: Folsom - 1/24/20 - loc 3245: "...I delivered my flesh and blood..."
46. Fly off the handle
47. Fond farewell
48. Fresh as a daisy
49. Gentle as a lamb
50. Get the upper hand: This is War - 8/14/20 - p. 325: "I want to have the upper hand..."
51. Get up on the wrong side of the bed
52. Gild the lily: Gerald's Game - 5/10/20 - p. 29: "...let's not gild the lily, now he meant to rape her..."
53. Grain of salt: Love Me Whole - 1/8/21 - p. 141: "I took each episode with a grain of salt."
54. Green as grass
55. Green with envy
56. Hale and hardy
57. Hand to mouth
58. Happy as a lark
59. Hard row to hoe
60. Head over heels: Lies You Never Told Me - 2/3/20 - p. 23: "I hadn't intended to fall head over heels in love with it."


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message 6: by Ferenc (last edited Apr 01, 2021 01:37AM) (new)

Ferenc (aeneth) | 1603 comments Trite Sayings Scavenger Hunt
Duration: 01.20.2020 - Open Ended


Goal: Completed: All 134 Sayings
Done: 81/134 - Level 3: 75-99 Sayings

Levels:
Level 4: 100-133 Sayings
Completed: All 134 Sayings

Tell My Horse (P.S.) by Zora Neale Hurston Tell My Horse by Zora Neale Hurston – 01/25/2020 - 3 sayings
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Great Goddesses Life Lessons from Myths and Monsters by Nikita Gill Great Goddesses: Life lessons from myths and monsters by Nikita Gill – 01/26/2020 - 2 sayings
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Lab Girl by Hope Jahren Lab Girl by Hope Jahren – 01/31/2020 - 8 sayings
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Ravenite (Vengeance and Vampires, #1) by Alicia Rades Ravenite by Alicia Rades – 02/03/2020 - 3 sayings
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Last Day by Luanne Rice Last Day by Luanne Rice – 02/07/2020 - 5 sayings
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The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King – 02/21/2020 - 6 sayings
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Katherine Howard A New History by Conor Byrne Katherine Howard: A New History by Conor Byrne – 03/04/2020 - 2 sayings
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Crisis in the Red Zone The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come by Richard Preston Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come by Richard Preston – 03/11/2020 - 1 saying
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Three Women by Lisa Taddeo Three Women by Lisa Taddeo – 03/15/2020 - 2 sayings
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The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes – 03/19/2020 - 2 sayings
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You're Not Listening What You're Missing and Why It Matters by Kate Murphy
You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters by Kate Murphy – 03/30/2020 - 1 saying
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Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center – 04/03/2020 - 4 sayings
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Followers by Megan Angelo Followers by Megan Angelo – 04/14/2020 - 1 saying
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The Green Mile by Stephen King The Green Mile by Stephen King – 04/19/2020 - 1 saying
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The Magnolia Inn by Carolyn Brown The Magnolia Inn by Carolyn Brown – 04/21/2020 - 2 sayings
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Off the Clock (Pleasure Principle, #1) by Roni Loren Off the Clock by Roni Loren – 04/25/2020 - 1 saying
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Repressed (Deadly Secrets, #1) by Elisabeth Naughton Repressed by Elisabeth Naughton – 04/26/2020 - 1 saying
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Why Resist a Rebel? by Leah Ashton Why Resist a Rebel? by Leah Ashton – 04/28/2020 - 2 sayings
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Tacker (Arizona Vengeance, #5) by Sawyer Bennett Tacker by Sawyer Bennett – 05/03/2020 - 3 sayings
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The Chain by Adrian McKinty The Chain by Adrian McKinty – 05/14/2020 - 2 sayings
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Punish (Protect, #1) by Olivia Ryann Punish by Olivia Ryann – 05/18/2020 - 2 sayings
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Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews – 06/28/2020 - 1 word
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The Sinner (Rizzoli & Isles, #3) by Tess Gerritsen The Sinner by Tess Gerritsen – 07/04/2020 - 3 words
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The Princess Spy by Melanie Dickerson The Princess Spy by Melanie Dickerson – 07/26/2020 - 1 words
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The Merlot Murders (Wine Country Mysteries #1) by Ellen Crosby The Merlot Murders by Ellen Crosby – 07/30/2020 - 2 words
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House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig – 08/02/2020 - 1 word
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The Chardonnay Charade (Wine Country Mysteries #2) by Ellen Crosby The Chardonnay Charade by Ellen Crosby – 08/04/2020 - 2 words
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The Bordeaux Betrayal (Wine Country Mysteries #3) by Ellen Crosby The Bordeaux Betrayal by Ellen Crosby – 08/09/2020 - 2 words
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Hope Never Dies (Obama Biden Mysteries, #1) by Andrew Shaffer Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer – 09/25/2020 - 1 saying
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Death of a Red Heroine by Qiu Xiaolong Death of a Red Heroine by Qiu Xiaolong – 09/28/2020 - 1 saying
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Wow, No Thank You. by Samantha Irby Wow, No Thank You. by Samantha Irby – 09/06/2020 - 1 saying
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The Miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith The Miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith – 09/09/2020 - 1 saying
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The Babbling Brook Naked Poker Club (Book One) by Ann Warner The Babbling Brook Naked Poker Club - Book One by Ann Warner – 09/21/2020 - 2 sayings
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Wanna Get Lucky? (Lucky O'Toole, #1) by Deborah Coonts Wanna Get Lucky? by Deborah Coonts – 09/14/2020 - 2 sayings
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The Kiss Quotient (The Kiss Quotient, #1) by Helen Hoang The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang – 10/02/2020 - 1 saying
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The Good Girl by Mary Kubica The Good Girl by Mary Kubica – 11/06/2020 1 saying
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Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin – 12/06/2020 1 saying
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Moseh's Staff (Artifact Hunters, #4) by A.W. Exley Moseh's Staff by A.W. Exley – 12/31/2020 - 1 saying
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Mr. Nobody by Catherine Steadman Mr. Nobody - Catherine Steadman - 01/15/21 - 1 saying
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Gone at Midnight The Mysterious Death of Elisa Lam by Jake Anderson Gone at Midnight: The Mysterious Death of Elisa Lam - Jake Anderson - 01/21/21 - 1 saying
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A Favor for a Favor (All In, #2) by Helena Hunting A Favor for a Favor - Helena Hunting - 02/04/21 - 1 saying
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Sayings: - 53 missing
2. A fool and his money
5. Age before beauty
7. All that glitters is not gold
8. All things being equal
14. Better mind your p's and q's
16. Blood is thicker than water
21. Bring home the bacon
22. Budding genius
23. Busy as a bee
32. Die is cast
36. Ear to the ground
37. Eat my hat
39. Feather in (his/her) cap
42. Fine and dandy
46. Fly off the handle
47. Fond farewell
52. Gild the lily
58. Happy as a lark
59. Hard row to hoe
61. Heart of gold
62. High on the hog
63. Hungry as a bear
70. Kettle of fish
72. Lean over backward
73. Leave in the lurch
74. Left-handed compliment
76. Like a bolt out of the blue
77. Limp as a rag
78. Mad as a wet hen
79. Make hay when the sun shines
82. Method in his/her madness
83. More easily said than done
86. Never a dull moment
87. Nipped in the bud
91. Opportunity knocks
96. Pull his/her leg
97. Pull the wool over my eyes
98. Pure as the driven snow
99. Put a bug in your ear
100. Put on the dog
101. Put the best foot forward
102. Raining cats and dogs
105. Right down my/your alley
109. Save it for a rainy day
111. Sell like hot cakes
112. Seventh heaven
117. Start the ball rolling
118. Steal thunder from someone
122. Stuffed shirt
126. Tit for tat
127. Too funny for words
129. Waiting with baited breath
130. Wee small hours


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Emeli Webb | 327 comments Completed: All 134 Sayings
0/134
Sayings:
1. A blushing bride
2. A fool and his money
3. Absence makes the heart grow fonder
4. Add insult to injury
5. Age before beauty
6. All in all
7. All that glitters is not gold
8. All things being equal
9. All work and no play
10. As luck would have it
11. Barking up the wrong tree
12. Best laid plans
13. Better late than never
14. Better mind your p's and q's
15. Beyond the pale
16. Blood is thicker than water
17. Blow off steam
18. Born with a silver spoon
19. Breathe a sigh of relief
20. Bright and early
21. Bring home the bacon
22. Budding genius
23. Busy as a bee
24. Butterflies in (my) stomach
25. Caught red-handed
26. Chip off the old block
27. Clear as mud
28. Cool as a cucumber
29. Dead as a doornail
30. Dead give away
31. Deaf as a post
32. Die is cast
33. Draw the line
34. Drink and be merry
35. Drunk as a skunk
36. Ear to the ground
37. Eat my hat
38. Face the music
39. Feather in (his/her) cap
40. Few and far between
41. Fill the bill
42. Fine and dandy
43. First and foremost
44. Fish out of water
45. Flesh and blood
46. Fly off the handle
47. Fond farewell
48. Fresh as a daisy
49. Gentle as a lamb
50. Get the upper hand
51. Get up on the wrong side of the bed
52. Gild the lily
53. Grain of salt
54. Green as grass
55. Green with envy
56. Hale and hardy
57. Hand to mouth
58. Happy as a lark
59. Hard row to hoe
60. Head over heels
61. Heart of gold
62. High on the hog
63. Hungry as a bear
64. If truth be told
65. In the final analysis
66. In the long run
67. It goes without saying
68. It is the last straw
69. It stands to reason
70. Kettle of fish
71. Last but not least
72. Lean over backward
73. Leave in the lurch
74. Left-handed compliment
75. Let the cat out of the bag
76. Like a bolt out of the blue
77. Limp as a rag
78. Mad as a wet hen
79. Make hay when the sun shines
80. Make no bones
81. Meets the eye
82. Method in his/her madness
83. More easily said than done
84. Naked truth
85. Necessary evil
86. Never a dull moment
87. Nipped in the bud
88. Not to be sneezed at
89. On the ball
90. Open and shut
91. Opportunity knocks
92. Out of sight out of mind
93. Over a barrel
94. Pay the piper
95. Pretty as a picture
96. Pull his/her leg
97. Pull the wool over my eyes
98. Pure as the driven snow
99. Put a bug in your ear
100. Put on the dog
101. Put the best foot forward
102. Raining cats and dogs
103. Read someone the riot act
104. Red as a beet
105. Right down my/your alley
106. Ring true
107. Rub someone the wrong way
108. Sad but true
109. Save it for a rainy day
110. Self made man
111. Sell like hot cakes
112. Seventh heaven
113. Sick and tired
114. Sight to behold
115. Sing like a bird
116. Sow wild oats
117. Start the ball rolling
118. Steal thunder from someone
119. Stir up a hornet nest
120. Strong as an ox
121. Stubborn as a mule
122. Stuffed shirt
123. The bitter end
124. The jig/jog is up
125. Throw the book at
126. Tit for tat
127. Too funny for words
128. Turn over a new leaf
129. Waiting with baited breath
130. Wee small hours
131. Without further ado
132. Wolf in sheep's clothing
133. You can say that again
134. Your guess is as good as mine


