We use idioms all the time in conversation. They're combinations of words or phrases with figurative meanings, like kick the bucket or it's raining cats and dogs. Take this quiz to find out how many idioms you know.
"An arm and a leg" means they cost a lot.
"Let the cat out of the bag" means a person revealed a secret.
"Burning the midnight oil" means staying up late working.
To feel under the weather is to be sick.
If something happens once in a blue moon, it happens rarely.
It may seem ironic, but "break a leg" is a wish of good luck.
To have second thoughts means to have doubt or hesitation about something.
"Safe and sound" is one of the more straightforward idioms.
If they were up in arms, they were pretty upset.
When something happens out of the blue, it happens suddenly and unexpectedly.
Since the restaurant is off the beaten path, not many people know about or go to it.
The quality went downhill, so it's not doing so well anymore.
He probably wasn't a literal pain in the neck but was just an annoyance.
If somebody wouldn't be caught dead doing something, that person would never do it.
The ball is in their court, so it's their turn to make a decision.
Getting her foot in the door was the first step she took in getting to her career goals.
If he was a basket case, he was unstable or impaired in some way.
A blessing in disguise may seem negative at first, but is actually a stroke of good fortune.
If Marcus hits rock bottom, he's at the lowest point in his life.
To get your act together means to be more organized and effective.
"Speak of the devil" is another form of the idiom "speak of the devil, and he shall appear."
"The more the merrier" means the more people or objects involved in something, the better it becomes.
To see eye to eye means think similarly or agree with someone.
Someone who is out of line is behaving inappropriately.
If he has his heart set on it, he is focused and dedicated to making it happen.
They may have been nervous about it, but they committed to it and took the plunge.
The phrase "only a matter a time" means something is sure to happen, and it's only a question of when it will happen.
If something is a breath of fresh air, it's new, different and welcome.
To "make do" means to deal with whatever is available.
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