Idioms and Phrases - Practice Set - 15

Directions: In the questions given below, four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase underlined in the sentence. Click on the option given under each question which you think best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.


1. A match made in heaven

  1. a marriage that is solemnized formally
  2. a marriage that is unsuccessful
  3. a marriage that is likely to be happy and successful
  4. a marriage of convenience

2. A culture vulture

  1. someone who is very keen to experience art and literature
  2. someone who wants to defend culture
  3. someone who is ashamed of one's own culture
  4. someone who looks at her/his culture critically

3. A death blow

  1. to be nearly dead
  2. to be deeply afraid of death
  3. to beat someone to death
  4. an action or event which causes something to end or fail

4. The jewel in the crown

  1. someone who has many skills
  2. something that one wants
  3. the most valuable thing in a group of things
  4. the jewel in the crown of the king

5. To live in a fool's paradise

  1. to live a life that is dishonest
  2. to be happy because you will not accept how bad a situation really is
  3. to believe that things you want will happen
  4. to enjoy yourself by spending a lot of money

6. A rotten apple

  1. to remove something which is rotten
  2. one bad person in a group of good people
  3. a loving and kind person
  4. a disorganized person with bad habits

7. To vote with your feet

  1. to show that you do not support something
  2. to replace something important
  3. to change something you must do
  4. to express a particular opinion

8. Verbal diarrhoea

  1. to be sick
  2. to talk too much
  3. to be in a difficult situation
  4. to be a good orator

9. To sail close to the wind

  1. to pretend to be something that you are not
  2. to be in some unpleasant situation
  3. to be destroyed by a belief
  4. to do something that is dangerous

10. A double entendre

  1. to look at someone or something
  2. a situation in which you cannot succeed
  3. a word which has two meanings
  4. something that causes both advantages and problems

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