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Idioms Quiz: Mixed 5

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1. beyond a shadow of a doubt

Doctors say they are sure, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that
  1. fatty foods are good for you
  2. cigarettes are bad for you
  3. fruits and vegetables are bad for you
more about this idiom: beyond a shadow of a doubt

2. dot the i's and cross the t's

I've dotted the i's and crossed the t's, so there
  1. will be a few mistakes
  2. will be lots of mistakes
  3. shouldn't be any mistakes
more about this idiom: dot the i's and cross the t's

3. going great guns

Our school's basketball team is going great guns in the tournament. They have
  1. lost every game
  2. won two out of four games
  3. won every game
more about this idiom: going great guns

4. in someone's good books

I've been in Harry's good books ever since I
  1. crashed his car
  2. fixed his computer
  3. got drunk at his wedding
more about this idiom: in someone's good books

5. over the top

Some people thought the wedding was over the top, but I think it's alright to
  1. get married in a neighbourhood church
  2. get married in a medieval castle
  3. get married in a public park
more about this idiom: over the top

6. rub it in

If you make a mistake, and then someone rubs it in by talking about it, it'll make you
  1. feel worse about it
  2. feel better about it
  3. forget about it
more about this idiom: rub it in

7. the movers and shakers

The movers and shakers in the world of banking
  1. transport equipment to new banks
  2. work behind the counters in banks
  3. control banks and other financial institutes
more about this idiom: the movers and shakers

8. the pros and cons

We looked at the pros and cons of
  1. using old people as slaves
  2. eating poisonous mushrooms
  3. changing to a vegetarian diet
more about this idiom: the pros and cons

9. throw someone in at the deep end

Our new cook Wendy was thrown in at the deep end on her first day when she had to
  1. cook breakfast for a family of eight
  2. cater for a seminar of 200 people
  3. take the afternoon off
more about this idiom: throw someone in at the deep end

10. vis-a-vis

Stanley was looking for information on council regulations
  1. property vis-a-vis taxes
  2. vis-a-vis property taxes
  3. property taxes vis-a-vis
more about this idiom: vis-a-vis

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