Idioms Quiz: Body 9

This quiz tests you on body idioms.

1. vent your spleen

The team's manager walked up to referee after the game and vented his spleen because he thought the referee had

a. been very fair in his decisions

b. given his team too many free kicks

c. made bad decisions that caused his team to lose

2. vote with your feet

If people are voting with their feet, they are

a. using their feet to write on ballot papers

b. using their actions to express their preferences

c. going to vote on foot instead of driving

3. warts and all

The Kurt Cobain biography is good because it's a real warts and all account of his life, and it doesn't try to

a. show the more disturbing parts of his life

b. hide the more disturbing parts of his life

c. show his weaknesses as well as his strengths

4. wash your hands of something

Many sponsors washed their hands of the sport of cycling because

a. they cut their advertising budgets

b. of drug use among the cyclists

c. cycling was becoming more popular

5. weak at the knees

Carlos gasped and went weak at the knees when he realised he had

a. put a little bit too much sugar in his tea

b. forgotten to tie one of his shoelaces

c. lost his passport, money and credit cards

6. wear your heart on your sleeve

Benny always wears his heart on his sleeve, so it'll be easy to know

a. what he's wearing

b. what he's feeling

c. what he's hiding

7. wet behind the ears

Young Bobby is still wet behind the ears, but he'll soon

a. be dry behind the ears

b. get some experience

c. make new friends

8. work your socks off | work your tail off

His exam's on Monday, so Paul will have to work his socks off if he

a. wants to cheat

b. wants to pass

c. doesn't want to pass

9. yellow-bellied

The other kids called Jack a yellow-bellied snake because he

a. told the teacher who cheated

b. wouldn't say who cheated

c. didn't know who cheated

10. young at heart

Wendy is sixty-five, but she's still young at heart. She still

a. has a youthful spirit

b. has a healthy heart

c. looks young

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1. vent your spleen - The team's manager walked up to referee after the game and vented his spleen because he thought the referee had: a) been very fair in his decisions b) given his team too many free kicks c) made bad decisions that caused his team to lose

2. vote with your feet - If people are voting with their feet, they are: a) using their feet to write on ballot papers b) using their actions to express their preferences c) going to vote on foot instead of driving

3. warts and all - The Kurt Cobain biography is good because it's a real warts and all account of his life, and it doesn't try to: a) show the more disturbing parts of his life b) hide the more disturbing parts of his life c) show his weaknesses as well as his strengths

4. wash your hands of something - Many sponsors washed their hands of the sport of cycling because: a) they cut their advertising budgets b) of drug use among the cyclists c) cycling was becoming more popular

5. weak at the knees - Carlos gasped and went weak at the knees when he realised he had: a) put a little bit too much sugar in his tea b) forgotten to tie one of his shoelaces c) lost his passport, money and credit cards

6. wear your heart on your sleeve - Benny always wears his heart on his sleeve, so it'll be easy to know: a) what he's wearing b) what he's feeling c) what he's hiding

7. wet behind the ears - Young Bobby is still wet behind the ears, but he'll soon: a) be dry behind the ears b) get some experience c) make new friends

8. work your socks off | work your tail off - His exam's on Monday, so Paul will have to work his socks off if he: a) wants to cheat b) wants to pass c) doesn't want to pass

9. yellow-bellied - The other kids called Jack a yellow-bellied snake because he: a) told the teacher who cheated b) wouldn't say who cheated c) didn't know who cheated

10. young at heart - Wendy is sixty-five, but she's still young at heart. She still: a) has a youthful spirit b) has a healthy heart c) looks young

Contributor: Matt Errey