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English Riddles

"She who laughs last,
laughs best!"

"Laughter is the
best medicine."

"Laugh and the world laughs with you, trip over a big bag of garbage and fall on the sidewalk breaking a bone or two and you fall alone!"

Riddle Thirteen: Money for nothing?

Question: Who earns money driving their customers away?

Hint: This riddle uses an idiom: "to drive people away". This expression means that you do something bad to make people leave. Of course, "driving cuxtomers away" is bad for business. So, who can make money this way? After you think about it, look at the bottom of the page for the answer...

Answer: A taxi driver

Explanation: This riddle is easy for students of English if you don't know the idiom because "drive customers away" makes you think quickly of some kind of driver. But if you DO think of the idiom first (as most native English speakers will do) then you might not think of the first meaning of "drive away". But YOU got it, didn't you?

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