For each of the six questions choose the one correct answer
1. A big fuss about a small problem is called a “storm in a ________”.
a. coffee pot
b. tea cup
c. jam jar
d. milk bottle
2. If you tell a secret then you have ________.
a. let the chicken home to roost.
b. let the dog see the rabbit.
c. let the cat out of the bag.
d. let the cart go before the horse.
3. When he told me he’d passed his driving test I was so surprised. You
could have knocked me down with a(n) ________.
a. bowling ball
b. iron bar
4. According to the proverb, what is it that too many cooks do?
a. Make light work.
b. Save nine.
c. Spoil the broth.
d. Catch the worm.
5. What idiomatically do people who are good gardeners have?
a. green fingers
b. cauliflower ears
c. pigeon toes
d. dab hands
6. If your work is going in the same, boring direction with nothing new or
interesting, you can say that you are ________.
a. in a huff
b. in a track
c. in a rut
d. in a loop
IDIOMS 2 answers
b. Correct. ‘A storm in a tea cup’ is the correct expression.
c. Correct. ‘To let the cat out of the bag’ means to tell a secret.
c. Correct. ‘You could have knocked me down with a feather.’
a. Wrong. ‘Many hands make light work’ is another proverb.
b. Wrong. ‘A stitch in time saves nine’ is another proverb.
c. Correct. ‘Too many cooks spoil the broth’ is the correct proverb. (‘Broth’ is
a kind of soup.)
d. Wrong. ‘The early bird catches the worm’ is another proverb.
a. Correct. ‘To have green fingers’ is an expression for good gardeners.
a. Wrong. This means to be in a sulky or bad mood.