MCQs about English Idioms


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MCQs about English Idioms

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  1. What is the meaning of the phrase/ idiom "To scratch somebody`s back"




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  3. Choose the correct meaning of the idiom "A Gordian Knot"




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  5. "A wet blanket" idiom means




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  7. Lean and mean idiom means




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  9. "Not my cup of tea" idiom means




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  11. Choose the most appropriate meaning of the idiom "To have second thoughts"




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  13. Sought after idion means




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  15. Choose the most appropriate meaning of the idiom "Pot-luck dinner"




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  17. Proverbs "Birds of a feather" means




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  19. "All at sea" idiom means




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  21. Choose the correct meaning of the idiom "Does not hold water"




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  23. Choose the most appropriate meaning of the idiom "To die in harness"




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  25. "At the drop of a hat" means




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  27. "To get into scrape" idiom means




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  29. To take a leaf out of someone`s book means




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  31. Be carried away means




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  33. To wrangle over an ass`s shadow means




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  35. All agog means




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  37. To frame a person means




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  39. To play fast and lose means




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  41. A fair crack of the whip means




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  43. To hold something in leash means




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  45. A close shave means




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  47. To talk one`s head off means




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  49. To turn over new leaf means




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  51. A black sheep means




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  53. A man of straw means




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  55. To be the question means




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  57. A bar to means




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  59. Have one`s name bandied means




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  61. Bad blood means




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  63. To smell a rat means




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  65. To leave someone in the lurch means




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  67. To play second fiddle means




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  69. To beggar description means




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  71. In all its bearings means




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  73. To put one`s hand to plough means




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  75. To be above board means




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  77. To do oneself justice means




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  79. To pick holes means




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  81. Besetting sin means




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  83. The Augustan age means




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  85. At loggerheads means




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  87. Roll on the day means




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  89. Sell somebody down the river means




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  91. To be at daggers drawn means




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  93. At a discount means




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  95. Act the goat means




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  97. daylight Robbery means




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  99. A rogues gallery means




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  101. To cut long story short means




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  103. Pipe-pie order means




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  105. Tie the knot means




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  107. Romp home means




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  109. A grass widow means




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  111. As sold as the hill means




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  113. A mighty dollar means




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  115. To bear the brunt means




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  117. Husband one`s resources means




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  119. "To pull strings" means




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  121. To run amuck means




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  123. To take with a pinch of salt means




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  125. To face the music means




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  127. To hit the road means




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  129. To have an axe to grind means




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  131. A grey eminence means




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  133. To cry wolf means




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  135. To grin and bear it means




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  137. Over head and ears means




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  139. To drive home means




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  141. To catch a tarter means




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  143. To zero in means




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  145. To end in smoke means




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  147. A dark house means




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  149. To give some the cold shoulder means




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  151. A hot potato means




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  153. To lose one`s temper means




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  155. To keep one`s temper means




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  157. To make clean breast of means




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  159. To loose ground means




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  161. One in a blue moon means




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  163. To play off old scores




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  165. To rub shoulder with means




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  167. To go the whole hog




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  169. To rack one`s brain means




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  171. To fight tooth and nail means




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  173. Hobsons choice means




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  175. To meet one`s waterloo means




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  177. To be vacant in upper story




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  179. To beat the air means




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  181. To give one plenty to rope means




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  183. To be born with a silver spoon in one`s mouth means




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  185. A cock and bull story means




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  187. Flog to death means




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  189. To flog a dead horse means




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  191. To blaze a trail means




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