Idioms 2
If you hear someone talking about 'the bee's knees' they might be talking about the knees of a bee but it is much more likely they mean that something is the best of its kind!

Idioms 2

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An idiom is an expression with a different meaning than its literal one, e.g. if something is hard to find you may say it's like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Idioms make English more interesting and help you understand the meaning of the words.

Put your best foot forward and have a go at this quiz all about idioms!

1.
Which one means 'unlikely to happen'?
A pig in a poke
Pig-headed
Pig-iron
Pigs might fly
Idiom picture is pigs with wings - but what does it mean?
2.
Which expression means 'doesn't fit in'?
A kettle of fish
Fish out of water
Other fish to fry
Swim like a fish
3.
Which phrase means 'just'?
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
A stitch in time saves nine
By the chattering of your teeth
By the skin of your teeth
I scored 45, passing the exam by the skin of my teeth
4.
Which one means 'to become angry'?
To see blue
To see green
To see red
To see white
Like a bull charging at a red cloth perhaps
5.
Which idiom means 'to be the best'?
A hornet's nest
The bee's knees
The bee's sting
The wasp's nest
An idiom creates a picture with no clue to its meaning
6.
Which idiom means 'an unsuccessful search'?
A wild bird chase
A wild duck chase
A wild goose chase
A wild swan chase
Literally you would run after a goose!
7.
Which one means 'to cause disagreement'?
Bone of content
Bone of contentedness
Bone of contention
Bone of contentment
8.
Which one exaggerates a problem?
Making a molehill out of a mountain
Making a mountain out of a molehill
Making a pebble out of a rock
Making an acorn out of an oak
9.
Which expression means 'you need to do better'?
Pull your sock up
Pull your socks up
Put a sock in it
Sock it to them
Use some idioms to vary expression in your writing
10.
Which one means 'very bored'?
Bored to cry
Bored to laugh
Bored to smile
Bored to tears
Author:  Sue Daish

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