# What is the phrase represented by this rebus?

For those who don't know, a rebus is where words are represented by a picture and you try to figure what word or phrase the picture is trying to represent.

What is the phrase above?

• Nice type puzzle! Endless possibilities; I’m taking a note of this one ;) Commented Feb 26, 2020 at 11:54
• I agree. Nice and simple. Keep designing these @UnidentifiedX
– DrD
Commented Feb 26, 2020 at 13:30

I think the phrase might be

Holy Water

Explanation

$$H_2O$$ represents water and it appears to be full of holes (hole-y)

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• It's an interesting font.
– Tom
Commented Feb 27, 2020 at 12:19

Is it:

Watering holes (places where animals gather to drink). Lots of holes surrounded by water.

Might be a stretch, but what about:

Soda/Seltzer Water?

Because:

H2O obviously means water, but in this case it is water with bubbles in it?

The phrase is

Navy / Fleet

Explanation

The rebus shows holes in h2o, which is water. It is well known that a boat is a hole in the water, so multiple holes would mean multiple boats: either a fleet or a navy.

• Did you just post this because of my comment on JMP's answer? Commented Feb 26, 2020 at 19:56
• Nope but it’s a good third option! Commented Feb 26, 2020 at 20:03

without involving water: is that a stream cipher?

Because

The bubbles indicate flowing (i.e. a stream), while the "H2O" part, reading as "H to O", means "(translate) a letter to another letter", i.e. substitution cipher.

light water (opposite of heavy water)

because

the "holes" in the water remove weight.

Could it be:

Evaporating Water or Water Evaporation

As:

The rebus gives off the effect that it is disappearing or changing states.

Bubbly water? Another alternative would be airbubbles / bubbles of air