Test Your Vocabulary (Idioms 1)

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Do you know your idioms? Most of the time, students will ask you the meaning of idiomatic expressions rather than a single word. It would do you best to brush up on some common idioms. For this quiz, please choose the best definition for the underlined idiomatic expression.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Hands down, he is the best singer tonight.
    • A. 

      No competition

    • B. 

      Tied hands

    • C. 

      The worst

    • D. 

      Hands raised

  • 2. 
    She's been down in the dumps since they broke up.
    • A. 

      Dirty

    • B. 

      Smelly

    • C. 

      Very sad or depressed

    • D. 

      Humiliated

  • 3. 
    Her new Hermes bag costs an arm and a leg.
    • A. 

      Inaccessible

    • B. 

      Very expensive

    • C. 

      Beautiful

    • D. 

      Very heavy

  • 4. 
    John is always worried during meetings because his boss is a loose cannon.
    • A. 

      Unpredictable

    • B. 

      Rude

    • C. 

      Nagger

    • D. 

      Sleepy

  • 5. 
    She said she'd go out on a date with him when pigs fly.
    • A. 

      After work

    • B. 

      Next month

    • C. 

      Soon

    • D. 

      Never

  • 6. 
    Quit pulling my leg!
    • A. 

      Massage

    • B. 

      Kidding / joking

    • C. 

      Making someone taller

    • D. 

      Your job

  • 7. 
    Their cupcake business is a real cash cow.
    • A. 

      Easy way to make money

    • B. 

      Large

    • C. 

      Heavy

    • D. 

      Expensive

  • 8. 
    Two days before my paycheck, I was already scraping the bottom of the barrel.
    • A. 

      Very last or worst

    • B. 

      Asking for money

    • C. 

      Hopeless

    • D. 

      Panicking

  • 9. 
    Amy bit off more than she can chew when she agreed to handle two events in one week.
    • A. 

      Looking forward

    • B. 

      Too much to handle

    • C. 

      Extremely disappointing

    • D. 

      Obviously excited

  • 10. 
    We managed to get the ball rolling after having lunch together.
    • A. 

      Full stomach

    • B. 

      Throw the ball around

    • C. 

      Start something

    • D. 

      Leave the place together

  • 11. 
    My grandmother can still play tennis at 76. She's really one tough cookie.
    • A. 

      Strong person

    • B. 

      Old person

    • C. 

      Meek person

    • D. 

      Weak person

  • 12. 
    He passed his licensure exam with flying colors.
    • A. 

      Lots of cheering

    • B. 

      Great expectations

    • C. 

      High emotions

    • D. 

      Excellent scores

  • 13. 
    They finally spilled the beans about the status of their relationship.
    • A. 

      Tell the truth

    • B. 

      Slip of the tongue

    • C. 

      Lashed out

    • D. 

      Kept quiet

  • 14. 
    He decided to jump on the bandwagon and listened to K-Pop.
    • A. 

      Fall in love

    • B. 

      Have had enough

    • C. 

      Join a popular trend

    • D. 

      Build his confidence

  • 15. 
    Janis relies on her little cake shop. It's her bread and butter.
    • A. 

      Main source of income

    • B. 

      Specialty

    • C. 

      Cause of popularity

    • D. 

      Favorite hobby

  • 16. 
    Don't worry about it. Let's just cross the bridge when we get there.
    • A. 

      Ignore something when it arrives

    • B. 

      Deal with something when it arrives

    • C. 

      Laugh about it when it arrives

    • D. 

      Tell people about it when it arrives

  • 17. 
    When they had a baby, their travel plans were put on the back burner.
    • A. 

      Cancelled

    • B. 

      Pushed through

    • C. 

      Put on hold

    • D. 

      Modified

  • 18. 
    He was really hell bent on getting the first prize after losing last year.
    • A. 

      Recklessly determined

    • B. 

      Very impolite

    • C. 

      Incredibly rude

    • D. 

      Extremely prepared

  • 19. 
    Being well-heeled, she's went to Paris and Morocco several times last year.
    • A. 

      Having beautiful feet

    • B. 

      Wealthy

    • C. 

      Well traveled

    • D. 

      Well connected

  • 20. 
    She got her jacket from the flea market for a bird's song
    • A. 

      Really low price

    • B. 

      In exchange for a song

    • C. 

      Free of charge

    • D. 

      Exchange of services

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