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Sandy | 316 comments Completed: All 134 Sayings
0/134
Sayings:
1. A blushing bride
2. A fool and his money
3. Absence makes the heart grow fonder
4. Add insult to injury
5. Age before beauty
6. All in all
7. All that glitters is not gold
8. All things being equal
9. All work and no play
10. As luck would have it
11. Barking up the wrong tree
12. Best laid plans
13. Better late than never
14. Better mind your p's and q's
15. Beyond the pale
16. Blood is thicker than water
17. Blow off steam
18. Born with a silver spoon
19. Breathe a sigh of relief
20. Bright and early
21. Bring home the bacon
22. Budding genius
23. Busy as a bee
24. Butterflies in (my) stomach
25. Caught red-handed
26. Chip off the old block
27. Clear as mud
28. Cool as a cucumber
29. Dead as a doornail
30. Dead give away
31. Deaf as a post
32. Die is cast
33. Draw the line
34. Drink and be merry
35. Drunk as a skunk
36. Ear to the ground
37. Eat my hat
38. Face the music
39. Feather in (his/her) cap
40. Few and far between
41. Fill the bill
42. Fine and dandy
43. First and foremost
44. Fish out of water
45. Flesh and blood
46. Fly off the handle
47. Fond farewell
48. Fresh as a daisy
49. Gentle as a lamb
50. Get the upper hand
51. Get up on the wrong side of the bed
52. Gild the lily
53. Grain of salt
54. Green as grass
55. Green with envy
56. Hale and hardy
57. Hand to mouth
58. Happy as a lark
59. Hard row to hoe
60. Head over heels
61. Heart of gold
62. High on the hog
63. Hungry as a bear
64. If truth be told
65. In the final analysis
66. In the long run
67. It goes without saying
68. It is the last straw
69. It stands to reason
70. Kettle of fish
71. Last but not least
72. Lean over backward
73. Leave in the lurch
74. Left-handed compliment
75. Let the cat out of the bag
76. Like a bolt out of the blue
77. Limp as a rag
78. Mad as a wet hen
79. Make hay when the sun shines
80. Make no bones
81. Meets the eye
82. Method in his/her madness
83. More easily said than done
84. Naked truth
85. Necessary evil
86. Never a dull moment
87. Nipped in the bud
88. Not to be sneezed at
89. On the ball
90. Open and shut
91. Opportunity knocks
92. Out of sight out of mind
93. Over a barrel
94. Pay the piper
95. Pretty as a picture
96. Pull his/her leg
97. Pull the wool over my eyes
98. Pure as the driven snow
99. Put a bug in your ear
100. Put on the dog
101. Put the best foot forward
102. Raining cats and dogs
103. Read someone the riot act
104. Red as a beet
105. Right down my/your alley
106. Ring true
107. Rub someone the wrong way
108. Sad but true
109. Save it for a rainy day
110. Self made man
111. Sell like hot cakes
112. Seventh heaven
113. Sick and tired
114. Sight to behold
115. Sing like a bird
116. Sow wild oats
117. Start the ball rolling
118. Steal thunder from someone
119. Stir up a hornet nest
120. Strong as an ox
121. Stubborn as a mule
122. Stuffed shirt
123. The bitter end
124. The jig/jog is up
125. Throw the book at
126. Tit for tat
127. Too funny for words
128. Turn over a new leaf
129. Waiting with baited breath
130. Wee small hours
131. Without further ado
132. Wolf in sheep's clothing
133. You can say that again
134. Your guess is as good as mine


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Celia Buell (celiareadsbooks) | 1176 comments 9/134
1. A blushing bride
2. A fool and his money
3. Absence makes the heart grow fonder
4. Add insult to injury
5. Age before beauty
6. All in all
7. All that glitters is not gold
8. All things being equal
9. All work and no play
10. As luck would have it - "'As luck would have it, Papa's already got...'" p.13 Lady Be Good by Amber Brock 2/23/20
11. Barking up the wrong tree
12. Best laid plans
13. Better late than never
14. Better mind your p's and q's
15. Beyond the pale
16. Blood is thicker than water
17. Blow off steam
18. Born with a silver spoon
19. Breathe a sigh of relief - "...found herself heaving a sigh of relief." p.44 Once Upon a Dream (Twisted Tales #2) by Liz Braswell 1/31/20
20. Bright and early
21. Bring home the bacon
22. Budding genius
23. Busy as a bee
24. Butterflies in (my) stomach
25. Caught red-handed
26. Chip off the old block
27. Clear as mud
28. Cool as a cucumber
29. Dead as a doornail
30. Dead give away
31. Deaf as a post
32. Die is cast
33. Draw the line
34. Drink and be merry
35. Drunk as a skunk
36. Ear to the ground
37. Eat my hat
38. Face the music
39. Feather in (his/her) cap
40. Few and far between
41. Fill the bill
42. Fine and dandy
43. First and foremost
44. Fish out of water
45. Flesh and blood


message 11: by Celia (last edited Mar 01, 2020 10:05PM) (new)

Celia Buell (celiareadsbooks) | 1176 comments 46. Fly off the handle
47. Fond farewell
48. Fresh as a daisy
49. Gentle as a lamb
50. Get the upper hand - "...needed the upper hand." p.118 Lady Be Good by Amber Brock 2/23/20
51. Get up on the wrong side of the bed
52. Gild the lily
53. Grain of salt
54. Green as grass
55. Green with envy
56. Hale and hardy
57. Hand to mouth - "Kitty's hand flew to her mouth." p.38 Lady Be Good by Amber Brock 2/23/20
58. Happy as a lark
59. Hard row to hoe
60. Head over heels
61. Heart of gold
62. High on the hog
63. Hungry as a bear
64. If truth be told
65. In the final analysis
66. In the long run
67. It goes without saying
68. It is the last straw - "'It's also the last straw.'" p.7 Lady Be Good by Amber Brock 2/23/20
69. It stands to reason
70. Kettle of fish
71. Last but not least
72. Lean over backward
73. Leave in the lurch
74. Left-handed compliment
75. Let the cat out of the bag
76. Like a bolt out of the blue
77. Limp as a rag
78. Mad as a wet hen
79. Make hay when the sun shines
80. Make no bones
81. Meets the eye
82. Method in his/her madness
83. More easily said than done
84. Naked truth
85. Necessary evil
86. Never a dull moment - "'Never a dull moment.'" p.93 Lady Be Good by Amber Brock 2/23/20
87. Nipped in the bud
88. Not to be sneezed at
89. On the ball
90. Open and shut


message 12: by Celia (last edited Mar 01, 2020 10:13PM) (new)

Celia Buell (celiareadsbooks) | 1176 comments 91. Opportunity knocks
92. Out of sight out of mind
93. Over a barrel
94. Pay the piper
95. Pretty as a picture - "'You look pretty as a picture.'" p.60 Lady Be Good by Amber Brock 2/23/20
96. Pull his/her leg - "...surely he was pulling my leg..." p.25 Caging Skies by Christine Leunens 2/10/20
97. Pull the wool over my eyes
98. Pure as the driven snow
99. Put a bug in your ear
100. Put on the dog
101. Put the best foot forward
102. Raining cats and dogs
103. Read someone the riot act
104. Red as a beet
105. Right down my/your alley
106. Ring true
107. Rub someone the wrong way
108. Sad but true
109. Save it for a rainy day
110. Self made man - "...daughter of a self-made man..." p.37 Lady Be Good by Amber Brock 2/23/20
111. Sell like hot cakes
112. Seventh heaven
113. Sick and tired
114. Sight to behold
115. Sing like a bird
116. Sow wild oats
117. Start the ball rolling
118. Steal thunder from someone
119. Stir up a hornet nest
120. Strong as an ox
121. Stubborn as a mule
122. Stuffed shirt
123. The bitter end
124. The jig/jog is up
125. Throw the book at
126. Tit for tat
127. Too funny for words
128. Turn over a new leaf
129. Waiting with baited breath
130. Wee small hours
131. Without further ado
132. Wolf in sheep's clothing
133. You can say that again
134. Your guess is as good as mine


message 13: by Kendra (last edited May 05, 2022 04:41PM) (new)

Kendra | 1032 comments Trite Sayings Scavenger Hunt
Duration: Jan. 20th, 2020 - ?

Levels:
Level 1: 25-49 Sayings
Level 2: 50-74 Sayings
Level 3: 75-99 Sayings
Level 4: 100-133 Sayings
Completed: All 134 Sayings

117/134


Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh - Jan. 21st, 2020
How to Behave Badly in Elizabethan England: A Guide for Knaves, Fools, Harlots, Cuckolds, Drunkards, Liars, Thieves, and Braggarts by Ruth Goodman - Jan. 22nd, 2020
Sweep with Me by Ilona Andrews - Jan. 26th, 2020
White Cat by Holly Black - Jan. 27th, 2020
Tea, Coffee Chocolate: How We Fell in Love with Caffeine by Melanie King - Jan. 27th, 2020
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Vol. 1 by Naoko Takeuchi - Jan. 28th, 2020
Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens by Eddie Izzard - Jan. 30th, 2020
The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness - Feb. 5th, 2020
Firefly: Big Damn Hero by James Lovegrove - Feb. 13th, 2020
Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation by Ammon Shea - Feb. 19th, 2020
Red Glove by Holly Black - Feb. 28th, 2020
Half-Off Ragnarok by Seanan McGuire - Feb. 24th, 2020
The Life and Times of Call the Midwife: The Official Companion to Season One and Two by Heidi Thomas - Feb. 28th, 2020
Chaos Choreography by Seanan McGuire - Mar. 5th, 2020
Victoria & Albert: A Royal Love Affair by Daisy Goodwin & Sara Sheridan - Mar. 4th, 2020
Magic for Nothing by Seanan McGuire - Mar. 8th, 2020
Tricks for Free by Seanan McGuire - Mar. 9th, 2020
Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come by Richard Preston - Mar. 16th, 2020
The Queen's Bargain by Anne Bishop - Mar. 19th, 2020
Death by Shakespeare: Snakebites, Stabbings and Broken Hearts by Kathryn Harkup - Mar. 22nd, 2020
Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells - Mar. 26th, 2020
Funny, You Don't Look Autistic: A Comedian's Guide to Life on the Spectrum by Michael McCreary - Mar. 25th, 2020
Cake Wrecks: When Professional Cakes Go Hilariously Wrong by Jen Yates - Mar. 29th, 2020
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë - Apr. 1st, 2020
Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson: Moon Called Vol. 1 by Patricia Briggs - Apr. 3rd, 2020
Queen Victoria: Twenty-Four Days That Changed Her Life by Lucy Worsley - Apr. 5th, 2020
The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum - Apr. 10th, 2020
The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez - Apr. 12th, 2020
Me by Elton John - Apr. 18th, 2020
The Huntress by Kate Quinn - Apr. 20th, 2020
The Mage in Black by Jaye Wells - Apr. 22nd, 2020
Silver-Tongued Devil by Jaye Wells - May 8th, 2020
Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly VirusDavid Quammen - May 18th, 2020
Rosemary and Rue(Strangers in Court) by Seanan McGuire - May 23rd, 2020
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling - May 24th, 2020
The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa - May 27th, 2020
Firefly: The Magnificent Nine by James Lovegrove - June 5th, 2020
Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev - June 4th, 2020
Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev - June 9th, 2020
The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to the Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific by David Bianculli - June 17th, 2020
Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets by David Simon - June 23rd, 2020
A Left-Handed History of the World by Ed Wright - June 22nd, 2020
The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas - June 28th, 2020
Take Us To Your Chief And Other Stories by Drew Hayden Taylor - July 2nd, 2020
Fantastic Beasts - The Crimes of Grindelwald: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling - July 3rd, 2020
Up and Down by Terry Fallis - July 7th, 2020
The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick by Mallory O'Meara - July 10th, 2020
Otherland Volume Three: Mountain of Black Glass by Tad Williams - July 19th, 2020
The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black - July 23rd, 2020
The Modern Faerie Tales: Tithe; Valiant; Ironside by Holly Black - July 28th, 2020
The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery - Aug. 4th, 2020
Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews - Aug. 11th, 2020
Fate's Edge by Ilona Andrews - Aug. 16th, 2020
Beach Read by Emily Henry - Aug. 23rd, 2020
How You Say It: Why You Talk the Way You Do—and What It Says About You by Katherine D. Kinzler - Aug. 25th, 2020
A Nation Worth Ranting About by Rick Mercer - Aug. 26th, 2020
Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews - Aug. 28th, 2020
Wildfire by Ilona Andrews - Aug. 30th, 2020
Sapphire Flames by Ilona Andrews - Sept. 3rd, 2020
To Have and to Hoax by Martha Waters - Sept. 9th
Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones - Sept. 7th, 2020
The Sound of Music Story: How A Beguiling Young Novice, A Handsome Austrian Captain, and Ten Singing von Trapp Children Inspired the Most Beloved Film of All Time by Tom Santopietro - Sept. 11th, 2020
Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet by Darynda Jones - Sept. 16th, 2020
Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews - Sept. 17th, 2020
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman - Sept. 28th, 2020
The Unofficial Guide to Game of Thrones by Kim Renfro - Oct. 23rd, 2020
The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis - Nov. 29th, 2020
The Trouble with Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis - Dec. 15th, 2020
Seventh Grave and No Body by Darynda Jones - Dec. 15th
Eighth Grave After Dark by Darynda Jones - Dec. 17th, 2020
Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs - Dec. 24th, 2020
The Far Side Gallery 5 by Gary Larson - Dec. 30th, 2020
Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert - Jan. 2nd, 2021
Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs - Jan. 7th, 2021
The Forever Girl by Jill Shalvis - Jan. 23rd, 2021
Night Broken by Patricia Briggs - Jan. 25th, 2021
Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs - Mar. 6th, 2021
Animal Attraction by Jill Shalvis - Mar. 13th, 2021
To Love and to Loathe by Martha Waters - Apr. 16th, 2021
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen - Apr. 26th, 2021
The Curse of Tenth Grave by Darynda Jones - July 15th, 2021
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë - July 30th, 2021
Printer's Error: Irreverent Stories from Book History by Rebecca Romney & J.P. Romney - Oct. 3rd, 2021
Eleventh Grave in Moonlight by Darynda Jones - Oct. 30th, 2021
Not My Father's Son by Alan Cumming - Mar. 21st, 2022
Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh - Mar. 31st, 2022
D: A Tale of Two Worlds by Michel Faber - Apr. 11th, 2022
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin - Apr. 14th, 2022
Dirty Magic by Jaye Wells


message 14: by Kendra (last edited Apr 12, 2022 07:51PM) (new)

