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Practice Idioms in English!

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†Idioms in English!

  1. Fill in the blanks with the correct Verb: (HAIR)

1. Iím sorry I have crashed your car. But †your hair on! Itís not the end of the world.

2. The exam is over now and it all end very well. So you can† †your hair down and relax.

3. When the president of our firm was kidnapped , he didnít††a hair. He was brave.

4. I was listening to bus drivers speaking on the news and some of the stories they were talking about† my hair† on end!

  1. Fill in the blanks with the correct noun: (LOSE)

5. When my mother realized that she was beginning to lose her †, she sold her company and began spending more time with the family.

6. I would like to drive but every time I have to pass the driving test I lose my†and canít do anything but fail.

7. He used to be an excellent barrister , but because he lost a prominent murder case he felt that he was losing his †.

  1. Complete the phrases: (MAKE)

8. He didnít mean to hurt you. You are making a†††out of a molehill.

9. My sister has to write a short story for next week. I thought it was a simple task but she seems to be making heavy ††of it.

10. Two hotel guests were making a† in the hotel lobby. It was most embarrassing for the manager.

  1. Choose†the correct colour:

11. Iíve paid off all my debts and itís a good feeling to be in† †the† again.

12. After the accident, Karen was† and† but luckily she was alive.

13. Peter can get anything to grow- heís really got† fingers.

14. I donít want to go to the cinema tonight, so Iíll tell Paul I have to study for a test. A† lie is better than hurting his feelings.

15. When Katherine knows you are going to go to Miami and not her, sheíll be† with envy.

16. Bill spends lots of money on silly things. Heís been in the† as long as Iíve known him.

  1. Complete the idioms listen and write what you hear:(HAND)

17. Youíll have to change the tyre. Iíll††you a hand if you like.

18. He argued with the boss and quitted his job. But the next morning, he went† in hand and asked for his job back.

19. The boys love their new teacher. She has them† out of her hand already and they do whatever she tells them.

20. Susan wonít suddenly start saving money when sheís been living hand to† all her life.

21. Martin has been the managerís† hand man for years.

22. Thatís my box of chocolates! Hands† !

23. Iíd love to help you, but I have my hands† with the organization of the school trip at the moment.

  1. Match the idioms with comparisons: Write the correct number:

1. As bald as†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† a pancake††††††††††††††††††

2. As black as††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† a post

3. As busy as†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† a cucumber†††††††

4. As cold as††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† a bee

5. As cool as††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† a coot††††††††††††

6. As deaf as†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† coal

7. As flat as†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ice††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††† Good work!
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