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Idioms Quiz: Law 2

Many idioms are based on the Law, and crime and punishment. 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. face the music

James will have to face the music when he
  1. goes to a concert
  2. goes to hospital
  3. goes to court
more about this idiom: face the music

2. fall from grace

One of world's best-known boxers fell from grace because he
  1. won the world heavyweight title
  2. was found guilty of rape
  3. had tattoos on his face
more about this idiom: fall from grace

3. feather your own nest

Government officials in the Republic of Amoralia feather their own nests by
  1. catching birds
  2. taking bribes
  3. working hard
more about this idiom: feather your own nest

4. 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

5. keep your nose clean

If George doesn't keep his nose clean he'll
  1. get sick
  2. go to jail
  3. get smelly
more about this idiom: keep your nose clean

6. lay down the law

If someone lays down the law, they tell people what they have to do in a
  1. quiet and gentle way
  2. funny and lively way
  3. serious and stern way
more about this idiom: lay down the law

7. mend your ways

If Harry doesn't mend his ways, he could
  1. get some new ones
  2. end up in jail
  3. be very successful
more about this idiom: mend your ways

8. red tape

The red tape makes getting government approval take
  1. a long time
  2. a short time
  3. a good time
more about this idiom: red tape

9. the jury is still out

The jury's still out on whether the new drug works because
  1. the jury is still doing some tests
  2. people being tested aren't getting sick
  3. the test results are still being analysed
more about this idiom: the jury is still out

10. under the table

Newspapers reported that some basketball referees have received under-the-table payments for
  1. refereeing their games
  2. influencing the score in some games
  3. playing golf in their free time
more about this idiom: under the table

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