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Idioms Quiz: Body 2

This quiz tests you on body idioms.

1. a knuckle sandwich

Kenny gave me a knuckle sandwich and I said,

a. "No thanks, I'm not hungry."

b. "Thanks, I needed that."

c. "Ouch! That hurt!"

2. a pain in the neck

Mark's being a pain in the neck this morning, so

a. I'll try to avoid him

b. I'll help him with his work

c. I'll give him a massage

3. a pat on the back

Mr Murdoch gave Jenny a pat on the back for

a. being late again

b. bringing him some coffee

c. doing such a good job

4. a shot in the arm

After a terrible start, the team was ready to quit. But after getting a shot in the arm from their coach's half-time team talk, they

a. felt better about losing

b. came back and won the game

c. were even worse than before

5. a sight for sore eyes

A water tap would be a sight for sore eyes after

a. fixing the plumbing all day

b. getting a poke in the eye

c. walking in the desert all day without water

6. a skeleton in the cupboard | closet

The newspaper revealed a skeleton in his cupboard when they did a story on

a. his failure to get into his high school football team

b. his arrest for selling illegal drugs in university

c. his sister's divorce from her first husband

7. a slap on the wrist

The judge gave her a slap on the wrist by sentencing her to

a. thirty years in jail

b. execution in the electric chair

c. a few hours of community service

8. a slip of the tongue

Debbie made a slip of the tongue when she said that

a. London is in England

b. Paris is in Spain

c. Moscow is in Russia

9. a weight off your shoulders

He has a lot to do this week, so Trevor said it'd be a real weight off his shoulders if I could

a. find him more to do

b. do the reports for him

c. take his backpack off

10. Achilles' heel

She's a good manager, but her Achilles' heel is

a. her good personality

b. her work experience

c. her poor English

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1. a knuckle sandwich - Kenny gave me a knuckle sandwich and I said,: a) "No thanks, I'm not hungry." b) "Thanks, I needed that." c) "Ouch! That hurt!"

2. a pain in the neck - Mark's being a pain in the neck this morning, so: a) I'll try to avoid him b) I'll help him with his work c) I'll give him a massage

3. a pat on the back - Mr Murdoch gave Jenny a pat on the back for: a) being late again b) bringing him some coffee c) doing such a good job

4. a shot in the arm - After a terrible start, the team was ready to quit. But after getting a shot in the arm from their coach's half-time team talk, they: a) felt better about losing b) came back and won the game c) were even worse than before

5. a sight for sore eyes - A water tap would be a sight for sore eyes after: a) fixing the plumbing all day b) getting a poke in the eye c) walking in the desert all day without water

6. a skeleton in the cupboard | closet - The newspaper revealed a skeleton in his cupboard when they did a story on: a) his failure to get into his high school football team b) his arrest for selling illegal drugs in university c) his sister's divorce from her first husband

7. a slap on the wrist - The judge gave her a slap on the wrist by sentencing her to: a) thirty years in jail b) execution in the electric chair c) a few hours of community service

8. a slip of the tongue - Debbie made a slip of the tongue when she said that: a) London is in England b) Paris is in Spain c) Moscow is in Russia

9. a weight off your shoulders - He has a lot to do this week, so Trevor said it'd be a real weight off his shoulders if I could: a) find him more to do b) do the reports for him c) take his backpack off

10. Achilles' heel - She's a good manager, but her Achilles' heel is: a) her good personality b) her work experience c) her poor English

Contributor: Matt Errey