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Phrases and Terms

  1. What method of transportation is shanks pony?
  2. How many bread rolls would you get in a baker's dozen?
  3. What does the term the Fourth Estate refer to?
  4. What is China's Sorrow?
  5. To overcome a great difficulty in a direct or forceful way is to cut what knot?

  6. What is the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street?
  7. An order given aboard navy ships to issue the crew with an alcoholic drink was called splicing the what?
  8. Historically, to enlist in the British Army was to take the King's what?
  9. The Thin Red Line is an English phrase taken from an episode in which battle?
  10. Which Ancient Greek phrase meaning 'the many' or 'the masses' is often used in modern English?


  1. Walking
  2. 13
  3. The press or media
  4. The Yellow River
  5. Gordian knot
  6. Bank of England
  7. Mainbrace (Splicing the mainbrace)
  8. Shilling

  9. Battle of Balaclava (1854)
  10. Hoi polloi

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