20 Stunningly Beautiful English Idioms - "English With Lucy"

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20 Stunningly Beautiful English Idioms - "English With Lucy"

Please, choose the appropriate definition or meaning of each idiom. . .


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    It takes two to tango
    • A. 

      Both parts of an argument given are equally responsible for it

    • B. 

      Both parts involved in a situation or argument are equally responsible for it

  • 2. 
    Every cloud has a silver lining
    • A. 

      Every difficult or sad situation has a comforting or more hopeful aspect, even though this may not be immediately apparent.

    • B. 

      Every bad situation has its hopeful aspect no matter how hopeless can look like

  • 3. 
    To burn the midnight oil
    • A. 

      To work or study into the whole night

    • B. 

      To work or study late into the night

  • 4. 
    To burn the candle at both ends
    • A. 

      To work or to do something from very early in the morning to midnight

    • B. 

      To work or to do something from very early in the morning to very late at night, thus, getting very little rest.

  • 5. 
    Water under the bridge
    • A. 

      Used to refer to events that are in the past and consequently no longer to be regarded as important

    • B. 

      Used to refer to events that are in the past but are still regarded as important

  • 6. 
    To wear your heart on your sleeve
    • A. 

      To openly share your feelings etc.

    • B. 

      To keep your feelings inside you

  • 7. 
    Lovely weather for ducks
    • A. 

      A humorous phrase for very hot weather

    • B. 

      A humorous phrase for very wet rainy weather

  • 8. 
    To burn your bridges
    • A. 

      The act of unpleasantly and permanently ending relations with another person or an organization

    • B. 

      The act of unpleasantly and temporary ending relations with another person or an organization

  • 9. 
    Variety is the spice of life
    • A. 

      Not only new and exciting experiences make life more interesting

    • B. 

      New and exciting experiences make life more interesting

  • 10. 
    To lend an ear
    • A. 

      To listen to somebody with sympathy

    • B. 

      To listen to somebody in disbelief

  • 11. 
    A change of heart
    • A. 

      A move to a different opinion or attitude

    • B. 

      A move to a different level

  • 12. 
    To touch someone's heart
    • A. 

      To make someone feel a particular emotion or strong feelings

    • B. 

      To make someone cry

  • 13. 
    To take one's breath away
    • A. 

      If you say that something takes your breath away, you are emphasizing that it is extremely hard and tiring

    • B. 

      If you say that something takes your breath away, you are emphasizing that it is extremely beautiful or amazing

  • 14. 
    The calm before the storm
    • A. 

      A period of unusual peace, silence and tranquillity that seems to come before boring times.

    • B. 

      A period of unusual peace, silence and tranquillity that seems to come before more difficult or chaotic times.

  • 15. 
    To spread one's wings
    • A. 

      To become more independent and confident and to try new things

    • B. 

      To become more independent and confident but to try only known things

  • 16. 
    Those three little words
    • A. 

      An indirect way of referring to the words "I love you"

    • B. 

      An indirect way to say "I miss you"  

  • 17. 
    What comes around goes around
    • A. 

      You only get what you give

    • B. 

      You do not always get what you give

  • 18. 
    Hook, line and sinker
    • A. 

      Used to emphasise that someone has been completely deceived or tricked

    • B. 

      Used to emphasise that someone has been completely surprised and amazed

  • 19. 
    To have a soft spot for someone
    • A. 

      To have a great deal of attention for someone or something

    • B. 

      To have a great deal of affection for someone or something

  • 20. 
    To only have eyes for someone
    • A. 

      To be noticed or paid attention to by only one person

    • B. 

      To only be attracted to or interested in one person.

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