Idioms & Proverbs Worksheet-1

Idioms & Proverbs Worksheet-1


Find the correct meaning of the underlined idioms.

  1. It's raining cats and dogs today. We will have to cancel our field trip.

A. It's sunny.

B. Cats and dogs are playing in the rain.

C. It's raining heavily.

D. It's very warm.


  1. Everyone in the town knows that Mr. Sheth has a heart of gold.

A. Mr. Sheth is a selfish person.

B. Mr. Sheth has lots of gold.

C. Mr. Sheth is a very kind and honest person.

D. Mr. Sheth has a heart problem.


  1. "How long can I help you with your work?" "Sooner or later you would have to learn to stand on your own two feet."

A. to take responsibilities

B. to learn how to walk

C. to learn how to talk

D. to help someone


  1. The population of Somerville city is increasing by leaps and bounds.

A. slowly                                         B. accidentally

C. similarly                                    D. rapidly


  1. After completing his 3-year jail sentence, he is as straight as an arrow.

A. To straighten an arrow.         B. To stay out of trouble.

C. To stay in trouble.                   D. To become an arrow.


  1. John got a new job that is very well paying. He is making money hand over fist.

A. Making a lot of money fast.

B. Making a little bit of money.

C. Making a hand of paper money.

D. Make money on a bad job.


  1. When his whole argument was proven completely wrong, he was eating a humble pie.

A. To be proven wrong.

B. To be proven correct.

C. To prove someone wrong.

D. To eat a pie after an argument.


  1. President and its opposition party strike a deal on health care issues but still disagree on everything else.

A. Disagree                                    B. Have fun

C. Come to an agreement           D. Avoid helping


  1. Management decided a month ago to close this plant. However, employees were left in the dark. They learned about it at the last moment.

A. Make fun                                   B. Disclose incorrect information

C. Tell lie                                        D. Not give the necessary information


  1. If this effort fails, we will have to go back to square one and start with a new strategy to win.

A. Finish a job                               B. Returned to the end

C. Earn a degree                           D. Returned to the beginning


Answer Key:

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