Kendra | 1032 comments Sayings:
1. A blushing bride Sailor Moon, Vol. 1
"Form of the blushing bride" pg. 185
2. A fool and his money The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line
"Parting a fool from his money" pg. 319
3. Absence makes the heart grow fonder The Mage in Black
"Absence made the heart grow fonder" pg. 197
4. Add insult to injury Red-Headed Stepchild
"Talk about insult added to injury" pg. 132
5. Age before beauty
6. All in all Seventh Grave and No Body
"All in all, the morning had been" pg. 191
7. All that glitters is not gold Jane Eyre
"All is not gold that glitters" pg. 665
8. All things being equal Printer's Error
"Therefore, all else being equal" @ 13%
9. All work and no play The Huntress
"All work and no play" @ 69%
10. As luck would have it
11. Barking up the wrong tree Fate's Edge
"You're barking up the wrong tree, woman" pg. 167
12. Best laid plans The Sound of Music Story
"The best-laid plans of Hollywood" pg. 115
13. Better late than never To Love and To Loathe
"Better late than never" @ 69%
14. Better mind your p's and q's Burn for Me
"I'm going to mind my p's and q's" pg. 297
15. Beyond the pale To Have and to Hoax
"Done something beyond the pale" @ 17%
16. Blood is thicker than water White Cat
"But blood's thicker than water" pg. 173
17. Blow off steam Red Glove
"She needs to blow off steam" pg. 19
18. Born with a silver spoon Recipe for Persuasion
"Born with a diamond-encrusted spoon in his ungrateful mouth" @ 82%
19. Breathe a sigh of relief Slave to Sensation
"Breathed a sigh of relief" @ 89%
20. Bright and early Chaos Choreography
"Bright and early" pg. 296
21. Bring home the bacon The Blue Castle
"Bring in the bacon" pg. 217
22. Budding genius
23. Busy as a bee Sense and Sensibility
"Busy as a bee" pg. 109
24. Butterflies in (my) stomach Slave to Sensation
"Her stomach filled with a thousand butterflies" @ 65%
25. Caught red-handed - Firefly: Big Damn Hero
"We caught Jamie Adare red-handed" pg. 272
26. Chip off the old block Me
"A chip off the old block, there" @ 80%
27. Clear as mud Bayou Moon
"Human manners were clear as mud" pg. 200
28. Cool as a cucumber Half-Off Ragnarok
"Cool as a cucumber" pg. 11
29. Dead as a doornail Bad English
"Deader than a doorknob" pg. 35
30. Dead give away Burn for Me
"That right there is your dead give away" pg. 17
31. Deaf as a post The Silver Chair
"But he's deaf as a post" pg. 53
32. Die is cast - Mountain of Black Glass
"I have cast the dice" pg. 534
33. Draw the line - Tricks for Free
"Drawing a hard, firm line" pg. 64
34. Drink and be merry The Forever Girl
"Now drink and be merry, or I'll..." @ 64%
35. Drunk as a skunk The Poisoner's Handbook
"To be skunk-drunk" @ 4%
36. Ear to the ground Night Broken
"Tell Adam to keep an ear to the ground" pg. 124
37. Eat my hat Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
"If one word of it was true, I'll eat my kettle" pg. 126
38. Face the music Eighth Grave After Dark
"I would have to face the music" pg. 85
39. Feather in (his/her) cap Sweep in Peace
"Supposed to be a feather in your cap" @ 89%
40. Few and far between Not My Father's Son
"My visits became fewer and far between" @ 34%
41. Fill the bill Firefly: Big Damn Hero
"I'd say you fit the bill" pg. 219
42. Fine and dandy Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors
"All well and dandy" @ 4%
43. First and foremost How You Say It
"First and foremost, Murphy wanted" @ 25%
44. Fish out of water How You Say It
"More like fish out of water than the twenty-year-olds" @ 22%
45. Flesh and blood Fantastic Beasts - The Crimes of Grindelwald
"Flesh and blood" pg. 271
46. Fly off the handle Third Grave Dead Ahead
"You fly off the handle" pg. 150
47. Fond farewell Tenant of Wildfell Hall
"Bade her a fond farewell" @ 78%
48. Fresh as a daisy Half-Off Ragnarok
"Fresh as a daisy" pg. 174
49. Gentle as a lamb Beach Read
"Douglas is gentle as a butterfly" @ 87%
50. Get the upper hand The Queen of Nothing
"Getting the upper hand" pg. 261
51. Get up on the wrong side of the bed Red-Headed Stepchild
"Who woke up on the wrong side of the bed" pg. 234
52. Gild the lily A Left-Handed History of the World
"Which rather gilded the lily" pg. 183
53. Grain of salt Cake Wrecks
"A grain of 'I have a sense of humor' salt" pg. 106
54. Green as grass Cry Wolf
"I may be as green as grass" pg. 163
55. Green with envy Believe Me
"Green with envy" pg. 83
56. Hale and hardy The Book of Life
"Look how hale and hearty I turned out" pg. 295
57. Hand to mouth Take Us To Your Chief And Other Stories
"Living hand to mouth" pg. 29
58. Happy as a lark Queen Victoria: Twenty-Four Days That Changed Her Life
"As gay as a lark" @ 21%
59. Hard row to hoe
60. Head over heels White Cat
"Head over heels in love" pg. 71
61. Heart of gold Me
"He had a heart of gold" @ 3%
62. High on the hog
63. Hungry as a bear
64. If truth be told Recipe for Persuasion
"Truth be told" @ 42%
65. In the final analysis
66. In the long run Storm Cursed
"In the long run, it might be more important" pg. 120
67. It goes without saying A Nation Worth Ranting About
"It goes without Saying" pg. 96
68. It is the last straw The Platinum Age of Television
"The proverbial last straw" @ 16%
69. It stands to reason How You Say It
"It stands to reason that these disparities" @ 6%
70. Kettle of fish Tea, Coffee Chocolate
"A pretty kettle of fish" pg. 31
71. Last but not least D: A Tale of Two Worlds
"Last, but not least" pg. 241
72. Lean over backward The Sound of Music Story
"You can't be bending over backwards" pg. 229
73. Leave in the lurch Animal Attraction
"And left us all in the lurch" @ 24%
74. Left-handed compliment The Queen of Nothing
"A backhanded compliment" pg. 80
75. Let the cat out of the bag How to Behave Badly in Elizabethan England
"Not to let too many cats out of the bag" pg. 89
76. Like a bolt out of the blue Me
"As a bolt from the blue" @ 36%
77. Limp as a rag The Huntress
"Limp as a dishrag" @ 39%
78. Mad as a wet hen
79. Make hay when the sun shines
80. Make no bones The Book of Life
"Babies make no bones about it" pg. 406
81. Meets the eye Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
"More to him than meets the eye" pg. 223
82. Method in his/her madness Eighth Grave After Dark
"Surely there was a method to his madness" pg. 93
83. More easily said than done Not My Father's Son
"But it was easier said than done" @ 65%
84. Naked truth Mountain of Black Glass
"The honest truth" pg. 344
85. Necessary evil The Book of Life
"As a necessary evil" pg. 12
86. Never a dull moment
87. Nipped in the bud Firefly: The Magnificent Nine
"Nipping the problem in the bud" pg. 69
88. Not to be sneezed at The Lady from the Black Lagoon
"Nothing to sneeze at" @ 37%
89. On the ball
90. Open and shut The Curse of Tenth Grave
"Open and shut isn't always wide or tight" pg. 66
91. Opportunity knocks Ebola
"Opportunity. It kept knocking." @ 63%
92. Out of sight out of mind Rosemary and Rue(Strangers in Court)
"Out of sight, out of mind" pg. 400
93. Over a barrel Angel's Blood
"So you think you have me over a barrel" @ 12%
94. Pay the piper
95. Pretty as a picture
96. Pull his/her leg Neverwhere
"Old Bailey was pulling his leg" @ 41%
97. Pull the wool over my eyes The Unofficial Guide to Game of Thrones
"And pull the wool over her costar's eyes" pg. 311
98. Pure as the driven snow Storm Cursed
"Clean as the driven snow" pg. 300
99. Put a bug in your ear Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson: Moon Called Vol. 1
"I know you put a bug in Adam's ear" pg. 57
100. Put on the dog The Far Side Gallery 5
"Origin of the expression 'putting on the dog' " pg. 65
101. Put the best foot forward Sweep with Me
"Few opportunities to put our best foot forward" @ 10%
102. Raining cats and dogs Fantastic Beasts - The Crimes of Grindelwald
"It's raining out there - cats and dogs" pg. 60
103. Read someone the riot act Silver-Tongued Devil
"Read me the riot act" pg. 251
104. Red as a beet The Huntress
"Red as a beet" @ 27%
105. Right down my/your alley The Life and Times of Call the Midwife
"That sounds right up my street" pg. 131
106. Ring true To Have and to Hoax
"Some ring of truth in them" @ 60%
107. Rub someone the wrong way Up and Down
"This guy was rubbing me the wrong way" pg. 45
108. Sad but true
109. Save it for a rainy day Wildfire
"He likes to put things away for a rainy day" pg. 58
110. Self made man Sapphire Flames
"Being a self-made man" pg. 211
111. Sell like hot cakes The Trouble with Mistletoe
"These are going to sell like hotcakes" @ 3%
112. Seventh heaven
113. Sick and tired Funny, You Don't Look Autistic
"Sick and tired" @ 47%
114. Sight to behold
115. Sing like a bird The Worst Best Man
"He's going to sing like a canary" @ 19%
116. Sow wild oats Victoria & Albert: A Royal Love Affair
"Sow his wild oats" pg. 294
117. Start the ball rolling Get a Life, Chloe Brown
"All she had to do was get the ball rolling" @ 21%
118. Steal thunder from someone Frost Burned
"I was getting better at stealing Adam's thunder" pg. 278
119. Stir up a hornet nest The Queen's Bargain
"We're about to kick a lot of hornets' nests" @ 84%
120. Strong as an ox Fate's Edge
"Gaston was strong like a bull" pg. 85
121. Stubborn as a mule Seventh Grave and No Body
" Strong as a mule and just as stubborn" pg. 319
122. Stuffed shirt Chaos Choreography
"Sounds like a stuffed shirt" pg. 7
123. The bitter end Crisis in the Red Zone
"To the bitter end" pg. 200
124. The jig/jog is up Magic for Nothing
"The jig was up" pg. 284
125. Throw the book at Dirty Magic
"Did ya throw the book at the bastard?" @ 8%
126. Tit for tat The Friend Zone
"Tit for tat" @ 5%
127. Too funny for words
128. Turn over a new leaf Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets
"Turn over a new leaf" @ 34%
129. Waiting with baited breath Eleventh Grave
"Waiting with baited breath" pg. 170
130. Wee small hours The Sound of Music Story
"Boozy wee-small hour revels" pg. 142
131. Without further ado The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
"Therefore, without more ado" @ 4%
132. Wolf in sheep's clothing Seventh Grave and No Body
"That of a witch in wolf's clothing" pg. 12
133. You can say that again Westing Game
"You can say that again" @ 39%
134. Your guess is as good as mine Death by Shakespeare
"Your guess is as good as mine" @ 25%


message 15: by Kendra (last edited Apr 12, 2022 07:51PM) (new)

Kendra | 1032 comments What I'm still looking for:

5. Age before beauty
10. As luck would have it
22. Budding genius
59. Hard row to hoe
62. High on the hog
63. Hungry as a bear
65. In the final analysis
78. Mad as a wet hen
79. Make hay when the sun shines
86. Never a dull moment
89. On the ball
94. Pay the piper
95. Pretty as a picture
108. Sad but true
112. Seventh heaven
114. Sight to behold
127. Too funny for words


message 16: by Shash (last edited Nov 25, 2020 08:51AM) (new)

Shash | 1703 comments Trite Sayings Scavenger Hunt
Open Ended

Levels:
Level 3: 75-99 Sayings
Level 4: 100-133 Sayings
Completed: All 134 Sayings

*Must be close to the exact words!

