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Idioms Quiz: Health 2

Many idioms are based on health. 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. recharge your batteries

Our manager has gone to recharge her batteries
  1. in the battery lounge
  2. in a luxury resort in Malaysia
  3. in a mental health facility
more about this idiom: recharge your batteries

2. sick as a dog

Gerry is as sick as a dog, so he should
  1. go to see a vet
  2. go to a hospital
  3. get a new dog
more about this idiom: sick as a dog

3. 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

4. teething problems | teething troubles

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

5. under the weather

Tom's been feeling under the weather for a couple of days, so he's
  1. going to see a doctor
  2. going to see a lawyer
  3. going to see a priest
more about this idiom: under the weather

6. verbal diarrhoea

There's this guy in our office who's got verbal diarrhoea. He must love
  1. the sound of his own voice
  2. talking about verbs
  3. writing in his diary
more about this idiom: verbal diarrhoea

7. vim and vigor

Politicians are advised to act as if they are full of vim and vigor so that voters will think they
  1. are healthy enough to lead the country
  2. have powerful connections
  3. are honest and trustworthy
more about this idiom: vim and vigor

8. 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

9. 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

10. You are what you eat.

My doctor said, "The most important thing to remember is that you are what you eat," and then told me to eat more
  1. bacon, hamburgers and hot dogs
  2. fruits, vegetables and fish
  3. chocolates, sweets and cookies
more about this idiom: You are what you eat.

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