Idioms & Proverbs Worksheet-3

Idioms & Proverbs Worksheet-3


Find the correct meaning of the underlined idioms.

  1. Amita thanked Deepak from the bottom of her heart for helping her.

A. unfriendly     B. falsely            C. angrily                    D. sincerely


  1. Last night Vanita's outstanding performance swept everyone off their feet.

A. To disappoint                           B. To underestimate

C. To impress greatly                  D. To make people angry


  1. I am going to brush up on my computer skills before the job interview.

A. to brush teeth                           B. to review

C. to dress warmly                       D. to disappear


  1. Rita was happy as a clam when she heard that she is going to the Disney land.

A. To look like a clam.                 B. To go places.

C. To make clam happy.             D. To be very happy.


  1. "If you don't change your behaviour no one will ever like you," said Doris, "You can mark my words."

A. To mark paper with words.

B. To be proven correct.

C. To be proven wrong.

D. To mark words on a wall.


  1. Ramesh never prepared for his speeches; they were always delivered on the fly.

A. Talk to a fly.

B. While flying.

C. To create something without planning ahead.

D. Deliver speech while flying.


  1. As a rule of thumb, you need two cups of water for each ounce of cake mix.

A. Far away                                   B. Approximately

C. For good cooking                      D. Accurately


  1. If not many people are watching the new play, the drama company will pull the plug on the play.

A. Prevent an activity from continuing

B. Help an activity

C. Fund more money

D. Burn it down


  1. Jaya is promoted because she is always ready to go the extra mile to solve the problems.

A. To be a lazy person

B. Enjoy a job

C. To put extra effort

D. Bored at job


  1. The positive changes he made in the state legislature are already bearing fruit.

A. Redefine law

B. Produce successful results

C. Eat fruits

D. End up in failure


Answer Key:

(1)-D; (2)-C; (3)-B; (4)-D; (5)-B; (6)-C; (7)-B; (8)-A; (9)-C; (10)-B