Body Idiomatic Expression Quiz

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What part of the body do you need for this idiomatic expression?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    My mother received a diamond ring for her birthday. My father paid through the ....................... for it!

    Explanation
    The phrase "paid through the nose" is an idiom that means to pay an excessive or exorbitant amount for something. In this context, it suggests that the father paid a high price for the diamond ring as a gift for the mother's birthday. The repetition of "nose" in uppercase and lowercase letters emphasizes the idiom and reinforces the idea of paying a significant amount.

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  • 2. 

    Mrs Wilson always bakes cakes and brings them to us as presents. The cakes aren't very good, but her .................. is in the right place.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "heart, HEART". This means that even though Mrs. Wilson's cakes are not very good, her intention and sincerity in baking and bringing them to us as presents are genuine and well-meaning. Her heart is in the right place, showing her kindness and thoughtfulness towards us.

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  • 3. 

    If you continue to make those strange noises, you're going to get on my ...........................! Please stop.

    Explanation
    The word "nerves" in this context refers to someone's patience or tolerance. The speaker is expressing frustration and annoyance towards the person making strange noises, implying that their actions are testing their patience. By saying "you're going to get on my nerves," the speaker is warning the person to stop making the noises because it is irritating them.

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    It's too bad that we can't have the picnic because of the weather. We'll just have to put a brave............................ on it and have our picnic inside for a change.

    Explanation
    The word "face" is the correct answer because it fits grammatically and contextually in the sentence. The phrase "put a brave face on it" means to act or appear brave or positive despite a difficult or disappointing situation. In this case, the weather is preventing the picnic from happening, but the speaker suggests that they should still try to be brave and have the picnic indoors instead. The capitalization of "FACE" is likely a formatting error and does not affect the meaning or correctness of the answer.

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    I don't know what's happened to her! We used to be really good friends, but now, every time I see her, she gives me the cold.........................!

    Explanation
    The phrase "gives me the cold shoulder" is an idiom that means to ignore or snub someone. In this context, the speaker is expressing confusion and disappointment about their deteriorating friendship with the person in question. The repetition of "shoulder" in both lowercase and uppercase letters emphasizes the idiom and reinforces the idea that the person is deliberately ignoring the speaker.

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    It's not very honest to say things behind people's ........................ I would rather you said it to my face.

    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "backs, BACKS." In the given sentence, the phrase "behind people's backs" means to say something without their knowledge or when they are not present. The speaker is expressing their preference for honesty and directness, suggesting that they would prefer if the person said things to their face instead of talking about them behind their back.

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