snakes and ladders
(functioning as singular) a board game in which players move counters along a series of squares according to throws of a dice. A ladder provides a short cut to a square nearer the finish and a snake obliges a player to return to a square nearer the start
Wearing A Cat On Your Head: Animal Idioms From Around The WorldDo you move at a snail’s pace, or get ants in your pants when it’s raining cats and dogs? You know those sayings, but here are a few from around the world.
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