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Idioms Quiz: Weather

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1. (it's) raining cats and dogs

It's raining cats and dogs, so
  1. watch out for falling animals
  2. make sure you take an umbrella
  3. keep your pets inside
more about this idiom: (it's) raining cats and dogs

2. a fair-weather friend

You'll find out who your fair-weather friends are when you get
  1. rich and famous
  2. sick and depressed
  3. married and have kids
more about this idiom: a fair-weather friend

3. a ray of sunshine

The kids in the hospital had a ray of sunshine in their lives when
  1. some famous footballers visited them
  2. they were taken to sit outside in the sun
  3. the nurses checked their blood pressure
more about this idiom: a ray of sunshine

4. have your head in the clouds

William's head is in the clouds. He needs to
  1. take better care of himself
  2. be a bit more realistic
  3. stop thinking he's better than everyone else
more about this idiom: have your head in the clouds

5. make hay while the sun shines

I'd better make hay while the sun shines and do some work on my book
  1. while I have a bit of free time
  2. despite having so much else to do
  3. even though I don't feel like writing
more about this idiom: make hay while the sun shines

6. quick as a flash | quick as a wink | quick as lightning

His boss came into the office and quick as a wink Mark hit a key on his keyboard because he
  1. wanted to show off his keyboard skills
  2. was running short of time
  3. didn't want his boss to see what he was looking at

7. snowed under

I was so snowed under today that I had to
  1. wear extra warm clothes
  2. see a doctor
  3. cancel a meeting
more about this idiom: snowed under

8. under a cloud

If someone is under a cloud, they might
  1. take an umbrella in case it rains
  2. try to prove they're innocent
  3. stop and wait until it passes
more about this idiom: under a cloud

9. 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

10. weather a storm

If you weather a storm, you get through something that could have
  1. helped you
  2. excited you
  3. harmed you
more about this idiom: weather a storm

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