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A. First complete the idioms on the left with the correct animal word

    Then match the idioms to their definitions on the right. Type the correct letter in each box.

 
 1
to take the  by the horns 
 
 a
to ignore a problem because trying to deal with it could cause an even more difficult situation 
 2
to do the  work 
 
 b
to talk and think a lot about something 
 3
to flog a dead  
 
 c
to do the hard boring part of a job or task 
 4
to keep the  from the door 
 
 d
to have more important or more interesting things to do 
 5
to let sleeping  (plural) lie 
 
 e
to face a difficult or dangerous situation directly and with courage 
 6
to let the  out of the bag 
 
 f
to do something badly; to make a mess of something 
 7
to smell a  
 
 g
to have enough money to avoid going hungry 
 8
to have other  to fry 
 
 h
to reveal a secret 
 9
to have a  in your bonnet 
 
 i
to waste your effort by trying to do something that is no longer possible 
 10
to make a 's ear of something 
 
 j
to sense that something is wrong about a situation 
 
 
                                                                                                  
 

B. Complete the sentences with the correct animal idioms from exercise A. (Remember to put the verbs in the correct form.

 
1.  As a student, he took an evening job to
2.  He keeps trying to get it published but I think he
3.  He  that bookcase he was supposed to be making.
4.  I thought about bringing up my concerns but decided instead to .
5.  Our teacher  about punctuation.
6.  She decided to  and try to solve the problem without any further delay.
7.  She  when her husband came home with lipstick on his collar.
8.  We wanted the party to be a surprise, but he .
9.  We'll have to address that problem tomorrow. Right now we
10.  Why should I while you sit around doing nothing?
 
 
 
                                                            
 
                                                   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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