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Idioms Quiz: Body 8

This quiz tests you on body idioms.

1. put your foot in your mouth

I really put my foot in my mouth. I felt

a. my foot

b. so happy

c. so embarrassed

2. rack your brains | rack you brain

Sometimes I have to rack my brains if I want to

a. relax and go to sleep

b. think of a phone number

c. hide what I'm feeling

3. see eye to eye

If you see eye to eye with someone you

a. like them very much

b. have the same opinion about something

c. argue with them a lot about something

4. shoot yourself in the foot

The head of the football association shot himself in the foot

a. by telling a racist joke

b. by making some good decisions

c. by playing around with a gun

5. stick out like a sore thumb | stand out like a sore thumb

When Hector went to the dance club he stuck out like a sore thumb because he was the only person there who

a. had a swollen thumb

b. was over fifty years old

c. was wearing brown socks

6. teething problems | teething troubles

The project went through the usual teething troubles

a. early on

b. later on

c. at the end

7. the gift of the gab | the gift of gab

Sally's got the gift of the gab, so she'd make a good

a. high school teacher

b. gardener

c. horse trainer

8. the upper hand

With three weeks to go until the election, the Democrats have the upper hand. If things stay like this, they'll

a. lose the election

b. win the election

c. contest the election

9. up in arms

Many patients are up in arms over the

a. low cost of the drugs they need

b. high cost of the drugs they need

c. high quality of the drugs they need

10. up to your neck | up to your eyeballs

If you're up to your neck in work, you

a. have a lot to do

b. have nearly finished it

c. need a bigger office

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1. put your foot in your mouth - I really put my foot in my mouth. I felt: a) my foot b) so happy c) so embarrassed

2. rack your brains | rack you brain - Sometimes I have to rack my brains if I want to: a) relax and go to sleep b) think of a phone number c) hide what I'm feeling

3. see eye to eye - If you see eye to eye with someone you: a) like them very much b) have the same opinion about something c) argue with them a lot about something

4. shoot yourself in the foot - The head of the football association shot himself in the foot: a) by telling a racist joke b) by making some good decisions c) by playing around with a gun

5. stick out like a sore thumb | stand out like a sore thumb - When Hector went to the dance club he stuck out like a sore thumb because he was the only person there who: a) had a swollen thumb b) was over fifty years old c) was wearing brown socks

6. teething problems | teething troubles - The project went through the usual teething troubles: a) early on b) later on c) at the end

7. the gift of the gab | the gift of gab - Sally's got the gift of the gab, so she'd make a good: a) high school teacher b) gardener c) horse trainer

8. the upper hand - With three weeks to go until the election, the Democrats have the upper hand. If things stay like this, they'll: a) lose the election b) win the election c) contest the election

9. up in arms - Many patients are up in arms over the: a) low cost of the drugs they need b) high cost of the drugs they need c) high quality of the drugs they need

10. up to your neck | up to your eyeballs - If you're up to your neck in work, you: a) have a lot to do b) have nearly finished it c) need a bigger office

Contributor: Matt Errey