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Idioms Quiz: Body 4

Many idioms are based on the human body, or parts of the body, or bodily functions. Test your knowledge of English idioms with the questions below. To learn more about an individual idiom, click on the "more about this idiom" link.

1. easy on the eye

The designs that are easy on the eye sell best to
  1. young people who like exciting designs
  2. older people who like relaxing designs
  3. rich people who like expensive designs
more about this idiom: easy on the eye

2. elbow grease

It takes a lot of elbow grease to
  1. clean a hospital ward
  2. teach an English class
  3. come up with a good plan
more about this idiom: elbow grease

3. eyes like a hawk

Which of these people would need eyes like a hawk?
  1. a pilot who searches for lost people
  2. a sound engineer who records music
  3. a chef who makes cakes and desserts
more about this idiom: eyes like a hawk

4. face to face

Monica and Sam first met face to face
  1. in an online chatroom
  2. at a party in Paris
  3. over the phone
more about this idiom: face to face

5. feel the pinch

Most people have been feeling the pinch because of
  1. falling prices
  2. steady prices
  3. rising prices
more about this idiom: feel the pinch

6. find your feet

Do you think Shamilah has found her feet yet, or is she
  1. still learning how to walk?
  2. still getting used to everything?
  3. still lookin for them?
more about this idiom: find your feet

7. get it off your chest

Alex had been worrying about it, and he needed to get it off his chest so he went to
  1. work out at the gym
  2. talk to his priest
  3. see a skin doctor
more about this idiom: get it off your chest

8. get off on the wrong foot

Peter got off on the wrong foot on his date with Wendy when
  1. he made her laugh at a joke
  2. he ordered an expensive bottle of wine
  3. he knocked over a glass of water
more about this idiom: get off on the wrong foot

9. go over your head

If someone decides to go over your head to get something, they could go to
  1. your computer
  2. your boss
  3. your assistant
more about this idiom: go over your head

10. grease someone's palm

It was obvious that many people had greased the chief of police's palm because he had
  1. become very poor
  2. become very rich
  3. become very greasy
more about this idiom: grease someone's palm

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