105/100-133 Sayings found

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message 17: by Shash (last edited Nov 25, 2020 08:51AM) (new)

Shash | 1703 comments Trite Sayings Scavenger Hunt


The Loyal Patriot by Cami Checketts (6/16/20)
21. Bring home the bacon
"I can bring home the bacon, dun-duh-dun-duh." (pg 26)

Sweet Water by Laurie Lewis (6/17/20)
28. Cool as a cucumber
"Pepper returned to her cool-as-a-cucumber persona." (Loc 959)

Home Improvement by Barbara Cool Lee (6/18/20)
98. Pure as the driven snow
"...never dated him, so he's pure as the driven snow." (pg 23)

Catching the Cowboy by Shanna Hatfield (6/20/20)
117. Start the ball rolling
"...an attorney to help get the ball rolling..." (Loc 2772)

Romancing Rebecca by Kimberley Montpetit (6/23/20)
86. Never a dull moment
"There's never a dull moment - at least not in the summer season." (pg 34)
92. Out of sight out of mind
"...we're out of sight, out of mind when you're gone." (pg 29)

Summer Hearts by Debby Lee, et.al. (6/23/20)
14. Better mind your p's and q's
"He'd be better off minding his p's and q's." (Loc 2938)
79. Make hay when the sun shines
"We better make hay while the sun shines, huh, sweet Lizzy?" (Loc 3764)
122. Stuffed shirt
"So much for thinking he was a stuffed shirt." (Loc 4614)
132. Wolf in sheep's clothing
"Maybe it's supposed to be a wolf in sheep's clothing." (Loc 5536)

Suffering the Scot by Nichole Van (6/26/20)
34. Drink and be merry
"...the men were allowed to drink and make merry?" (Loc 1763)

Much Ado About a Kiss by Heather Tullis (7/4/20)
103. Read someone the riot act
"...you were going to read me the riot act first." (pg 58)
128. Turn over a new leaf
"I've turned over a new leaf. You used to know me..." (pg 42)

Cooking With the Doc by Jennifer Youngblood, Craig Depew (7/8/20)
51. Get up on the wrong side of the bed
"Someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning." (pg 1)
82. Method in his/her madness
"...like I've lost my mind, but there's a method to my madness." (pg 85)

Embittered by K.M. Shea (8/26/20)
123. The bitter end
"She would remain silent to the bitter end." (pg 68)

The Billionaire's Second Chance by Kimberly Krey (9/2/20)
7. All that glitters is not gold
"Not all that glitters is gold, mia cara." (pg 26)
126. Tit for tat
"How about we go tit for tat?" (pg 51)

Forget Me Not by Sarah M. Eden (9/9/20)
1. A blushing bride
"The 'blushing bride' was not inspiring confidence in anyone." (pg 62)

The Merry Lives of Spinsters by Rebecca Connolly (9/13/20)
85. Necessary evil
"I am a necessary evil." (Loc 2747)

Before I Say Goodbye by Mary Higgins Clark (10/6/20)
26. Chip off the old block
"Nell MacDermott is a chip off the old block, though..." (pg 129)

The Mapmaker's Wife by Kathy L. Wheeler (10/6/20)
25. Caught red-handed
"'I caught her...red handed.' He stood and brushed the glass..." (Loc 1318)

And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street by Dr. Seuss (10/11/20)
104. Red as a beet
"'Nothing,' I said, growing red as a beet..." (pg 32)

Lacy by Shanna Hatfield (11/24/20)
23. Busy as a bee
"You've been a busy little bee today." (pg 86)
108. Sad but true
"'It's sad, but true.' Grant affected a pout..." (pg 132)

Love Right by Rebecca Rode (11/25/20)
105. Right down my/your alley
"...lifelong relationship. Definitely not down your alley." (Loc 293)


Sayings:
2. A fool and his money
5. Age before beauty
8. All things being equal
16. Blood is thicker than water
22. Budding genius
27. Clear as mud
35. Drunk as a skunk
41. Fill the bill
42. Fine and dandy
49. Gentle as a lamb
52. Gild the lily
54. Green as grass
56. Hale and hardy
57. Hand to mouth
58. Happy as a lark
59. Hard row to hoe
63. Hungry as a bear
76. Like a bolt out of the blue
80. Make no bones
84. Naked truth
90. Open and shut
91. Opportunity knocks
93. Over a barrel
100. Put on the dog
102. Raining cats and dogs
111. Sell like hot cakes
115. Sing like a bird
125. Throw the book at
127. Too funny for words


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Trite Sayings Scavenger Hunt
Open Ended

Levels:
Level 1: 25-49 Sayings
Level 2: 50-74 Sayings
Level 3: 75-99 Sayings
Level 4: 100-133 Sayings
Completed: All 134 Sayings

0/134 Sayings found

Sayings:
1. A blushing bride
2. A fool and his money
3. Absence makes the heart grow fonder
4. Add insult to injury
5. Age before beauty
6. All in all
7. All that glitters is not gold
8. All things being equal
9. All work and no play
10. As luck would have it
11. Barking up the wrong tree
12. Best laid plans
13. Better late than never
14. Better mind your p's and q's
15. Beyond the pale
16. Blood is thicker than water
17. Blow off steam
18. Born with a silver spoon
19. Breathe a sigh of relief
20. Bright and early
21. Bring home the bacon
22. Budding genius
23. Busy as a bee
24. Butterflies in (my) stomach
25. Caught red-handed
26. Chip off the old block
27. Clear as mud
28. Cool as a cucumber
29. Dead as a doornail
30. Dead give away
31. Deaf as a post
32. Die is cast
33. Draw the line
34. Drink and be merry
35. Drunk as a skunk
36. Ear to the ground
37. Eat my hat
38. Face the music
39. Feather in (his/her) cap
40. Few and far between
41. Fill the bill
42. Fine and dandy
43. First and foremost
44. Fish out of water
45. Flesh and blood
46. Fly off the handle
47. Fond farewell
48. Fresh as a daisy
49. Gentle as a lamb
50. Get the upper hand
51. Get up on the wrong side of the bed
52. Gild the lily
53. Grain of salt
54. Green as grass
55. Green with envy
56. Hale and hardy
57. Hand to mouth
58. Happy as a lark
59. Hard row to hoe
60. Head over heels
61. Heart of gold
62. High on the hog
63. Hungry as a bear
64. If truth be told
65. In the final analysis
66. In the long run
67. It goes without saying
68. It is the last straw
69. It stands to reason
70. Kettle of fish
71. Last but not least
72. Lean over backward
73. Leave in the lurch
74. Left-handed compliment
75. Let the cat out of the bag
76. Like a bolt out of the blue
77. Limp as a rag
78. Mad as a wet hen
79. Make hay when the sun shines
80. Make no bones
81. Meets the eye
82. Method in his/her madness
83. More easily said than done
84. Naked truth
85. Necessary evil
86. Never a dull moment
87. Nipped in the bud
88. Not to be sneezed at
89. On the ball
90. Open and shut
91. Opportunity knocks
92. Out of sight out of mind
93. Over a barrel
94. Pay the piper
95. Pretty as a picture
96. Pull his/her leg
97. Pull the wool over my eyes
98. Pure as the driven snow
99. Put a bug in your ear
100. Put on the dog
101. Put the best foot forward
102. Raining cats and dogs
103. Read someone the riot act
104. Red as a beet
105. Right down my/your alley
106. Ring true
107. Rub someone the wrong way
108. Sad but true
109. Save it for a rainy day
110. Self made man
111. Sell like hot cakes
112. Seventh heaven
113. Sick and tired
114. Sight to behold
115. Sing like a bird
116. Sow wild oats
117. Start the ball rolling
118. Steal thunder from someone
119. Stir up a hornet nest
120. Strong as an ox
121. Stubborn as a mule
122. Stuffed shirt
123. The bitter end
124. The jig/jog is up
125. Throw the book at
126. Tit for tat
127. Too funny for words
128. Turn over a new leaf
129. Waiting with baited breath
130. Wee small hours
131. Without further ado
132. Wolf in sheep's clothing
133. You can say that again
134. Your guess is as good as mine


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Grace Worland | 1115 comments Trite Sayings Scavenger Hunt
Duration: 01.22.2020 - Open Ended

Goal: Completed: All 134 Sayings
Done: 0/134

Levels:
Level 1: 25-49 Sayings
Level 2: 50-74 Sayings
Level 3: 75-99 Sayings
Level 4: 100-133 Sayings
Completed: All 134 Sayings

Sayings:
1. A blushing bride
2. A fool and his money
3. Absence makes the heart grow fonder
4. Add insult to injury
5. Age before beauty
6. All in all
7. All that glitters is not gold
8. All things being equal
9. All work and no play
10. As luck would have it
11. Barking up the wrong tree
12. Best laid plans
13. Better late than never
14. Better mind your p's and q's
15. Beyond the pale
16. Blood is thicker than water
17. Blow off steam
18. Born with a silver spoon
19. Breathe a sigh of relief
20. Bright and early
21. Bring home the bacon
22. Budding genius
23. Busy as a bee
24. Butterflies in (my) stomach
25. Caught red-handed
26. Chip off the old block
27. Clear as mud
28. Cool as a cucumber
29. Dead as a doornail
30. Dead give away
31. Deaf as a post
32. Die is cast
33. Draw the line
34. Drink and be merry
35. Drunk as a skunk
36. Ear to the ground
37. Eat my hat
38. Face the music
39. Feather in (his/her) cap
40. Few and far between
41. Fill the bill
42. Fine and dandy
43. First and foremost
44. Fish out of water
45. Flesh and blood
46. Fly off the handle
47. Fond farewell
48. Fresh as a daisy
49. Gentle as a lamb
50. Get the upper hand
51. Get up on the wrong side of the bed
52. Gild the lily
53. Grain of salt
54. Green as grass
55. Green with envy
56. Hale and hardy
57. Hand to mouth
58. Happy as a lark
59. Hard row to hoe
60. Head over heels
61. Heart of gold
62. High on the hog
63. Hungry as a bear
64. If truth be told
65. In the final analysis
66. In the long run
67. It goes without saying
68. It is the last straw
69. It stands to reason
70. Kettle of fish
71. Last but not least
72. Lean over backward
73. Leave in the lurch
74. Left-handed compliment
75. Let the cat out of the bag
76. Like a bolt out of the blue
77. Limp as a rag
78. Mad as a wet hen
79. Make hay when the sun shines
80. Make no bones
81. Meets the eye
82. Method in his/her madness
83. More easily said than done
84. Naked truth
85. Necessary evil
86. Never a dull moment
87. Nipped in the bud
88. Not to be sneezed at
89. On the ball
90. Open and shut
91. Opportunity knocks
92. Out of sight out of mind
93. Over a barrel
94. Pay the piper
95. Pretty as a picture
96. Pull his/her leg
97. Pull the wool over my eyes
98. Pure as the driven snow
99. Put a bug in your ear
100. Put on the dog
101. Put the best foot forward
102. Raining cats and dogs
103. Read someone the riot act
104. Red as a beet
105. Right down my/your alley
106. Ring true
107. Rub someone the wrong way
108. Sad but true
109. Save it for a rainy day
110. Self made man
111. Sell like hot cakes
112. Seventh heaven
113. Sick and tired
114. Sight to behold
115. Sing like a bird
116. Sow wild oats
117. Start the ball rolling
118. Steal thunder from someone
119. Stir up a hornet nest
120. Strong as an ox
121. Stubborn as a mule
122. Stuffed shirt
123. The bitter end
124. The jig/jog is up
125. Throw the book at
126. Tit for tat
127. Too funny for words
128. Turn over a new leaf
129. Waiting with baited breath
130. Wee small hours
131. Without further ado
132. Wolf in sheep's clothing
133. You can say that again
134. Your guess is as good as mine


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✨ Vittoria ✨ | 621 comments Trite Sayings Scavenger Hunt
Duration: Open Ended
Started: January 20, 2020


Levels: Completed: All 134 Sayings

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
6. "the room was all in all to me" - loc. 659
13. "at first, but it's better late than never." - loc. 269
60. "made it go head over heels before me" - loc. 32
69. "But it stands to reason, his time being" - loc. 414

