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24 Fill-In-The-Blank Sayings That Will Make Your Life Better

24 Fill-In-The-Blank Sayings That Will Make Your Life Better

By Lauren Passell

"It’s the greatest thing since sliced bread." "Curiosity killed the cat." "If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again." You’ve heard all these sayings a million times, and you’ve probably said them, too. Everyone knows what they mean, but the problem is that they’re clichés—nobody really thinks about them because they’ve heard them so many times. So next time you feel like saying something is the greatest, or that curiosity killed something, or that someone should keep trying, get creative. Turn those clichéd sayings into unique ones of your own by filling in the blanks, Mad Libs-style. Because why buy the cow when milk makes runny discharge splurt out of your nose, anyway?

First, come up with the following words:

1. Comical, dangerous emergency situation (like "your butt is on fire")

2. Passive verb

3. Verb ending in -ing

4. Awesome thing that could possibly happen but probably won't.

5. Instructions for something to do with small objects

6. Something you would find in a box

7. Verb

8. Verb

9. Verb

10. Noun

11. Adjective

12. Verb

13. Something you buy in the grocery store

14. Something you definitely will regret doing

15. Action phrase

16. Dangerous action verb

17. A kind of animal

18. Verb

19. Relative

20. Noun

21. Noun

22. Verb that includes an object (e.g. paint roses)

23. Verb

24. Verb ending in -ing

Now, fill them in:

You've gotta dance like ___(1)_____,
 love like you'll never be ____(2)____,
 sing like nobody's ___(3)_____,
 and live like ___(4)_____.

When life gives you lemons, ___(5)_____.

Life is like a box of ___(6)_____, you never know what you're gonna ___(7)_____.

If you can’t find something nice to say,  ___(8)_____.

Make new friends but ____(9)_____ the old.

___(10)_____ killed the cat.

An apple a day keeps the doctor ___(11)_____.

Good things come to those to those who ___(12)_____.

It’s the greatest thing since ___(13)_____.

I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret ___(14)_____.

If at first you don’t succeed, __(15)______.

If everyone ___(16)_____, would you?

If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and looks like a duck, it must be ___(17)_____.

It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you ___(18)_____.

Well I’ll be a monkey’s ___(19)_____.

It’s like looking for a ___(20)_____ in a ___(21)_____.

People who live in glass houses shouldn’t __(22)______.

Sometimes you get the bear, and sometimes the  bear __(23)______.

Time flies when you're ________.

What sayings did you come up with?

Topics: Life
Tags: inspiration, lists, mottos, fill-in-the-blanks

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