Minds Matched

tiger_color1Here’s the answers to our “adage quiz.” If you got more than 12 write, “You may leave the temple, grasshopper.” and spread the light of Kung Fu over the word.

1. Biting off more than you can chew.
K. Rising a tiger then finding it hard to dismount.
2. The truth will out.
O. Paper cannot wrap up fire.
3. A drop in the bucket.
N. One hair from nine oxen.
4. Picky, picky, picky.
D. To blow on the hair and search for tiny sores.
5. As ye sow, so shall ye reap.
G. If one plants melons, one gets melons.
6. The bad apple spoils the barrel.
E. The horse that leads the herd astray.
7. On pins and needles.
H. Like ants on top of a hot cooking pot.
8. It takes two to tango.
P. It is impossible to clap with only one hand.
9. Bait and switch.
C. To display a lamb’s head and sell dog meat.
10. To lock the barn door after the horse is gone.
I. To dig a well only after you are thirsty.
11. It’s the talk of the town.
M. To be like wind and rain throughout the city.
12. It’s water under the bridge.
L. The wood has already been used in building the boat.
13. Like comparing apples and oranges.
Q The head of the cow does not fit the mouth of a horse.
14. Speak of the devil.
B. When you speak of (tyrant) Tsao, Tsao appears.
15. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
A. There are no waves if there is no wind.
16. Building castles in the air.
F. Like climbing a tree to catch a fish.
17. As thick as thieves.
J. Like bamboo shoots after a rain.

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