A Treacherous Curse (Veronica Speedwell, #3) by Deanna Raybourn
10. "As luck would have it, the fellow died" - loc. 151
64. "but truth be told, I'd rather have" - loc. 459
131. "Without further ado, Henry put his leg" - loc. 477
133. "«You can say that again,» he replied" - loc. 193

Face Down in the Marrow-Bone Pie (Susanna, Lady Appleton, #1) by Kathy Lynn Emerson
45. "a flesh and blood person had crossed" - loc. 333
81. "more to this situation than met the eye" - loc. 109

Murder at Kensington Palace (A Wrexford & Sloane Mystery, #3) by Andrea Penrose
7. "Ah, but all that glitters is not gold." - loc. 252
15. "used to men thinking me beyond the pale" - loc. 378
32. "«The die is cast,» translated the earl." - loc. 396
67. "But it goes without saying that in return" - loc. 81
72. "who bent over backward to explain" - loc. 254
80. "who made no bones about challenging" - loc. 495
87. "observations had been nipped in the bud" - loc. 14
126. "Tit for tat, he told himself." - loc. 85
130. "in the wee hours of the morning" - loc. 416

Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter, #1) by Nalini Singh
19. "she didn't breathe a sigh of relief." - loc. 136
93. "you think you have me over a barrel?" - loc. 61

Venom (Elemental Assassin, #3) by Jennifer Estep
50. "of getting the upper hand, even without" - loc. 587
105. "Northern Aggression would be right up her alley" - loc. 102
123. "Hard core and kinky to the bitter end." - loc. 463

Spider's Revenge (Elemental Assassin, #5) by Jennifer Estep
117. "Up to me to get the ball rolling then." - loc. 91

By a Thread (Elemental Assassin #6) by Jennifer Estep
4. "to add insult to injury, you came to" - loc. 581
20. "out there bright and early this morning" - loc. 250
85. "but it was a necessary evil." - loc. 408

Widow’s Web (Elemental Assassin, #7) by Jennifer Estep
110. "you’re a self-made man, a guy with nothing" - loc. 142
124. and winced, like the jig was up." - loc. 100

Deadly Sting (Elemental Assassin, #8) by Jennifer Estep
3. "Perhaps absence really did make the heart grow fonder" - loc. 92
30. "«Isn’t all the blood a dead giveaway?»" - loc. 268
86. "There’s never a dull moment when you’re around." - loc. 40

Heart of Venom (Elemental Assassin, #9) by Jennifer Estep
33. "he drew the line at me actually killing" - loc. 549
42. "«I feel just fine and dandy now.»" - loc. 483
121. "«Mule-headed stubborn is another.»" - loc. 185

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
54. "emeralds green as grass, which he gave" - loc. 13%
57. "from hand to mouth, like an expectant dog" - loc. 66%
61. "he has a golden heart, as the saying is" - loc. 94%
68. "It would be the last straw, if we had to go" - loc. 1157
73. "your chance to leave us in the lurch." - loc. 49%
92. "out of sight and out of mind, in a very dark corner" - loc. 4%
128. "if you turn over a new leaf, and keep it turned" - loc. 69%

Wall-to-Wall Dead (A Do-It-Yourself Mystery, #6) by Jennie Bentley
90. "It seemed pretty open and closed to me" - loc. 387
102. "It had been raining cats and dogs outside" - loc. 605

Shot Through the Hearth (A Fixer-Upper Mystery, #7) by Kate Carlisle
17. "I just do it to blow off steam" - loc. 111
49. "as gentle as a lamb, unless he was" - loc. 59

The Beekeeper's Apprentice (Mary Russell, #1) by Laurie R. King
40. "found the cases few and far between." - loc. 68
43. "First and foremost a pragmatist" - loc. 98

An Act of Villainy (Amory Ames, #5) by Ashley Weaver
47. "I bid Mrs. Potter a fond farewell" - loc. 479

A Crafter Quilts a Crime (A Handcrafted Mystery #3) by Holly Quinn
11. "You’re barking up the wrong tree hauling Randy" - loc. 237
66. "And in the long run, hopefully it helps" - loc. 257

50% Off Murder (Good Buy Girls #1) by Josie Belle
107. "this man just rubbed her the wrong way." - loc. 85
125. "they ought to throw the book at her" - loc. 436

Vision in Silver (The Others, #3) by Anne Bishop
36. "I do keep my ear to the ground, Douglas." - loc. 638

Face Down Upon an Herbal (Susanna, Lady Appleton, #2) by Kathy Lynn Emerson
106. "Something about the theory did not ring true" - loc. 239

Face Down Among the Winchester Geese (Susanna, Lady Appleton, #3) by Kathy Lynn Emerson
44. "a fish out of water in a strange land." - loc. 337

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson, #4) by Darynda Jones
116. "Aunt Lil was still sowing her wild oats" - loc. 15
134. "«Your guess is as good as mine, which is why I only had one.»" - loc. 313

A Seamless Murder A Magical Dressmaking Mystery by Melissa Bourbon
25. "Cynthia caught her red-handed, rifling through" - loc. 74%
114. "Cassidy, you are a sight to behold." - loc. 312

A Darkness Absolute by Kelley Armstrong
118. "Hey, don't be stealing my thunder." - loc. 369

Watcher in the Woods (Casey Duncan, #4) by Kelley Armstrong
18. "Born with the proverbial silver spoon, and he spat" - loc. 441
38. "I didn't face the music three years ago" - loc. 268

Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden, #1) by Charlaine Harris
70. "was another kettle of fish entirely". - loc. 204
78. "Lynn Liggett, and she was mad as a wet hen". - loc. 316
97. "could pull the wool over the collective eye of Lawrenceton" - loc. 34
122. "substance below the stuffed-shirt exterior". - loc. 37

Ceremony in Death (In Death, #5) by J.D. Robb
56. "His father's still hale and hearty." - loc. 333

Death with a Dark Red Rose (A Writer's Apprentice Mystery #5) by Julia Buckley
89. "I need to get on the ball." - loc. 196

Loyalty in Death (In Death, #9) by J.D. Robb
41. "doesn't quite fit the bill. You get pictures?" - loc. 628
113. "I'm damn sick and I'm tired of having to justify" - loc. 607

Peril at End House (Hercule Poirot, #8) by Agatha Christie
26. "I was a chip off the old block and had inherited" - loc. 54

4 50 from Paddington (Miss Marple #8) by Agatha Christie
53. "with what I might term a grain of salt." - loc. 273

A Bone to Pick (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries) by Charlaine Harris
28. "as cool as a cucumber; she was not sweating" - loc. 207
55. "I saw green for envy, I saw red for rage" - loc. 14
104. "and then flushed as red as a beet." - loc. 15

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5) by J.K. Rowling
46. "don’t fly off the handle again, Harry" - loc. 581

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7) by J.K. Rowling
12. "wreckers of all but the best laid plans." - loc. 23

Three Bedrooms, One Corpse (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries) by Charlaine Harris
39. "be a feather in her cap (as if her cap needed" - loc. 19

The Body in the Attic (A Jazzi Zanders Mystery #1) by Judi Lynn
88. "Eye candy was nothing to sneeze at." - loc. 44
108. "Sad, but true. They weren’t her problems." - loc. 163

Dead in the Doorway (House-Flipper Mystery #2) by Diane Kelly
75. "to let the cat out of the bag in regards" - loc. 331

Three Widows and a Corpse (A Food Blogger Mystery Book 3) by Debra Sennefelder
74. "a backhanded compliment, Hope didn’t know" - loc. 20
103. "again read her the riot act about putting" - loc. 373

Queen of Hearts (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #8) by Rhys Bowen
24. "I had butterflies in my stomach as I told" - loc. 190
96. "She nudged me. “You’re pulling my leg.”" - loc. 466
101. "unless you put your best foot forward and act" - loc. 511

Malice at the Palace (Her Royal Spyness, #9) by Rhys Bowen
1. "want the blushing bride to hear about" - loc. 616

Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding (Her Royal Spyness #12) by Rhys Bowen
71. "And last but not least there was Fig" - loc. 146
111. "Going like hotcakes, property around here." - loc. 119

Purity in Death (In Death, #15) by J.D. Robb
48. "Fresh as a daisy yet, but eager." - loc. 375

Home For the Homicide (A Do-It-Yourself Mystery, #7) by Jennie Bentley
94. "they didn’t want to pay the piper?" – loc. 178

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
23. "as busy as a bee ever since dinner!" - loc. 406

Alone in the Wild (Rockton, #5) by Kelley Armstrong
8. "All other things being equal, yes, I suppose I would" – loc. 355

Arsenic in the Azaleas (Lovely Lethal Gardens, #1) by Dale Mayer
62. "she wasn’t living high on the hog now." – loc. 319

Bones in the Begonias (Lovely Lethal Gardens #2) by Dale Mayer
51. "I guess I got up on the wrong side of the bed too." – loc. 169

Death Comes To Kurland Hall (Kurland St. Mary Mystery, #3) by Catherine Lloyd
31. "Don’t worry about old Reg. He’s as deaf as a post." – loc. 18

Dracula by Bram Stoker
82. "There is a method in his madness, and the rudimentary" - loc. 23%

Buried in the Stacks (The Haunted Library Mysteries, #3) by Allison Brook
2. "and said a fool and his money are soon parted" - loc. 53%

One for the Books (Library Lover's Mystery, #11) by Jenn McKinlay
34. "Eat, drink and be merry! DJ, hit us" - loc. 14%

Corpse in the Carnations (Lovely Lethal Gardens #3) by Dale Mayer
109. "she’d been saving this chore for a rainy day." - loc. 20%

Murder at Archly Manor (High Society Lady Detective #1) by Sara Rosett
120. "You know he’s as strong as an ox." - loc. 38%

Conspiracy In Death (In Death, #8) by J.D. Robb
95. "He was pretty as a picture with his long golden hair" - loc. 17%

Alpine for You A Passport to Peril Mystery (Passport to Peril Mysteries) by Maddy Hunter
100. "she decided to put on the dog, so she opted" - loc. 13%

A Witness to Murder (A Lady Eleanor Swift Mystery #3) by Verity Bright
29. "this morning, he’s as dead as the proverbial doornail." - loc. 64%

The Corpse Who Knew Too Much (Food Blogger Mysteries, #4) by Debra Sennefelder
119. "You have a reputation of stirring up hornets’ nests" - loc. 34%

A Lady's Guide to Etiquette and Murder (A Countess of Harleigh Mystery #1) by Dianne Freeman
83. "This turned out to be more easily said than done" - loc. 87%

Death Comes to the Nursery (Kurland St. Mary Mystery #7) by Catherine Lloyd
58. "If she was happy as a lark again" - loc. 33%

Murder With a View (A House-Flipper Mystery Book 3) by Diane Kelly
52. "«it probably is.» I gilded the lily. «He knows»" - loc. 81%

Murder & The Heir (The Violet Carlyle Mysteries #1) by Beth Byers
132. "You here in sheep’s clothing, you—you—wolf!" - loc. 73%

Murder at the Dolphin Hotel (Miss Underhay Mysteries #1) by Helena Dixon
9. "All work and no play will make Kitty a dull girl." - loc. 64%
115. "is happily singing like a canary about" - loc. 96%

Through a Glass, Deadly (A Glassblowing Mystery, #1) by Sarah Atwell
27. "Clear as mud. Allison, you sure" - loc. 89%


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✨ Vittoria ✨ | 621 comments Trite Sayings Scavenger Hunt
Duration: Open Ended Started: January 20, 2020


Levels:
Level 1: 25-49 Sayings
Level 2: 50-74 Sayings
Level 3: 75-99 Sayings
Level 4: 100-133 Sayings
Completed: All 134 Sayings ←

Sayings: (view spoiler)


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KarenK2 (kaykaykay60) | 304 comments I'm done, I found 54.

