Idioms and Phrases Exercise No- 6 (Miscellaneous)

By | May 1, 2019

Study of idioms and phrases is very important to learn the 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 the right place. These 1000 English phrases are going to prove the Oxford dictionary of English idioms. These can be downloaded as idioms and phrases pdf. So Enjoy this phrases list.


Practice Set Choose the option that describes the meaning of each of the following idioms and phrases:

1. To lose one bearing

(a) to become sick and tired
(b) to lose one’s strength
(c) to become hopeless
(d) to make clean and tidy

2. To keep one’s temper

(a) to become angry
(b) to be in a good mood
(c) to preserve one’s energy
(d) to be a toot from
(e) none of these

3. To draw the line

(a) to decide one’s occupation
(b) to prepare for a battle
(c) to set limits
(d) to withdraw from activity

4. Right-hand man

(a) most efficient assistant
(b) a foolish person
(c) an honest person
(d) one who cannot use his hand

5. A pipe dream

(a) a bad dream
(b) a pleasant dream
(c) an impracticable plan
(d) a foolish idea

6. The green-eyed monster

(a) the creature of the sea
(b) animal with green eyes
(c) personal jealousy
(d) to get Into trouble

7. Dog in the manger

(a) a person who has no home
(b) a person who is not liked by others
(c) a person who prevents others from enjoying something useless to him
(d) a person who puts himself in difficulty on account of other people

8. Will 0 the wisp

(a) to act in a childish way
(b) to act in a foolish way
(c) anything which eludes or deceives
(d) to have desires unbacked by efforts

9. To bite the dust

(a) to be defeated in a battle
(b) to learn a lesson
(c) to be ashamed of
(d) to work very hard

10. To get into hot waters

(a) to suffer a financial loss
(b) to be impatient
(c) to get into trouble
(d) to be in a confused state of mind


1.(c) to become hopeless
2. (b) to be in a good mood
3. (c) to set limits
4. (a) most efficient assistant
5. (c) an impracticable plan
6.(c) personal jealousy
7. (c) a person who prevents others from enjoying something useless to him
8. (c) anything which eludes or deceives
9. (a) to be defeated in a battle
10. (c) to get into trouble

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