Are you the king or queen of idioms? Well, we've got a challenging English quiz for you today, where we ask you to complete idioms of the English language, as well as ask you some questions about others. Are you ready for a linguistic challenge?
True or False: If you bell the cat, you try to do something that is very easy.
If someone is abandoned when they are in trouble, they are thrown to the ____.
A difficult problem is a ____ of fish.
A sitting ____ is an easy target for criticism.
True or False: If you grab the bull by its tail, you're dealing with a problem directly.
If you have a ____ in your bonnet, you keep talking about something over and over.
If someone leads you up the garden path, they are...
Helping you solve something
Helping you find something
If a project is kicked into the long grass, it is...
Getting sidelined due to problems.
Getting shifted into high-gear.
If you take coals to ____, you do something that is unnecessary.
A Pyrrhic victory is a victory in which...
Everyone in the losing side is killed
The victor lost so much it's like a defeat
A victory where one side lost no soldiers
A postman's holiday is a holiday in which...
You do the same work you usually do
You take exactly one week off
Someone takes over your job while you're away
When someone treads the boards, they are...
Appearing as a theater actor
Appearing as a ballet dancer
Working as a police officer
Unfortunately these idioms escaped you, and you may want to do some more reading in your spare time to refresh some of these sayings and idioms in your mind. Perhaps then you'd like to give it another go.
While you didn't get them all, you've shown some experience and knowledge regarding English idioms, so you can count yourself above average when it comes to English idioms!
When it comes to English idioms - You are an expert! You've definitely given our quiz a bad beating, and we'll have to go back to the drawing board to think of a harder challenge for next time! Congrats on acing our quiz!