Final Test Idioms 1 - 100

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Final Test Idioms 1 - 100

Choose the best idioms.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    My friend is ______________ right now. He's having trouble _______________.
    • A. 

      Feeling blue ... with the icing on the cake

    • B. 

      Having a lot on his plate ... pigging out

    • C. 

      Between jobs ... making ends meet

    • D. 

      Cutting the edge ... messing up

  • 2. 
    He _____________ all the time because calculus is _______________ to him. But since participation is 30% of the overall grade, he's really ______________.
    • A. 

      Hits the books ... child's play ... messing up

    • B. 

      Shells out ... icing on the cake ... losing his head

    • C. 

      Throws in the towel ... messed up ... giving a run for the money

    • D. 

      Cuts class ... child's play ... out of his mind

  • 3. 
    That new employee is so _______________. When the manager's around he ___________________, but as soon as the manager leaves, he starts ________________.
    • A. 

      Two-faced ... pulls his weight ... running behind

    • B. 

      Wise guy ... digs in his heels ... shelling out

    • C. 

      Two-faced ... talks a mile a minute ... pans out

    • D. 

      Wise guy ... gets a kick out of it ... kicks the bucket

  • 4. 
    Now that there is a new restaurant opening across the street, we have to make sure that our restaurant is competitive. We need to ________________ and __________________.
    • A. 

      Feel blue ... kick the bucket

    • B. 

      Sell for a song ... let someone go

    • C. 

      Dig in our heels ... give it our best shot

    • D. 

      Learn the ropes ... pig out

  • 5. 
    My friend is pregnant, but she is going to work for at least 6 months. Every day, she wakes up _________________, and unfortunately, _______________ on her work team project.
    • A. 

      With a guilt trip ... she throws in the towel

    • B. 

      Not feeling so hot ... the ball is in her court

    • C. 

      Hitting the books ... pigs out

    • D. 

      Losing her head ... learns the ropes

  • 6. 
    What is the definition?pan out
    • A. 

      To end, to terminate

    • B. 

      To work out

    • C. 

      To compare

    • D. 

      To feel sad

  • 7. 
    sell for a song
    • A. 

      Study

    • B. 

      To give up

    • C. 

      To give a product for little or no money

    • D. 

      To learn the basics in a new situation

  • 8. 
    icing on the cake
    • A. 

      An error

    • B. 

      The best part

    • C. 

      To eat a lot

    • D. 

      To talk quickly

  • 9. 
    get off someone's back
    • A. 

      Stop bothering someone

    • B. 

      Not feeling good

    • C. 

      To try very hard

    • D. 

      To give up

  • 10. 
    let someone go
    • A. 

      To let someone die

    • B. 

      To let someone talk quickly

    • C. 

      To fire someone

    • D. 

      To be thoughtless

  • 11. 
    Choose the best idioms.In this apartment, I can hear people upstairs so easily! Every day, they wake up __________________ and start playing loud music. It really gets me ______________________.
    • A. 

      Bent out of shape ... to eat a lot

    • B. 

      Bright and early ... bent out of shape

    • C. 

      Selling for a song ... not feeling good

    • D. 

      Letting someone go ... the icing on the cake

  • 12. 
    I need to review the contract on my rental property, but it's so long that I ________________________________.
    • A. 

      Get a kick out of it

    • B. 

      Feel blue

    • C. 

      Can't make heads or tails of it

    • D. 

      Kick the bucket

  • 13. 
    If your roommate is keeping you awake at night, tell her that you have to _____________________. Give her a long ____________________ about how hard you have to study.
    • A. 

      Crash course ... shell out

    • B. 

      Hit the books ... guilt trip

    • C. 

      Sell for a song ... run for the money

    • D. 

      Learn the ropes ... pig out

  • 14. 
    Wow, she must be very rich. I think she ___________________ thousands of dollars a year just on shoes.
    • A. 

      Shells out

    • B. 

      Pulls the plug

    • C. 

      Fast talks

    • D. 

      Messes up

  • 15. 
    You should always read a contract carefully and try to __________________________ to understand the fine details.
    • A. 

      Pig out

    • B. 

      Get plastered

    • C. 

      Read between the lines

    • D. 

      Throw in the towel

  • 16. 
    Which of these idioms is about food?
    • A. 

      Icing on the cake

    • B. 

      Throw in the towel

    • C. 

      Have a lot on one's plate

    • D. 

      Pig out

  • 17. 
    Which of these idioms is about having responsibilities?
    • A. 

      Mess up

    • B. 

      Kick the bucket

    • C. 

      Have a lot on one's plate

    • D. 

      Cutting edge

  • 18. 
    If someone you know kicks the bucket, how might you feel?
    • A. 

      Red

    • B. 

      Yellow

    • C. 

      Blue

    • D. 

      Green

  • 19. 
    If you are trying not to lose your head in a stressful situation, you might also be trying not to ...
    • A. 

      Mess up

    • B. 

      Learn the ropes

    • C. 

      Be a wise guy

    • D. 

      Pull the plug

  • 20. 
    Which idiom is similar to pull the plug?
    • A. 

      Talk a mile a minute

    • B. 

      Throw in the towel

    • C. 

      See the big picture

    • D. 

      Give a run for their money

  • 21. 
    A sarcastic person might be called a ...
    • A. 

      Big picture

    • B. 

      Run for the money

    • C. 

      Wise guy

    • D. 

      Fast talker

  • 22. 
    Don't worry about our boss. He seems angry, but he won't _________________. He's __________________.
    • A. 

      Dream on ... hit the ground running

    • B. 

      Give you the cold shoulder ... plastered

    • C. 

      Carve out of a niche ... a fall guy

    • D. 

      Blow his top ... all bark and no bite

  • 23. 
    My younger sister just started college. She thinks she can _______________ every night and still make straight A's. I tell her to ______________!
    • A. 

      Get her foot in the door ... carve out a niche

    • B. 

      Drop like a fly ... have a heart

    • C. 

      Take a crash course ... hit the ground running

    • D. 

      Get plastered ... dream on

  • 24. 
    My friend is always ________________ to study for exams. But he __________________ when he goes out to dance, he looks great!
    • A. 

      Getting his foot in the door ... gets plastered

    • B. 

      Burning the midnight oil ... cleans up well

    • C. 

      Dreaming on ... lives to regret his decisions

    • D. 

      Being a fall guy ... gets off his high horse

  • 25. 
    The movie was about a man who worked hard to ________________ of a big company. He _______________ and became a great success. But at the end, the company got into trouble with the federal government, and they made him the _______________.
    • A. 

      Get on a high horse ... had a heart ... fall guy

    • B. 

      Get his foot in the door ... hit the ground running ... fall guy

    • C. 

      Get the ball rolling ... dropped like a fly ... kudos

    • D. 

      Be a snap ... carved out a niche ... fal guy

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