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  • Q1

    Match the following idioms with their correct meanings.

    IDIOMS

    MEANINGS

    Adding fuel to the fire

    All day or all the time

    Around the clock

    I cannot understand it even a bit

    A penny saved is a penny earned

    An extremely easy task

    All Greek to me

    Saving money is wise

    A piece of cake

    Making a bad situation worse

    Lending a hand

    Be in trouble

    Be in hot water

    Very rarely

    Once in a blue moon

    Without any support

    Out on a limb

    Very dear

    Apple of the eye

    To help someone

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    IDIOMS

    MEANINGS

    Adding fuel to the fire

    Making a bad situation worse

    Around the clock

    All day or all the time

    A penny saved is a penny earned

    Saving money is wise

    All Greek to me

    I cannot understand it even a bit

    A piece of cake

    An extremely easy task

    Lending a hand

    To help someone

    Be in hot water

    Be in trouble

    Once in a blue moon

    Very rarely

    Out on a limb

    Without any support

    Apple of the eye

    Very dear

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  • Q2

    Fill in the blanks with the correct idioms.

    1. My cousin Sara was __________ when my uncle bought her a new computer.

    2. When Martha returned from the beauty parlour, she looked__________

    3. Everyone asked me to change my decision but I stood __________ in my decision.

    4. Peter was not only selfish and heartless but also __________

    5. When the judge recounted the gruesome and gory details of his heinous crime the criminal turned __________

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. My cousin Sara was as proud as a peacock when my uncle bought her a new computer.

    2. When Martha returned from the beauty parlour, she looked as fair as a rose.

    3. Everyone asked me to change my decision but I stood as firm as a rock in my decision.

    4. Peter was not only selfish and heartless but also as cunning as a fox.

    5. When the judge recounted the gruesome and gory details of his heinous crime the criminal turned as dumb as a statue.

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  • Q3

    Fill in the blanks with suitable idioms.

    1. On seeing the tiger, Roger became _______.

    2. The tortoise’s shell is ________.

    3. Sharon runs ________.

    4. Her plates and glasses look _____.

    5. Her behaviour towards everyone is _______.

    6. Although the teacher demanded an explanation, the student remained standing ________.

    7. The man convicted of criminal offence turned out to be _______.

    8. My boss’ behaviour towards his employees is ________.

    9. After losing his job, Edward has become ________.

    10. Ann always comes to school _____.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. On seeing the tiger, Roger became as pale as death.

    2. The tortoise’s shell is as hard as stone.

    3. Sharon runs as fast as a hare.

    4. Her plates and glasses look as bright as silver.

    5. Her behaviour towards everyone is as good as gold.

    6. Although the teacher demanded an explanation, the student remained standing as dumb as a statue.

    7. The man convicted of criminal offence turned out to be as innocent as a dove.

    8. My boss’ behaviour towards his employees is as dry as dust.

    9. After losing his job, Edward has become as bitter as a gall.

    10. Ann always comes to school as happy as a lark.

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  • Q4

    Fill in the blanks with suitable idiomatic comparisons:

    1. Robert is _____________ and does not obey his teachers.

    2. The collector decided to take a step that would be______________.

    3. The car engine which was ___________caused the breakdown.

    4. Mary is very kind-hearted. She is _______________.

    5. Having finished my task for the day, I felt ____________.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. as obstinate as a mule

    2. as firm as a rock.

    3. as hot as fire

    4. as gentle as a lamb.

    5. as light as a feather.

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  • Q5

    Fill in the blanks with idiomatic comparisons:

    1. As pale as ___________.

    2. As hard as ___________.

    3. As fast as ___________.

    4. As bright as ___________.

    5. As good as ___________.

    6. As dumb as ___________.

    7. As innocent as ___________.

    8. As dry as ___________.

    9. As bitter as ___________.

    10. As happy as ___________.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. death.

    2. a stone.

    3. hare.

    4. silver

    5. gold.

    6. a statue.

    7. a dove.

    8. dust.

    9. gall.

    10. a lark.

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