Trite Sayings Scavenger Hunt
Duration: 1/24/20 to 12/31/20

Levels:
Level 1: 25-49 Sayings
Level 2: 50-74 Sayings
Level 3: 75-99 Sayings
Level 4: 100-133 Sayings
Completed: All 134 Sayings

Sayings:
✔1. A blushing bride
.. it feels so good to be the blushing bride .. Pretty Things loc 5258

✔2. A fool and his money
... He gave me a comforting smile that said the fool and his money would all too soon be parted... 11/22/63 pg 740

3. Absence makes the heart grow fonder

✔4. Add insult to injury
.. his consolation prize added insult to injusry .. Someone to Watch Over loc 1654

✔5. Age before beauty
.. but, age before beauty, Frankenstein .. Every Now and Then loc 412

✔6. All in all
But all in all, I've been lucky .. The Spoon Stealer loc 4749

7. All that glitters is not gold
.. All that glitters isn't gold. But if it doesn't glitter, it's got no shot .. Prodigal Son loc 2796

8. All things being equal

9. All work and no play

✔10. As luck would have it
?. As luck would have it, .. The Spoon Stealer loc 484

11. Barking up the wrong tree

✔12. Best laid plans
.. but best laid plans and all that .. Every Now and Then loc 1943

13. Better late than never

✔14. Better mind your p's and q's
... Better mind your p’s and q’s, Amberson. That one’s a keeper... 11/22/63 pg 817

15. Beyond the pale

✔16. Blood is thicker than water
"Blood's thicker than water." The Night Birds pg 19

17. Blow off steam

✔18. Born with a silver spoon
.. seems to me you got a silver spoon up your ass .. The Astonishing Life of August March loc 235

✔19. Breathe a sigh of relief
.. Lennie breathed a sigh of relief .. Someone to Watch Over loc 1212

✔20. Bright and early
.. she showed up bright and early .. Every Now and Then loc 1243
21. Bring home the bacon
22. Budding genius

✔23. Busy as a bee
.. busier than a bunch of psycho bees .. pg 296
Monkeewrench

24. Butterflies in (my) stomach
25. Caught red-handed

✔26. Chip off the old block
.. treating her like a chip off the old block .. In Pieces pg 226

27. Clear as mud

✔28. Cool as a cucumber
.." deep into the cool-as-a-cucumber routine that fooled absolute no one" .. Monkeewrench pg 141

✔29. Dead as a doornail
.. his aspirations for room six dead as a doornail .. Someone to Watch Over loc 1947

✔30. Dead give away
.. that would be a dead giveaway .. Someone to Watch Over loc 2389

31. Deaf as a post

✔32. Die is cast
.. in just those few moments, the die, as Julius Caesar remarked, was cast .. The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag pg 284

✔33. Draw the line
.. but I draw the line at long toenails .. The Spoon Stealer loc 1901

34. Drink and be merry
35. Drunk as a skunk
36. Ear to the ground
37. Eat my hat
38. Face the music
39. Feather in (his/her) cap

✔40. Few and far between
.. passing cars would be few and far between on this remote highway .. Snow Bound pg 7

41. Fill the bill
42. Fine and dandy

✔43. First and foremost
.. concerned with finding his family, first and foremost .. Snow Bound pg 84

✔44. Fish out of water
..he looked as startled as a fish thrown out of water .. The Streel loc 620

✔45. Flesh and blood
.. the fate of her own flesh and blood .. Someone to Watch Over loc 4838

46. Fly off the handle
47. Fond farewell
48. Fresh as a daisy
49. Gentle as a lamb

✔50. Get the upper hand
.. she had to regain the upper hand .. Someone to Watch Over loc 4455

51. Get up on the wrong side of the bed
52. Gild the lily

✔53. Grain of salt
.. so I'm taking all of this with a grain of salt .. Cactus Jack: A Novel loc 363

✔54. Green as grass
.. Kyle can charm the green off fresh cut grass .. Someone to Watch Over loc 4836

✔55. Green with envy
.. It's the stench of the green-eyed monster comin' off Mulrooney .. Every Now and Then loc 444

56. Hale and hardy
57. Hand to mouth

✔58. Happy as a lark
.. Louise was as happy as a lark .. The Spoon Stealer loc 3700

✔59. Hard row to hoe
.. Jerimiah left me with a hard row to hoe .. Two Thousand Grueling Miles pg 113

✔60. Head over heels
.. tumbling down the stairs, head over heels .. loc 2228 Snow

✔61. Heart of gold
.. Alice had a heart of gold .. loc 4271
Dovetail: A Novel of Love Everlasting

62. High on the hog

✔63. Hungry as a bear
.. I was starved, hungry enough to eat a .. well, to eat a slice of Mrs Mullet's icky custard pie .. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie pg 152

✔64. If truth be told
.. truth be known, I have enough to get to Oregon .. Two Thousand Grueling Miles pg 25

65. In the final analysis
66. In the long run

✔67. It goes without saying
.. it goes without saying that my mother's generation .. In Pieces pg 243

68. It is the last straw
69. It stands to reason

✔70. Kettle of fish
.. Now here was a pretty kettle of flounders .. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie pg 151

71. Last but not least
72. Lean over backward
73. Leave in the lurch
74. Left-handed compliment


✔75. Let the cat out of the bag
.. John didn't mean to let the cat out of the bag by telling Alice .. loc 3642
Dovetail: A Novel of Love Everlasting

✔76. Like a bolt out of the blue
.. Flora announced out of the blue .. The Spoon Stealer loc 1414

77. Limp as a rag
78. Mad as a wet hen
79. Make hay when the sun shines
80. Make no bones
81. Meets the eye
82. Method in his/her madness
83. More easily said than done


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84. Naked truth
85. Necessary evil
86. Never a dull moment
87. Nipped in the bud
88. Not to be sneezed at

✔89. On the ball
.. had to have a lot on the ball .. Every Now and Then loc 486

90. Open and shut
91. Opportunity knocks

✔92. Out of sight out of mind
.. I tucked the whole experience out of sight, hidden it in the back of my mind .. In Pieces pg 398

93. Over a barrel
94. Pay the piper

✔95. Pretty as a picture
.. sweet thing and as pretty as a picture .. The Spoon Stealer loc 389

96. Pull his/her leg

✔97. Pull the wool over my eyes
You can attempt to pull the wool over my eyes, but I shall only continue on my own .. The Body in the Garden loc 1522

98. Pure as the driven snow

✔99. Put a bug in your ear
.. I can put a bug in someone's ear .. The Spoon Stealer loc 3055

100. Put on the dog
101. Put the best foot forward
102. Raining cats and dogs
103. Read someone the riot act
104. Red as a beet

✔105. Right down my/your alley
.. would be more up her alley .. Every Now and Then loc 67

✔106. Ring true
.. Lennie's story would ring true .. Someone to Watch Over loc 4944

107. Rub someone the wrong way
108. Sad but true

✔109. Save it for a rainy day
Pg 105 .. "And thank heavens I've gotsomething put by for a raint day." The American Agent

110. Self made man
111. Sell like hot cakes
112. Seventh heaven
113. Sick and tired
114. Sight to behold

✔115. Sing like a bird
.. that we have a songbird in our midst .. loc 3616
Dovetail: A Novel of Love Everlasting

116. Sow wild oats
117. Start the ball rolling
118. Steal thunder from someone
119. Stir up a hornet nest
120. Strong as an ox

✔121. Stubborn as a mule
.. she's as stubborn as a mule .. The Spoon Stealer loc 4999

✔122. Stuffed shirt
.. no more stuffed shirt and pain-in-the-ass rat .. The Spoon Stealer loc 4233

✔123. The bitter end
.. be here until the bitter end .. The Spoon Stealer loc 875

124. The jig/jog is up
125. Throw the book at

✔126. Tit for tat
.. now I'm here to give him my tit for his tat .. pg 322
Monkeewrench

127. Too funny for words
128. Turn over a new leaf
129. Waiting with baited breath

✔130. Wee small hours
.. in the wee hours he was called over .. Every Now and Then loc 1791

✔131. Without further ado
.. so, without further ado .. Every Now and Then loc 727

132. Wolf in sheep's clothing

✔133. You can say that again
.. say that one more time .. Snow Bound pg 22

134. Your guess is as good as mine


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Monkeewrench (Monkeewrench, #1) by P.J. Tracy 1/27/20 4☆ Dovetail by Karen McQuestion 1/25/20 2.75☆ In Pieces by Sally Field 1/31/20 4☆
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1) by Alan Bradley 2/7/20 3☆ The Body in the Garden (Lily Adler Mystery #1) by Katharine Schellman 2/18/20 2.75☆ The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag (Flavia de Luce, #2) by Alan Bradley 2/21/20 3☆
Pretty Things by Janelle Brown 3/9/20 4.25☆ The Astonishing Life of August March by Aaron Jackson 3/13/20 4☆ The American Agent (Maisie Dobbs, #15) by Jacqueline Winspear 3/16/20 3☆
The Streel by Mary Logue 4/4/20 3☆ Cactus Jack A Novel by Brad Smith 4/13/20 3☆ The Night Birds by Thomas Maltman 5/1/20 2☆
Someone to Watch Over by William Schreiber 5/16/20 2☆ Two Thousand Grueling Miles by L.J. Martin 6/23/20 3☆ The Spoon Stealer by Lesley Crewe 8/31/20 3.25☆
Snow (St. John Strafford, #1) by John Banville 9/3/20 3.25☆ Every Now and Then by Lesley Kagen 9/5/20 4☆ 11/22/63 by Stephen King 10/21/20 4☆ Snow Bound by Blake Crouch 10/29/20 2☆ Prodigal Son (Orphan X, #6) by Gregg Andrew Hurwitz 11/18/20 2.5☆


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Trite Sayings Scavenger Hunt


Just to be clear, we're supposed to find the entire saying in the text, right?


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SANDYE (sandye_c) | 1196 comments Trite Sayings Scavenger Hunt
Duration: Open Ended from your start date
Date Started: February 1, 2020
Date Completed: October 26, 2020

