English: idioms and vocabulary

Wellman Lowhand
Quiz by Wellman Lowhand, updated 10 months ago
Wellman Lowhand
Created by Wellman Lowhand over 4 years ago
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This test is about English idiomatic expressions and vocabulary.

Resource summary

Question 1

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What does it mean "to scrap the bottom of the barrel"?
Answer
  • To choose the worst
  • To live with little money
  • To be about to die
  • To be of the desired stantard

Question 2

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What's the name of this?
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  • Apron
  • Ample
  • Plateau

Question 3

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Choose those options that are positive, happy, good, desirable, etc.
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  • Up and about
  • In the black
  • To be state-of-the-art
  • To be all the rage
  • To have stood the test of time
  • To be living in clover
  • Not to be able to hold a candle to
  • Down and out
  • Living rough
  • To be nothing but skin and bones

Question 4

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Choose those options related to age or time.
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  • To be past it
  • To be living in the past
  • Till the cows come home
  • For donkey's years
  • Round-the-clock
  • Not to be all it's cracked up to be
  • Get into the swing
  • In clover
  • An old flame
  • Pick up the tab

Question 5

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How do I say "to produce good results"?
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  • To bear fruit
  • To mean business
  • To be up to scratch

Question 6

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What is the correct and accurate expression to mean "active after an illness"?
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  • Up and about
  • Alive and kicking
  • Touch and go
  • As strong as an ox

Question 7

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If I'm in the red, I'm feeling the pinch, so I may be in a tight corner and have to tighten my belt.
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  • True
  • False

Question 8

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To live until a very old age is to live to a...
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  • ...ripe old age
  • ...round-the-clock age
  • ...donkey's year

Question 9

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Choose those adjectives you think suit the car shown in the picture.
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  • Past it
  • As old as the hills
  • The last word
  • And old flame

Question 10

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Which of these options means "to observe carefully"?
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  • To keep tabs on
  • To convey
  • To fiddle around

Question 11

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To annoy somebody too much, is to drive him/her
Answer
  • Round the bend
  • Crazy
  • Head over heals

Question 12

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If someone is an old of flame of mine, I'm head over heels in love with him/her.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 13

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What is the name of the person who directs and coordinates a TV or radio programme?
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  • Anchorman
  • Sexpot
  • Sailor

Question 14

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Choose those options related to sleep.
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  • Doze
  • Nap
  • Kip
  • Siesta
  • Drowsy
  • Nod
  • Tear down
  • Clot
  • Whim
  • Smooth

Question 15

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To be suffering because of lack of money is to be
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  • Feeling the pinch
  • In black
  • At the end of one's tether
  • Past it

Question 16

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You can't be as poor as a church mouse and living rough at the same time.
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  • True
  • False

Question 17

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What adjective do you use to describe a child who's at home without an adult?
Answer
  • Latchkey
  • Leak
  • Whim
  • Loo
  • Shapely
  • Brat

Question 18

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What is it to be "like putty in somebody's hands"?
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  • To be submissive.
  • To be thin, ill and weak.
  • To be old.
  • To love or be loved.

Question 19

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If something is among my interests, it's
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  • Right up my street
  • In my element
  • Off the beaten track

Question 20

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You can't join the jet set and keep up with the Joneses.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 21

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If something broke the mould, it also broke new ground.
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  • True
  • False

Question 22

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You can't be an up-and-coming business man at the same time you're going downhill.
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  • True
  • False

Question 23

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If you're one of the big guns, you may call the shots.
Answer
  • True
  • False
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