Improve Your English In This Color Idioms Quiz

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An idiom is a phrase or expression that typically presents a figurative, non-literal meaning attached to the phrase; but some phrases become figurative idioms while retaining the literal meaning of the phrase. Improve your English in this Color Idioms Quiz


Questions and Answers
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    1. Emily was caught ___-handed stealing money from the cash. She was taken to court and sentenced to spend time in prison.
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    2. Why do we call jealousy "the ___-eyed monster"?
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    3. Six thousand New York City municipal employees are getting "___ slips" this week. In other words, they are being laid off.[American English]
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    4. Our prickliest conflicts aren't those between good and evil; ___ decisions are easy to make.
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    5. When the boys played rugby, she screamed ___ murder until they let her play with them.(British English)
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    6. In 1939 Sutherland defined "___-collar crime" as "crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation." The term today generally encompasses a variety of nonviolent crimes usually committed in commercial situations for financial gain.
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    7. Alcoholic hallucinosis is a mental disorder characterized by seeing images: ___ elephants, snakes, spiders.
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    8.The minister wanted two of his ___-eyed boys in the bureaucracy to be made commissioners a year before they were eligible.
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    9.  The New York Press coined the term "___ kid journalism" in early 1897 after a then-popular comic strip to describe the down market papers of Pulitzer and Hearst, which both published versions of it during a circulation war. Frank Luther Mott in "American Journalism" (1941) defines ___ journalism in terms of five characteristics: scare headlines in huge print, often of minor news; lavish use of pictures, or imaginary drawings; use of faked interviews, misleading headlines, pseudo-science, and a parade of false learning from so-called experts; emphasis on full-color Sunday supplements, usually with comic strips (which is now normal in the U.S.); dramatic sympathy with the "underdog" against the system.   [Wikipedia]
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    10. One of Schmidt's earliest statements upon being named Google CEO was to assure one and all that the company was indeed in the ___. "We are quite profitable," he said. "We are not talking about 1%." A company that is in the ___ is making money.
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    11. "I'm always waiting for a ___ letter day For something special somehow new someone saying 'I love you'"[Pet Shop Boys, ___  Letter Day]
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    12. ___ prose is a term of literary criticism used to describe passages, or sometimes entire literary works, written in prose so overly extravagant, ornate, or flowery as to break the flow and draw attention to itself. ___ prose is sensually evocative beyond the requirements of its context. It also refers to writing that employs certain rhetorical effects such as exaggerated sentiment or pathos in an attempt to manipulate a reader's response.[Wikipedia]
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