Levels:
Level 2: 50-74 Sayings - 60

Sayings:
1. A blushing bride - Hanchart Land by Becky Barker - 10/26/20 - LOC 1924 She knew she must look like a blushing bride
2. A fool and his money - March Street Murder (March Street 1) by Estelle Richards - 6/20/20 - Pg 47 "A fool and his money are soon parted,"
3. Absence makes the heart grow fonder - It's Not Christmas Without You (Holloway 1) by HelenKay Dimon - 6/14/2020 - LOC 50 That whole absence-makes-the-heart-grow-fonder thing?
4. Add insult to injury - Hanchart Land by Becky Barker - 10/26/20 - LOC 1564 That would add insult to injury
6. All in all - Three Little Words (Walker Family 0.5) by Melissa Tagg - 3/5/20 - LOC 388 But all in all, it's going smoother than I expected
8. All things being equal - The Guitarist by Ian Thomas Healy - 5/12/20 - LOC 1450 all things being equal, Ginger with Molly was a much better band
9. All work and no play - Night Shift: My Adventures As A Convenience Store Clerk by Donald C. Williams - LOC 1108 - It wasn't all work and no play
10. As luck would have it - Grave in the Garage (Reverend Annabelle Dixon 3) by Alison Golden - 4/27/20 - Pg. 184 As luck would have it, Annabelle's crush, Inspector Mike Nicholls
11. Barking up the wrong tree - Narcissist in the Daffodils (Greene Fields 1) by Kristy E. Carter - 2/10/20 - LOC 158 - "You are barking up the wrong tree, here Leo"
12. Best laid plans - Apple Die (Apple Orchard 1) by Chelsea Thomas - 7/11/20 - Pg. 33 But as they say...the best laid plans often turn up dead in the creek
14. Better mind your p's and q's - Costa del Churros by Isabella May - 9/5/20 - LOC 2880 imploring her to be mindful of her P's and Q's
17. Blow off steam - The Post-it Note Affair: A Romance Novelette of Love Lost and Found by Justine Avery - 8/28/20 - Pg. 32 ...which just made me need to blow off more steam
18. Born with a silver spoon - Escape to Osprey Cove (Osprey Cove Lodge 1) by Luisa Marietta Gold - 6/24/20 - Pg 64 of being the girl born with a silver spoon in her mouth.
19. Breathe a sigh of relief - Narcissist in the Daffodils (Greene Fields 1) by Kristy E. Carter - 2/10/20 - LOC 567 - took a deep breath and sighed in relief
20. Bright and early - BBQ, Bikers[author:Kelly Running, and Murder|32830112] (Hawg Heaven 1) by Summer Prescott - 2/24/20 - Pg 89 I'll have my guys out bright and early tomorrow
24. Butterflies in (my) stomach - Celtic Ties (Lizzy O'Malley 2) by Kelly Running - 3/19/20 - Pg. 4 - I had butterflies in my stomach
25. Caught red-handed - Two Down, Bun to Go (Oxford Tearoom 3) by H.Y. Hanna - 3/31/20 - Pg. 117 - and then being "caught red-handed"
28. Cool as a cucumber - Seashells, Spells & Caramels (Spells and Caramels 1) by Erin Johnson - 4/4/20 - Pg 38 - I'm cool as a cucumber
29. Dead as a doornail - Apple Pie and Trouble (Sandy Bay 1) by Amber Crewes - 8/5/20 - Pg. 27 "I found him, dead as a doornail, "
30. Dead give away - BBQ, Bikers, and Murder (Hawg Heaven 1) by Summer Prescott - 2/24/20 - Pg. 58 Rossalyn's eyes were a dead giveaway
33. Draw the line - Gone With The Ghost (Murder By Design 1) by Erin McCarthy - 5/7/20 - Pg. 12 I have to draw the line somewhere
35. Drunk as a skunk- Murder Comes South by Lila Beckham - 9/11/20 - Pg 110 "Even if he had been drunk as a skunk, ..."
38. Face the music - The Trouble with Playing Cupid (Cupid 1) by Tamara Philip - 6/11/2020 - LOC 216 Oh well. Time to face the music.
39. Feather in (his/her) cap - Old Bones (Hetty Fox 3) by Anna Drake - 7/13/20 - LOC 778 "That's quite a feather in your cap"
44. Fish out of water - Seashells, Spells & Caramels (Spells and Caramels 1) by Erin Johnson - 4/4/20 - Pg. 78 - My mouth opening and closing like A fish out of water
45. Flesh and blood - 3 a.m. (Henry Bins 1) by Nick Pirog - 4/19/20 - Pg. 99 and low and behold it's my own flesh and blood
46. Fly off the handle - Cookies with a Side of Murder (Daley Buzz 5) by Meredith Potts - 7/9/20 - LOC 915 Just as George was getting closer to flying off the handle, David made a conscious effort to keep as even of a keel as possible
48. Fresh as a daisy - Costa del Churros by Isabella May - 9/5/20 - LOC 2157 Georgina needed to be fresh as a daisy
49. Gentle as a lamb - The Long Winter (Little House 6) by Laura Ingalls Wilder - 6/8/2020 - Pg. 156 "David followed me as gentle as a lamb, stepping carefully
50. Get the upper hand - The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro - 5/15/2020 - Pg. 263 But you have the upper hand
52. Gild the lily - March Street Murder (March Street 1) by Estelle Richards - 6/20/20 - Pg 57 I urge him toward the space between the back doors of the Gilded Lily and the March Street Cafe
53. Grain of salt - Murder Comes South by Lila Beckham - 9/11/20 - Pg 182 I had always taken stuff like that with a grain of salt
56. Hale and hardy - Two Down, Bun to Go (Oxford Tearoom 3) by H.Y. Hanna - 3/31/20 - Pg. 439 - Despite his hale and hearty appearance
60. Head over heels - Gone With The Ghost (Murder By Design 1) by Erin McCarthy - 5/7/20 - Pg. 47 I was head over heels for him
61. Heart of gold - The Long Winter (Little House 6) by Laura Ingalls Wilder - 6/8/2020 - Pg 113 "He has a heart of gold," said Ma
64. If truth be told - Death Takes A Break: A Taylor Texas Mystery (Taylor Texas 1) by Vikki Walton - 6/30/20 - LOC 252 Truth be told, she'd never been little either
66. In the long run - Brides and Blades (Bakers and Bulldogs 2) by Rosie Sams - 7/4/20 - LOC 1056 will only make the situation worse in the long run,
67. It goes without saying - Escape to Osprey Cove (Osprey Cove Lodge 1) by Luisa Marietta Gold - 6/24/20 - Pg 226 "I know it goes without saying, but if you need any help
68. It is the last straw - Seashells, Spells & Caramels (Spells and Caramels 1) by Erin Johnson - 4/4/20 - Pg. 5 - that was the final straw.
69. It stands to reason - Narcissist in the Daffodils (Greene Fields 1) by Kristy E. Carter - 2/10/20 - LOC 735 - It stands to reason, though,
71. Last but not least - Seashells, Spells & Caramels (Spells and Caramels 1) by Erin Johnson - 4/4/20 - Pg. 102 - "last but not least," Amelia continued,
72. Lean over backward - Love Like Fire (Hearts in Hendricks 2) by D.E. Malone - 5/11/20 - Pg. 206 he remembered how he'd bent over backwards for her
73. Leave in the lurch - The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro - 5/15/2020 - Pg. 257 She was the one leaving him in the lurch
74. Left-handed compliment - Gone With The Ghost (Murder By Design 1) by Erin McCarthy - 5/7/20 - Pg. 99 She was also master of the backhanded compliment
75. Let the cat out of the bag - Costa del Churros by Isabella May - 9/5/20 - LOC 3769 he'd simply have kittens if she let this proverbial cat out of the bag
76. Like a bolt out of the blue - Costa del Churros by Isabella May - 9/5/20 - LOC 880 presumably because of the bolt out of the blue
79. Make hay when the sun shines - The Long Winter (Little House 6) by Laura Ingalls Wilder - 6/8/2020 - Pg 13 We better make hay while the sun shines
81. Meets the eye - The Guitarist by Ian Thomas Healy - 5/12/20 - LOC there was far more to the schoool dealer than met the eye
87. Nipped in the bud - Costa del Churros by Isabella May - 9/5/20 - LOC 1611 Julia needed to nip this 'brainwave' in the bud quickly.
88. Not to be sneezed at - The Long Winter (Little House 6) by Laura Ingalls Wilder - 6/8/2020 - Pg 196 "Potatoes and salt aren't to be sneezed at either"
89. On the ball - Murder on Vancouver Island: Hatred, prejudice, or a heinous crime without motive? (DI William Gibson 1) by Kathy Garthwaite - 7/26/20 - Pg 196 The waitress was on the ball


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92. Out of sight out of mind The Trouble with Playing Cupid (Cupid 1) by Tamara Philip - 6/11/2020 - LOC 1244 out of sight and out of mind was his unofficial stance on relationships
94. Pay the piper - Beachcomber Love (Beachcomber Investigations 7.7) by Stephanie Queen - 6/15/2020 - LOC 58 and it's time to pay the piper
96. Pull his/her leg - Chocolate Most Deadly (Sky High Pies 2) by Mary Maxwell - 7/14/20 - Pg. 54 I'm just pulling your leg!
97. Pull the wool over my eyes - Chocolate Most Deadly (Sky High Pies 2) by Mary Maxwell - 7/14/20 - Pg. Or is this one of the times you're pulling the wool over my eyes?
102. Raining cats and dogs - The Book Boyfriend by Karli Perrin - 5/2/20 - LOC 426 Oh look, it's raining cats and dogs
104. Red as a beet - The Trouble with Playing Cupid (Cupid 1) by Tamara Philip - 6/11/2020 - LOC 862 She turned beet red and flopped face down on the couch.
106. Ring true - Cold Cut Murder (Darling Deli 3) by Patti Benning - 8/28/20 - Pg. 107 but the words didn't ring quite true
113. Sick and tired - Escape to Osprey Cove (Osprey Cove Lodge 1) by Luisa Marietta Gold - 6/24/20 - Pg 119 That is another thing I am sick and tired of
116. Sow wild oats - Table for One by Leah Atwood - 7/15/20 - LOC 871 "I never sowed my wild oats, so to speak."
119. Stir up a hornet nest - Old Bones (Hetty Fox 3) by Anna Drake - 7/13/20 - LOC 256 Other than stirring up this hornets' nest, she seems like she'll make a pretty decent member
120. Strong as an ox - Grave in the Garage (Reverend Annabelle Dixon 3) by Alison Golden - 4/27/19 - Pg. 45 strong as an ox, though you wouldn't know it
125. Throw the book at - Brides and Blades (Bakers and Bulldogs 2) by Rosie Sams - 7/4/20 - LOC 1222 I'm thinking they're going to be might peeved and throw the book at me
126. Tit for tat - Celtic Ties (Lizzy O'Malley 2) by Kelly Running - 3/19/20 - Pg 111 Disrespect is tit for tat
128. Turn over a new leaf - Chocolate Most Deadly (Sky High Pies 2) by Mary Maxwell - 7/14/20 - Pg. 183 For somebody who's supposedly sober and turning over a new leaf, Heidi's still playing the same old games
129. Waiting with baited breath - Seashells, Spells & Caramels (Spells and Caramels 1) by Erin Johnson - 4/4/20 - Pg. 238 -I waited with bated breath as the judges made their way
130. Wee small hours - Murder on Vancouver Island: Hatred, prejudice, or a heinous crime without motive? (DI William Gibson 1) by Kathy Garthwaite - 7/26/20 - Pg. 100 Unbeknownst to Gibson during the wee hours of the morning, two patrolmen were dispatched
132. Wolf in sheep's clothing - Costa del Churros by Isabella May - 9/5/20 - LOC 2297 How very wolf in sheep's clothing of this ferry
133. You can say that again - Costa del Churros by Isabella May - 9/5/20 - LOC 3475 "You can say that again," said Belinda
134. Your guess is as good as mine - Death Visits the Hair Salon (Mysteries of Marion 1) by Amy Andersen - 3/3/20 - LOC 161 "Your guess is as good as mine." They left and got back in Ruth's car.


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Mycal Stewart (mycals) | 180 comments Trite Sayings Scavenger Hunt
Duration: Open Ended from your start date
Date Started: February 1, 2020
Date Completed:

*There is no limit to how many sayings you can get per book.
*For each word please post a link to the book, the author, the date you finished it, plus the page number/location and a partial sentence where you found the word.
*Must be close to the exact words!

Levels:
Level 1: 25-49 Sayings
Level 2: 50-74 Sayings
Level 3: 75-99 Sayings
Level 4: 100-133 Sayings
Completed: All 134 Sayings

Sayings:
1. A blushing bride
2. A fool and his money
3. Absence makes the heart grow fonder
4. Add insult to injury
5. Age before beauty
6. All in all
7. All that glitters is not gold
8. All things being equal
9. All work and no play
10. As luck would have it
11. Barking up the wrong tree
12. Best laid plans
13. Better late than never
14. Better mind your p's and q's
15. Beyond the pale
16. Blood is thicker than water
17. Blow off steam
18. Born with a silver spoon
19. Breathe a sigh of relief
20. Bright and early
21. Bring home the bacon
22. Budding genius
23. Busy as a bee
24. Butterflies in (my) stomach
25. Caught red-handed
26. Chip off the old block
27. Clear as mud
28. Cool as a cucumber
29. Dead as a doornail
30. Dead give away
31. Deaf as a post
32. Die is cast
33. Draw the line
34. Drink and be merry
35. Drunk as a skunk
36. Ear to the ground
37. Eat my hat
38. Face the music
39. Feather in (his/her) cap
40. Few and far between
41. Fill the bill
42. Fine and dandy
43. First and foremost
44. Fish out of water
45. Flesh and blood
46. Fly off the handle
47. Fond farewell
48. Fresh as a daisy
49. Gentle as a lamb
50. Get the upper hand
51. Get up on the wrong side of the bed
52. Gild the lily
53. Grain of salt
54. Green as grass
55. Green with envy
56. Hale and hardy
57. Hand to mouth
58. Happy as a lark
59. Hard row to hoe
60. Head over heels
61. Heart of gold
62. High on the hog
63. Hungry as a bear
64. If truth be told
65. In the final analysis
66. In the long run
67. It goes without saying
68. It is the last straw
69. It stands to reason
70. Kettle of fish
71. Last but not least
72. Lean over backward
73. Leave in the lurch
74. Left-handed compliment
75. Let the cat out of the bag
76. Like a bolt out of the blue
77. Limp as a rag
78. Mad as a wet hen
79. Make hay when the sun shines
80. Make no bones
81. Meets the eye
82. Method in his/her madness
83. More easily said than done
84. Naked truth
85. Necessary evil
86. Never a dull moment
87. Nipped in the bud
88. Not to be sneezed at
89. On the ball
90. Open and shut
91. Opportunity knocks
92. Out of sight out of mind
93. Over a barrel
94. Pay the piper
95. Pretty as a picture
96. Pull his/her leg
97. Pull the wool over my eyes
98. Pure as the driven snow
99. Put a bug in your ear
100. Put on the dog
101. Put the best foot forward
102. Raining cats and dogs
103. Read someone the riot act
104. Red as a beet
105. Right down my/your alley
106. Ring true
107. Rub someone the wrong way
108. Sad but true
109. Save it for a rainy day
110. Self made man
111. Sell like hot cakes
112. Seventh heaven
113. Sick and tired
114. Sight to behold
115. Sing like a bird
116. Sow wild oats
117. Start the ball rolling
118. Steal thunder from someone
119. Stir up a hornet nest
120. Strong as an ox
121. Stubborn as a mule
122. Stuffed shirt
123. The bitter end
124. The jig/jog is up
125. Throw the book at
126. Tit for tat
127. Too funny for words
128. Turn over a new leaf
129. Waiting with baited breath
130. Wee small hours
131. Without further ado
132. Wolf in sheep's clothing
133. You can say that again
134. Your guess is as good as mine


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SANDYE wrote: "JoAnne wrote: "

Trite Sayings Scavenger Hunt

Just to be clear, we're supposed to find the entire saying in the text, right?"


