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A test in which one's urine is analyzed for the presence of illicit drugs. The company makes everyone take a piss quiz at the end of the week. You're going to have to pass these piss quizzes if you want to stay out of prison on parole.
quiz (one) about (something)
1. To test one's knowledge about something. Would you mind quizzing me about corporate tax law? I have an exam tomorrow. The teacher stood me up in front of the whole class and quizzed me about the periodic table of elements.
2. To interrogate one about something, especially continually or repeatedly. There are two detectives downstairs quizzing people about suspect of the burglary. Investigators are quizzing the CEO about his involvement in the scheme.
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quiz (one) on (something)
To test one's knowledge about something. Would you mind quizzing me on corporate tax law? I have an exam tomorrow. The teacher stood me up in front of the whole class and quizzed me on the periodic table of elements.
A person, usually a child or young adult, who is exceptionally knowledgeable or intelligent, especially in trivia. He actually earned quite a lot of money as a quiz kid on various trivia gameshows when he was younger. We should invite Sarah to the pub quiz—she's something of a quiz kid when it comes to sports.
quiz out (of something)
To become eligible to skip some required or prerequisite academic course by achieving a certain score on a placement test. I quizzed out of a number of entry-level courses for my degree, so I was able to finish college a year early. I really don't want to take first-year Spanish again when I start college. I'm hoping I can just quiz out.
quiz out of (something)
To become eligible to skip some required or prerequisite academic course, usually by achieving a certain score on a quiz or test. I quizzed out of a number of entry-level courses for my degree, so I was able to finish college a year early.
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quiz out (of something)
to earn permission to waive a college course by successful completion of a quiz or exam. Andrew was able to quiz out of calculus. After studying very hard, he quizzed out.
quiz someone about someone or something
to ask someone many questions about someone or something. The general quizzed the soldier about the incident. The officer quizzed her about Randy.
See also: quiz
quiz someone on someone or something
to give someone a quiz or test over the subject of someone or something. The teacher quizzed the students on the chapter she had assigned for homework. I hope they quiz me on George Washington. I am prepared.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
n. a urine test for drugs. (Usually objectionable.) They told me I had to take a piss quiz to work there.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
A very smart youngster. A popular radio show during the 1940s and '50s and later a television series, Quiz Kids featured a panel of five youngsters, none over the age of sixteen, with extraordinarily high IQs. They answered difficult questions on a wide range of topics that were submitted by listeners. Among the panelists who went on to bigger and better things was James Watson, the Nobel scientist who codiscovered DNA. People used the phrase as both a compliment (“My son is so smart, he could be a Quiz Kid”) and sarcasm (“You flunked another test?—nice going, Quiz Kid!”).
Endangered Phrases by Steven D. Price Copyright © 2011 by Steven D. Price