Advanced Idioms Test 1
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IDIOMS – COLOURS
Complete the following sentences with the words from the box.
1) Adam has to do quite a lot of digging and planting very soon, but he really hasn’t got fingers.
2) Saturday was a -letter day for Susan. She got a lot of birthday presents from her friends.
3) Surely they’ll come up with an acceptable solution if they use some matter.
4) The tracks outside the house lend to his claim that somebody tried to break in last night.
5) I used to spend a lot of time in Dublin, but now I only go there once in a moon.
6) Mr Jones says he was kept in the about the danger posed by the explosives.
7) Business is starting to improve; this is the first time we’ve been in the for six months.
8) Corporations, especially Indian ones, need to worry about -collar criminals.
9) The girl students were so -bellied that they even feared their own shadows.
10) She was tickled when her old friend called her up to wish her on his birthday.
IDIOMS – TIME
Fill in the blanks with a word that will complete the idiom.
yesterday | nick | dot | spur | live | against | immemorial | grave | next | long
1) in to no time
2) not be born
3) to work the clock
4) on the of the moment
5) to on borrowed time
6) in the run
7) from/since time
8) on the
9) in the of time
10) from the cradle to the
IDIOMS – BUYING AND SELLING
For the questions below, please choose the best option (A, B, C or D).
1. What does the idiom “cost an arm and a leg” mean?CorrectIncorrect
2. What does the idiom “come/go under the hammer” mean?CorrectIncorrect
3. …. means “sell a lot of goods very quickly”.CorrectIncorrect
4. …. means “buy something without inspecting it thoroughly”.CorrectIncorrect
5. What does the idiom “pay through the nose for something” mean?CorrectIncorrect
6. What does the idiom “settle an account” mean?CorrectIncorrect
7. What does the idiom “in mint condition” mean?CorrectIncorrect
8. …. means “force somebody to agree on the best possible price”.CorrectIncorrect
9. …. means “bought or sold secretly and illegally”.CorrectIncorrect
10. …. means “buy large quantities of an article, usually cheaply”.CorrectIncorrect