Idioms Practice 3

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Idioms Practice 3
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When the politician was caught stealing from the taxpayers, everyone thought he would receive a severe punishment, but all he got was a slap on the wrist.
He did not receive a punishment.
He received a light punishment.
He was physically attacked.
He received a severe punishment.
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What does the idiom "slap on the wrist" mean in your own words?
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We thought that our neighbor's, the Jones family, were rich beyond our wildest dreams, but it turns out that we're all in the same boat.
They have to learn to share with one another.
The Jones family is much richer than the speaker's family.
They are in very similar situations.
The Jones family is much poorer than the speaker's family.
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What does the idiom "all in the same boat" mean in your own words?
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If Kim thinks that I'm going to let her copy my math homework, she's barking up the wrong tree.
Kim is asking the wrong person.
Kim is threatening the speaker.
Kim is going to be rewarded for her efforts.
Kim is asking in a loud and rude manner.
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What does the idiom "bark up the wrong tree" mean in your own words?
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The Vikings thought that they would easily beat the other team, but when it was tied with one minute left in the fourth quarter, they knew that this game was going to come down to the wire.
The outcome of the game will not be clear until the end.
The Vikings are probably going to lose the game.
The Vikings need to communicate better in order to win.
The Vikings are certain to win the game.
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What does the idiom "come down to the wire" mean in your own words?
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I thought Janet would be a good worker, but it turns out that she can't cut the mustard.
She spends too much time on her lunch breaks.
She can't perform the necessary duties.
She is doing better than the person who came before her.
She has exceeded the speaker's expectations.
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What does the idiom "cut the mustard" mean in your own words?
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Tom wanted to get down to brass tacks, but the lawyer kept chatting about the weather.
Tom wanted to brag about his accomplishments.
Tom wanted to talk about office supplies.
Tom wanted the meeting to end.
Tom wanted to talk about important issues.
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What does the idiom "get down to brass tacks" mean in your own words?
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The lawyer knew that beating around the bush would get Tom all worked up.
The lawyer wanted to stall and waste time.
The lawyer wanted to bring up Tom's personal issues.
The lawyer wanted to distract and mislead Tom.
The lawyer wanted to deal with important matters.
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What does the idiom "beat around the bush" mean in your own words?
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After playing for three straight quarters, the quarterback was running out of steam.
The quarterback was getting energized.
The quarterback was getting angry.
The quarterback was getting tired.
The quarterback was getting calmer.
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What does the idiom "run out of steam" mean in your own words?
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Don't get so worked up, Kevin. She's only pulling your leg.
She is physically attacking Kevin.
She is teasing or fooling Kevin.
She is trying to slow down Kevin.
She is nagging or trying to persuade Kevin.
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What does the idiom "pull one's leg" mean in your own words?
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Jane decided that she would go out on a limb and ask Byron to the Spring Fling dance.
She ask him before someone else does.
She would make a scene.
She would take him somewhere beautiful.
She would take a risk.
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What does the idiom "go out on a limb" mean in your own words?
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Jimbo was too tired to finish the assignment, so he decided to hit the hay.
To call a friend
To go to sleep
To work harder
To exercise
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What does the idiom "hit the hay" mean in your own words?
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Alan was excited to learn that he would have a private parking spot at the university, but that was just the icing on the cake.
He would soon be disappointed by the university.
He would receive greater benefits than the parking spot.
The university would give free desserts to Alan.
The university was keeping a dark secret from Alan.
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What does the idiom "icing on the cake" mean in your own words?
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Ever since Amy's uncle bought the farm, she's been faced with the difficult decision of dividing the inheritance amongst the family.
Amy's uncle has left the family to pursue his dreams.
Amy's uncle has retired.
Amy's uncle has moved to another country.
Amy's uncle had died.
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What does the idiom "buy the farm" mean in your own words?
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At first working at the Clogger's Burgers was overwhelming to Kyle, but now he knows the ropes.
He learned how to control his feelings.
He learned how to manipulate his boss.
He learned how to climb in the children's play area.
He learned how to perform his duties.
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What does the idiom "know the ropes" mean in your own words?
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Julie thought her mom would let her go to the party, but no dice.
Julie is not allowed to play certain games.
Julie's mother did not allow her to go.
Julie can go, but she must be home early.
Julie's mother enforces a strict dress code.
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What does the idiom "no dice" mean in your own words?
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