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Idioms Quiz: Body 8

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. put your foot in your mouth

I really put my foot in my mouth. I felt
  1. my foot
  2. so happy
  3. so embarrassed
more about this idiom: put your foot in your mouth

2. rack your brains | rack you brain

Sometimes I have to rack my brains if I want to
  1. relax and go to sleep
  2. think of a phone number
  3. hide what I'm feeling
more about this idiom: rack your brains | rack you brain

3. see eye to eye

If you see eye to eye with someone you
  1. like them very much
  2. have the same opinion about something
  3. argue with them a lot about something
more about this idiom: see eye to eye

4. shoot yourself in the foot

The head of the football association shot himself in the foot
  1. by telling a racist joke
  2. by making some good decisions
  3. by playing around with a gun
more about this idiom: shoot yourself in the foot

5. stick out like a sore thumb | stand out like a sore thumb

When Hector went to the dance club he stuck out like a sore thumb because he was the only person there who
  1. had a swollen thumb
  2. was over fifty years old
  3. was wearing brown socks

6. teething problems | teething troubles

The project went through the usual teething troubles
  1. early on
  2. later on
  3. at the end

7. the gift of the gab | the gift of gab

Sally's got the gift of the gab, so she'd make a good
  1. high school teacher
  2. gardener
  3. horse trainer

8. the upper hand

With three weeks to go until the election, the Democrats have the upper hand. If things stay like this, they'll
  1. lose the election
  2. win the election
  3. contest the election
more about this idiom: the upper hand

9. up in arms

Many patients are up in arms over the
  1. low cost of the drugs they need
  2. high cost of the drugs they need
  3. high quality of the drugs they need
more about this idiom: up in arms

10. up to your neck | up to your eyeballs

If you're up to your neck in work, you
  1. have a lot to do
  2. have nearly finished it
  3. need a bigger office

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