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Idioms Quiz: Body 9

Many idioms are based on the human body, body parts and 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. vent your spleen

The team's manager walked up to referee after the game and vented his spleen because he thought the referee had
  1. been very fair in his decisions
  2. given his team too many free kicks
  3. made bad decisions that caused his team to lose
more about this idiom: vent your spleen

2. vote with your feet

If people are voting with their feet, they are
  1. using their feet to write on ballot papers
  2. using their actions to express their preferences
  3. going to vote on foot instead of driving
more about this idiom: vote with your feet

3. warts and all

The Kurt Cobain biography is good because it's a real warts and all account of his life, and it doesn't try to
  1. show the more disturbing parts of his life
  2. hide the more disturbing parts of his life
  3. show his weaknesses as well as his strengths
more about this idiom: warts and all

4. wash your hands of something

Many sponsors washed their hands of the sport of cycling because
  1. they cut their advertising budgets
  2. of drug use among the cyclists
  3. cycling was becoming more popular
more about this idiom: wash your hands of something

5. weak at the knees

Carlos gasped and went weak at the knees when he realised he had
  1. put a little bit too much sugar in his tea
  2. forgotten to tie one of his shoelaces
  3. lost his passport, money and credit cards
more about this idiom: weak at the knees

6. wear your heart on your sleeve

Benny always wears his heart on his sleeve, so it'll be easy to know
  1. what he's wearing
  2. what he's feeling
  3. what he's hiding
more about this idiom: wear your heart on your sleeve

7. wet behind the ears

Young Bobby is still wet behind the ears, but he'll soon
  1. be dry behind the ears
  2. get some experience
  3. make new friends
more about this idiom: wet behind the ears

8. work your socks off | work your tail off

His exam's on Monday, so Paul will have to work his socks off if he
  1. wants to cheat
  2. wants to pass
  3. doesn't want to pass

9. yellow-bellied

The other kids called Jack a yellow-bellied snake because he
  1. told the teacher who cheated
  2. wouldn't say who cheated
  3. didn't know who cheated
more about this idiom: yellow-bellied

10. young at heart

Wendy is sixty-five, but she's still young at heart. She still
  1. has a youthful spirit
  2. has a healthy heart
  3. looks young
more about this idiom: young at heart

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