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Idioms Quiz: Mixed 7

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1. a raw deal

Stan thinks he got a raw deal from his insurance company, so he's writing a letter
  1. to thank them
  2. to complain to them
  3. to congratulate them
more about this idiom: a raw deal

2. a vote of confidence

Stanley saw it as a vote of confidence in his abilities when the manager asked him to
  1. think about getting another job
  2. manage the new office in Beijing
  3. bring him a glass of water
more about this idiom: a vote of confidence

3. all hell broke loose

All hell broke loose after
  1. a girl pulled out a phone
  2. a guy pulled out a gun
  3. a dentist pulled out a tooth
more about this idiom: all hell broke loose

4. carte blanche

He was given carte blanche to teach the new staff
  1. exactly the way he was told to
  2. according to the guidelines
  3. using whatever methods he liked
more about this idiom: carte blanche

5. each to their own

Someone might say "each to their own" when they see or hear about something that they think is
  1. completely normal
  2. probably stolen
  3. a bit strange
more about this idiom: each to their own

6. get a word in edgeways | edgewise

Sam couldn't get a word in edgeways because Cindy was
  1. playing music
  2. listening too much
  3. talking too much
more about this idiom: get a word in edgeways | edgewise

7. keep up with the Joneses

I know Keith worries about keeping up with the Joneses because he never
  1. wears clothes that show the brand
  2. goes out without putting on his Rolex
  3. notices how expensive someone's shoes are
more about this idiom: keep up with the Joneses

8. neither here nor there

Our boss says a person's private life is neither here nor there if
  1. they have nowhere to live
  2. they do a good job
  3. it affects their performance at work
more about this idiom: neither here nor there

9. take something the wrong way

Gary took what I said the wrong way, and he looked
  1. really happy
  2. very excited
  3. quite upset
more about this idiom: take something the wrong way

10. the worse for wear

My car is a bit the worse for wear because
  1. I just got it back from the garage
  2. I forgot to wear my seatbelt
  3. I recently drove it around Australia
more about this idiom: the worse for wear

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