Charades Words - Sayings from the Sailors

by Tash
(London)

We used these nautical phrases for our charades night - it was so much fun and everyone ended up looking what they really mean and where they originated from.

A shot across the bows
All at sea
Anchors aweigh
Batten down the hatches
Between the Devil and the deep blue sea
Broad in the beam
By and large
Chock-a-block
Close quarters
Copper-bottomed
Cut and run
Edging forward
Fathom out
Full to the gunwales
Get underway
Give a wide berth
Go by the board
Hand over fist
Hard and fast
High and dry
In the offing
Know the ropes
Loose cannon
On your beam ends
Panic stations
Plain sailing
Push the boat out
Shipshape and Bristol fashion
Shake a leg
Shiver my timbers
Slush fund
Taken aback
Tell it to the marines
The bitter end
The cut of your jib
Three sheets to the wind
Tide over
Walk the plank


If you want the meanings of the phrases you can get them at www.phrases.org.uk

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Assassin's creed
by: Anonymous

Sailors became a favorite to me after watching the movie, Pirates of Caribbean and playing the computer game Assassins creed.

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Thanks
by: Tiffany

Charades became a favorite to me after watching the movie, Pirates of Caribbean and playing the computer game Assassin’s Creed.

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Awesome Charades Phrases
by: Fun Stuff To Do

Thanks Tash, these are fabulous!

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