Idioms 101 - 200 Final Test

60 Questions | Total Attempts: 217

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Idiom Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    My boss is so ____________________. If there is any problem with the project, he will ___________________________________. 
    • A. 

      Cutting edge .... go back to the drawing board

    • B. 

      Different animal ... build it from the ground up

    • C. 

      Type A ... blow things out of proportion

    • D. 

      All ears ... generate buzz

  • 2. 
    Yesterday, we had to _______________________. I finally got home at 10:00pm and ___________________________. 
    • A. 

      Go back to the drawing board ... was all ears

    • B. 

      Work down to the wire ... caught some Z's

    • C. 

      Work around the clock ... got up-to-date

    • D. 

      Catch some Z's ... was better off

  • 3. 
    My grandmother is afraid to drive on the interstate, but she wanted to drive on our trip to Portland. That meant we had to take _____________________. I had to ________________________. 
    • A. 

      The guinea pig ... keep an eye on it

    • B. 

      The happy medium ... get in hot water

    • C. 

      Last resort ... keep my fingers crossed

    • D. 

      The scenic route ... grin and bear it

  • 4. 
     Her fiance seemed like a wonderful man, but after they married, he acted angry all the time. Now she is stuck with a ___________________ for a husband, and my __________________________. 
    • A. 

      Hot-head .. heart goes out to her

    • B. 

      Guinea pig ... fingers are crossed

    • C. 

      Heart of gold ... hand is lent to her

    • D. 

      Happy medium ... heart is getting up to speed

  • 5. 
    When I was standing in line at the grocery store, I decided to _______________________ with the poor, old woman who was standing in front of me. I was glad I did because our chat seemed to ______________________. 
    • A. 

      Run ideas by ... call it quits

    • B. 

      Skate on thin ice ... rest assured

    • C. 

      Put in my two cents ... be a bitter pill to swallow

    • D. 

      Shoot the breeze ... cheer her up

  • 6. 
    When my brother started drinking too much, my parents told him that he was ____________________________. Finally, they told him to get his own apartment rather than live at home. They ____________________________________. 
    • A. 

      Pulling it off ... swallowed the bitter pill

    • B. 

      Skating on thin ice ... washed their hands of him

    • C. 

      Setting the record straight ... took him into their confidence

    • D. 

      Calling it quits ... rest assured

  • 7. 
    Your grandparents are creating their wills. They're trying to decide to whom to leave _______________________ of the fortune, but they're ________________________. If you ___________________________, they'll leave it all to you. 
    • A. 

      The pass the buck ... pulling our legs ... make up your mind

    • B. 

      Night owl ... a pain in the neck ... make a living

    • C. 

      The lion's share ... no if's, ands or buts ... pass the buck

    • D. 

      The lion's share ... of two minds ... play your cards right

  • 8. 
    Hmmm. Your wife is staying out late on most nights. She does not answer your calls or texts. She says she is working, but she never has any money. I don't want to __________________________________, but I think ______________________________________. 
    • A. 

      Pull your leg ... there's no ifs, ands or buts

    • B. 

      Go out on a limb ... you're passing the buck

    • C. 

      Make a mountain out of a mole hill ... there's more to this an meets the eye

    • D. 

      Be out of practice ... she's a night owl

  • 9. 
    We only have three days to meet our deadline. It's ______________________! If you ______________________, I'll be really angry. 
    • A. 

      Crunch time ... slack off

    • B. 

      Team spirit ... tell me about it

    • C. 

      The fast life ... run in place

    • D. 

      A shot in the dark ... break the news

  • 10. 
    I enjoy my small business, and I would love to _______________________, but I _____________________ right now. I'm a mother first. I will care for my kids now and when the last one is in kindergarten, I'll _____________________________. 
    • A. 

      Chill out ... fooled around ... live the fast life

    • B. 

      Think big ... can't afford to ... take the world by storm

    • C. 

      Get to the bottom of it ... am running in place ... say something under my breath

    • D. 

      See the writing on the wall ... told you about it ... break the news

  • 11. 
    If you are a different animal, you are an unusual person. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
     If you go back to the drawing board, you are definitely an architect. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    If you have a heart of gold, you are hard, yet capable of being melted, like gold. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    If there is no other option, then you will choose the last resort. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    If you judge by appearances, you might learn that you can't judge a book by its cover. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    If you put in your two cents with a dime, someone will give you eight cents in return.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    If you are out of practice, you haven't practiced in a while. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    If you are a night owl, you probably wake up at 5:00 or 6:00am. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    If you feel like you're running in place, you're definitely on a treadmill at the gym.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    If you make an educated guess, you choose based on some knowledge that you have. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    In questions 21-30, match the idiom to its definition.tough call 
    • A. 

      All the time, day and night

    • B. 

      A difficult decision

    • C. 

      Ready to listen

    • D. 

      To pay one's fair share

  • 22. 
    Cutting edge
    • A. 

      Creating excitement

    • B. 

      A difficult decision

    • C. 

      Only a guess

    • D. 

      The most modern

  • 23. 
     get nailed 
    • A. 

      To get drunk

    • B. 

      To get very angry

    • C. 

      To get caught doing something bad

    • D. 

      To get beaten up by bad people

  • 24. 
    You made your bed and now you have to lie in it 
    • A. 

      You made your house messy and now you have to live there

    • B. 

      You made your bed beautifully and now you get to relax on it

    • C. 

      You did something bad and now you have to face the consequences

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 25. 
     a white lie 
    • A. 

      A small lie

    • B. 

      A big lie

    • C. 

      A lie that is transparent

    • D. 

      A lie that is also true

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