Idioms and Phrases Exercise No- 19

By | August 13, 2019

Study of idioms and phrases is very important to learn English language. We are providing 100 idiomatic expressions which can be said idioms examples. Through this idioms dictionary you will learn idioms and phrases English. So if you are searching for  10 idioms and their meanings with sentences, 20 idioms with their meanings and sentences you are at a right place. These 1000 English phrases are going to prove oxford dictionary of English idioms. These  can be downloaded as idioms and phrases pdf. So Enjoy this phrases list.


Choose the exact meaning of the idioms/phrases given on the italic form.

1.To cut the crackle

 (a) to stop talking and start

(b) to dig a well

 (c) to annoy others

(d) to act in a friendly way

2. To give currency

(a) to give someone

(b) to pay much attention to

 (c) to carry heavy load to

(d) to offer bribe

3. To miss the boat

 (a) to miss an opportunity

(b) to feel lonely

 (c) to act like a coward

(d) to swim in a river

4. To have cold feet

 (a) to feel very cold

 (b) to pay much attention to

 (c) to be reluctant

 (d) to pour water on something

5. Blue blood

 (a) something impossible 

(b) an aristocrat

(c) something costly 

(d) a funny object.

6. At one’s wit’s end

(a) to be very witty

(b) to confuse others

(c) to be completely confused 

(d) to minimise expenses

7. To eat an humble pie

 (a) to eat cheap food 

(b) to eat slowly

(c) to swallow one’s pride and apologise for doing something  wrong

 (d) to defy authority

8. A snake in the grass

 (a) a very poisonous snake

 (b) a secret agent

 (c) an unrecognisable enemy or Danger

 (d) not a reliable person

9. To turn over a new leaf

 (a) to change one’s behaviour for the better

 (b) to read something attentively

 (c) to remain vigilant

 (d) to be careful

10. To hold a candle to

 (a) to be nearly as good as someone in his/her absence

 (b) to light up a candle

 (c) to find out the true intention

 (d) to support someone

11. Black sheep

 (a) a costly item

(b) a dark shiny object

 (c) an unworthy person

(d) a funny man

12. Oily tongue

 (a) flattery

(b) hungry person

 (c) strong critic

(d) rich food

13. Lion’s share

 (a) no share at all

(b) greater share of a thing

 (c) miserly 

(d) very small item

14. Pillar to post

 (a) one place to another 

(b) very tiresome journey

 (c) main supports of a building 

(d) clumsy looking objects

15. To bury the hatchet

 (a) to dispute over small things 

(b) to destroy

 (c) to make tip a quarrel 

(d) to repair a costly furniture


1.a                   2.b

3.a                   4.c

5.b                   6.c

7.c                   8.c

9.a                   10.a

11.c                 12.a

13.b                 14.a


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