English phrases: Test your knowledge



There are many peculiar English phrases whose origins and meaning can appear obscure. For instance, where does "dead as a doornail" come from? When might one say: "I'll go to the foot of our stairs?"
A recent BBC News article unearthing the stories behind some phrases drew a huge response from readers, who sent in examples of their own.
But how much do you know about the English language and its sayings?
Test your knowledge here:
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27 November 2016 in Regional, Views: 79
Source: BBC
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