Wordplay

Bingo Calling!




If you sometimes feel that nobody ever listens to you, try Bingo calling!
EVERYBODY will listen to you!
They can't afford to miss a single word!

                                     
1 Kelly's eye:Military slang:possibly a reference to Ned Kelly

2 One little duck:Me and you:number two looks like a duck:Me and you is a romantic rhyme

3 Cup of tea: You and me, which is a romantic rhyme

4 Knock at the door

5 Man alive

6 Tom's tricks:Tom Mix,a star of silent era Western film:Half a dozen

7 Lucky seven:God's in heaven:Lucky for some(7 is considered lucky in some cultures)

8 One Fat Lady:Garden Gate

9 Doctor's Orders: number 9 was a laxative pill given by army doctors in WW2

10 Tony's Den:The name refers to the current occupant of 10 Downing Street

11 Legs eleven:the no. resembles a pair of legs. Players often wolf whistle in response

12 One dozen, monkey's cousin.

13 Unlucky for some, Devil's number,Baker's dozen

14 Valentine's Day

15 Rugby team, Young and keen

16 Sweet Sixteen: Never been kissed

17 Often been kissed:Dancing Queen

18 Key of the door

19 Goodbye teens

20 Getting plenty:Blind 20

21 Key of the door:the traditional age of majority

22Two little ducks:All the twos

23 Thee and me: The Lord is My Shepherd(first words of Psalm 23)

24 Two dozen:Knock at the door

25 Duck and dive

26 Bed and breakfast:half a crown(two and six, pre-decimal currency):pick and mix

27 Little duck with a crutch:Gateway to heaven

28 In a state(two and eight in rhyming slang): Overweight

29 You're doing fine

30 Burlington Bertie:Dirty Gertie: Speed Limit: Flirty thirty:Blind 30. In 1900 there was a music-hall song called Burlington Bertie. In 1927 a statue called La Delivrance was put up in North London, which was nicknamed Gertrude.

31 Get up and run

32 Buckle my shoe

33 Dirty knees: All the threes: All the feathers: Two little fleas: Sherwood Forest

34 Ask for more

35 Jump and jive(a dance step)

36 Three dozen

37 A flea in heaven

38 Christmas cake

39 Those famous steps

40 Naughty Forty

41 Time for fun

42 Winnie the Pooh: that famous street in Manhattan

43 Down on your knees

44 Droopy Drawers(sagging trousers): All the fours

45Halfway House: Halfway there

46 Up to tricks

47 Four and seven

48 Four Dozen

49 PC(Police Constable) :Copper:Nick nick

50 Bulls eye: Blind 50: Half a century

51 Tweak of the thumb

52 Weeks in a year: Danny la Rue(drag entertainer: also used for other numbers)

53 Stuck in the tree: here comes Herbie(53 is the racing no of Herbie the VW beetle.Players may reply'Beep Beep!)

54 Clean the floor:House with a bamboo door

55 Snakes alive:all the fives:

56 Was she worth it?

57 Heinz Varieties:Heinz Beanz

58 Make them wait: choo choo Thomas

59 Brighton Line

60 Three score:Blind 60: Five dozen

61 Bakers Bun

62 Tickety Boo: Turn on the Screw

63Tickle me: Des Eerie

64 Red raw: The Beatles number

65 Old age pension: stop work( the age of mandatory retirement)

66 Clickety click: All the sixes

67 Made in heaven:Argumentative number(at sixes and sevens?)

68 Saving grace

69 The same both ways: Anyway up: your place or mine: meal for two

70 Three score and ten: Blind 70

71 Bang on the drum

72 A crutch and a duck: Par for the course:Danny la Rue

73 Crutch and a flea: Queen Bee

74Candy Store

75 Strive and Thrive

76 Trombones:popular marching song: was she worth it?( pre-decimal cost of a wedding licence was 7 shillings and sixpence). Players shout back ' Every penny! '

77 Sunset Strip: All the sevens: Two little crutches

78 Heavens Gate

79 One more time

80 Ghandi's breakfast( imagine looking from above-Ghandi is sitting cross-legged in front of a plate

81 Fat lady and a little wee:Stop and run

82 Fat lady with a duck:Straight on through

83 Fat lady with a flea:Time for tea

84 Seven dozen

85 Staying alive

86 Between the sticks

87 Fat lady with a crutch: Torquay in Devon

88 Two fat ladies:All the eights: wobbly wobbly

89 Nearly there: All but one

90 Top of the Shop: Top of the House:Blind ninety:End of the line

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