YES or something very close.


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Welcome SANDYE and Mycal!


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JennyR (mortimerknits) | 624 comments Trite Sayings Scavenger Hunt
Duration: Open-Ended from your start date
*There is no limit to how many sayings you can get per book.

Levels:
Level 2: 50-74 Sayings
Level 3: 75-99 Sayings

0/50-74 or 75-99

1. A blushing bride
2. A fool and his money
3. Absence makes the heart grow fonder
4. Add insult to injury
5. Age before beauty
6. All in all
7. All that glitters is not gold
8. All things being equal
9. All work and no play
10. As luck would have it
11. Barking up the wrong tree
12. Best laid plans
13. Better late than never
14. Better mind your p's and q's
15. Beyond the pale
16. Blood is thicker than water
17. Blow off steam
18. Born with a silver spoon
19. Breathe a sigh of relief
20. Bright and early
21. Bring home the bacon
22. Budding genius
23. Busy as a bee
24. Butterflies in (my) stomach
25. Caught red-handed
26. Chip off the old block
27. Clear as mud
28. Cool as a cucumber
29. Dead as a doornail
30. Dead give away
31. Deaf as a post
32. Die is cast
33. Draw the line
34. Drink and be merry
35. Drunk as a skunk
36. Ear to the ground
37. Eat my hat
38. Face the music
39. Feather in (his/her) cap
40. Few and far between
41. Fill the bill
42. Fine and dandy
43. First and foremost
44. Fish out of water
45. Flesh and blood
46. Fly off the handle
47. Fond farewell
48. Fresh as a daisy
49. Gentle as a lamb
50. Get the upper hand
51. Get up on the wrong side of the bed
52. Gild the lily
53. Grain of salt
54. Green as grass
55. Green with envy
56. Hale and hardy
57. Hand to mouth
58. Happy as a lark
59. Hard row to hoe
60. Head over heels
61. Heart of gold
62. High on the hog
63. Hungry as a bear
64. If truth be told
65. In the final analysis
66. In the long run
67. It goes without saying
68. It is the last straw
69. It stands to reason
70. Kettle of fish
71. Last but not least
72. Lean over backward
73. Leave in the lurch
74. Left-handed compliment
75. Let the cat out of the bag
76. Like a bolt out of the blue
77. Limp as a rag
78. Mad as a wet hen
79. Make hay when the sun shines
80. Make no bones
81. Meets the eye
82. Method in his/her madness
83. More easily said than done
84. Naked truth
85. Necessary evil
86. Never a dull moment
87. Nipped in the bud
88. Not to be sneezed at
89. On the ball
90. Open and shut
91. Opportunity knocks
92. Out of sight out of mind
93. Over a barrel
94. Pay the piper
95. Pretty as a picture
96. Pull his/her leg
97. Pull the wool over my eyes
98. Pure as the driven snow
99. Put a bug in your ear
100. Put on the dog
101. Put the best foot forward
102. Raining cats and dogs
103. Read someone the riot act
104. Red as a beet
105. Right down my/your alley
106. Ring true
107. Rub someone the wrong way
108. Sad but true
109. Save it for a rainy day
110. Self made man
111. Sell like hot cakes
112. Seventh heaven
113. Sick and tired
114. Sight to behold
115. Sing like a bird
116. Sow wild oats
117. Start the ball rolling
118. Steal thunder from someone
119. Stir up a hornet nest
120. Strong as an ox
121. Stubborn as a mule
122. Stuffed shirt
123. The bitter end
124. The jig/jog is up
125. Throw the book at
126. Tit for tat
127. Too funny for words
128. Turn over a new leaf
129. Waiting with baited breath
130. Wee small hours
131. Without further ado
132. Wolf in sheep's clothing
133. You can say that again
134. Your guess is as good as mine


message 40: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 40916 comments Mod
Welcome Jenny!


message 41: by Shash (new)

Shash | 1703 comments Would you accept any of these JoAnne?

High off the hog for High on the hog

Bend over backwards for Lean over backwards

Wee hours for Wee small hours


message 42: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 40916 comments Mod
Shash wrote: "Would you accept any of these JoAnne?

High off the hog for High on the hog

Bend over backwards for Lean over backwards

Wee hours for Wee small hours"


Sure. :)


message 43: by Shash (new)

Shash | 1703 comments JoAnne wrote: "Shash wrote: "Would you accept any of these JoAnne?

High off the hog for High on the hog

Bend over backwards for Lean over backwards

Wee hours for Wee small hours"

Sure. :)"


Thanks!


message 44: by Helen (last edited Mar 09, 2020 08:17AM) (new)

Helen | 1008 comments Helen A.

I am withdrawing from this one because I am not coming across any of these sayings!


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JoAnne | 40916 comments Mod
Welcome Helen!!


message 46: by Daniel (last edited Jun 18, 2020 03:46PM) (new)

Daniel Hanson-Brown (dozerpup711) | 2451 comments Trite Sayings Scavenger Hunt
Duration: Open Ended from your start date

Levels:
Level 1: 25-49 Sayings
Level 2: 50-74 Sayings
Level 3: 75-99 Sayings
Level 4: 100-133 Sayings
Completed: All 134 Sayings

Sayings:
1. A blushing bride
2. A fool and his money
3. Absence makes the heart grow fonder - p. 64 Absence makes the heart grow fonder.”
Independence Hall by Roland Smith 5/6/20
4. Add insult to injury
5. Age before beauty
6. All in all
7. All that glitters is not gold - p. 225 All that glitters is not gold...”
The Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore 5/21/20
8. All things being equal
9. All work and no play - p. 193 All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”
Thereby Hangs a Tail by Spencer Quinn 4/29/20
10. As luck would have it
11. Barking up the wrong tree - p. 174 Barking up the Wrong Tree.”
The Overstory by Richard Powers 5/28/20
12. Best laid plans - p. 337 “...regardless of his best-laid plans.”
Déjà Dead by Kathy Reichs 5/14/20
13. Better late than never - p. 64 Better late than never.”
Reliquary by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child 4/24/20
14. Better mind your p's and q's
15. Beyond the pale - p. 69 “I like being beyond the pale.”
The Gilded Scarab by Anna Butler 4/14/20
16. Blood is thicker than water
17. Blow off steam
18. Born with a silver spoon
19. Breathe a sigh of relief - p. 215 “Her handler breathes a sigh of relief.”
The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher 5/2/20
20. Bright and early - p. 301 “...pick up ;my phone bright and early...”
Independence Hall by Roland Smith 5/6/20
21. Bring home the bacon - p. 376 “...bring home the boar bacon...”
The Overstory by Richard Powers 5/28/20
22. Budding genius
23. Busy as a bee
24. Butterflies in (my) stomach
25. Caught red-handed
26. Chip off the old block
27. Clear as mud
28. Cool as a cucumber
29. Dead as a doornail
30. Dead give away
31. Deaf as a post
32. Die is cast
33. Draw the line - p. 92 “...they all draw that line on something.”
Déjà Dead by Kathy Reichs 5/14/20
34. Drink and be merry
35. Drunk as a skunk
36. Ear to the ground
37. Eat my hat
38. Face the music
39. Feather in (his/her) cap - p. 69 “...a bold feather in his cap...”
The Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore 5/21/20
40. Few and far between
41. Fill the bill
42. Fine and dandy
43. First and foremost
44. Fish out of water
45. Flesh and blood - loc. 134 “Flesh and blood and steel...”
The Last Hero by Ben S. Dobson 5/7/20


message 47: by Daniel (last edited May 22, 2020 11:42AM) (new)

Daniel Hanson-Brown (dozerpup711) | 2451 comments

46. Fly off the handle
47. Fond farewell
48. Fresh as a daisy
49. Gentle as a lamb
50. Get the upper hand - p. 331 “seemed to be gaining the upper hand...”
Reliquary by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child 4/24/20
51. Get up on the wrong side of the bed
52. Gild the lily p. 22 “...would be gilding the lily...”
The Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore 5/21/20
53. Grain of salt
54. Green as grass
55. Green with envy - p. 272 “...known to be green with envy...”
The Gilded Scarab by Anna Butler 4/14/20
56. Hale and hardy
57. Hand to mouth - p. 331 “...weakened by hand-to-mouth lives...”
Reliquary by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child 4/24/20
58. Happy as a lark
59. Hard row to hoe
60. Head over heels - p. 404 “...tumbling head over heels in the murky gloom.”
Reliquary by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child 4/24/20
61. Heart of gold
62. High on the hog
63. Hungry as a bear
64. If truth be told - p. 170 “He has few enough of them, if truth be told.”
The Gilded Scarab by Anna Butler 4/14/20
65. In the final analysis - p. 43 “But in the final analysis I’ve learned...”
The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher 5/2/20
66. In the long run
67. It goes without saying - p. 241 “...goes without saying...”
Thereby Hangs a Tail by Spencer Quinn 4/29/20
68. It is the last straw - p. 189 That was the last straw.”
Reliquary by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child 4/24/20
69. It stands to reason
70. Kettle of fish
71. Last but not least
72. Lean over backward
73. Leave in the lurch - p. 87 “...make Harrison leave me in the lurch...”
The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher 5/2/20
74. Left-handed compliment
75. Let the cat out of the bag
76. Like a bolt out of the blue
77. Limp as a rag
78. Mad as a wet hen
79. Make hay when the sun shines
80. Make no bones
81. Meets the eye
82. Method in his/her madness
83. More easily said than done - p. 169 Easier said than done.”
Reliquary by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child 4/24/20
84. Naked truth
85. Necessary evil - p. 83 “A necessary evil, if I am able...”
The Dragon Machine by Ben S. Dobson 5/7/20
86. Never a dull moment
87. Nipped in the bud
88. Not to be sneezed at
89. On the ball - p. 169 “...always spin on the ball.”
Thereby Hangs a Tail by Spencer Quinn 4/29/20
90. Open and shut - p. 498 “...click a lighter open and shut...”
Déjà Dead by Kathy Reichs 5/14/20


message 48: by Daniel (last edited May 03, 2020 01:22PM) (new)

Daniel Hanson-Brown (dozerpup711) | 2451 comments

91. Opportunity knocks
92. Out of sight out of mind
93. Over a barrel - p. 5 “...have us all over the barrel...”
The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher 5/2/20
94. Pay the piper
95. Pretty as a picture
96. Pull his/her leg
97. Pull the wool over my eyes
98. Pure as the driven snow
99. Put a bug in your ear
100. Put on the dog
101. Put the best foot forward
102. Raining cats and dogs
103. Read someone the riot act
104. Red as a beet
105. Right down my/your alley
106. Ring true - p. 135 “...in that recent article ring disturbingly true.”
Reliquary by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child 4/24/20
107. Rub someone the wrong way - p. 12 “...rubbed me the wrong way.”
Thereby Hangs a Tail by Spencer Quinn 4/29/20
108. Sad but true
109. Save it for a rainy day
110. Self made man
111. Sell like hot cakes - p. 153 “...they sold like... well, like hot cakes.”
The Gilded Scarab by Anna Butler 4/14/20
112. Seventh heaven
113. Sick and tired
114. Sight to behold
115. Sing like a bird
116. Sow wild oats - p. 159 “Men sow their wild oats...”
The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher 5/2/20
117. Start the ball rolling
118. Steal thunder from someone
119. Stir up a hornet nest
120. Strong as an ox
121. Stubborn as a mule
122. Stuffed shirt
123. The bitter end
124. The jig/jog is up
125. Throw the book at
126. Tit for tat
127. Too funny for words
128. Turn over a new leaf
129. Waiting with baited breath
130. Wee small hours
131. Without further ado
132. Wolf in sheep's clothing
133. You can say that again
134. Your guess is as good as mine


message 49: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 40916 comments Mod
Welcome Daniel!


message 50: by SANDYE (new)

SANDYE (sandye_c) | 1196 comments Not sure if someone already asked this or not....

Joanne, would you accept "backhanded compliment" in place of "Left-handed compliment" ?


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