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Idioms Quiz: Clothing 2

This quiz tests you on clothing idioms.

1. off the cuff

Professor Sacks had to give the lecture off the cuff because

a. the microphone was broken

b. he couldn't speak English

c. he was filling in for someone who was ill

2. old hat

Karen thinks my ideas on waiting until after you finish university before travelling overseas are really old hat. She says it's the sort of thing her

a. grandparents would think

b. cousins would think

c. nephews and nieces would think

3. pull your socks up

His teacher told Jason to pull his socks up because

a. they didn't look good

b. he was studying too much

c. his grades weren't good enough

4. quaking in your boots

Jimmy was quaking in his boots as he

a. went to make his first parachute jump

b. ran to his teammates after kicking a goal

c. danced to his favourite singer's new song

5. rags to riches

This girl I knew in high school has had an unusual life. She went from rags to riches after she

a. got a job in a bank

b. lost millions of dollars gambling

c. became a top international model

6. talk through your hat

Our biology teacher says evolution is a fact, and that people who say it isn't real are talking through their hats. He says these people

a. are simply wrong

b. have evidence to prove it

c. understand science

7. the jewel in the crown

The jewel in the crown of Sir Humphrey's priceless collection of modern art is

a. Pablo Picasso's "Boy with a Pipe"

b. a statue of Sir Humphrey's favourite horse

c. a finger painting by Sir Humphrey's youngest grandson

8. tighten your belt

Carly will have to tighten her belt because

a. she's been putting on weight

b. she's lost her job

c. she's short of time

9. 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

10. 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

NB: you can also print this quiz on paper.

1. off the cuff - Professor Sacks had to give the lecture off the cuff because: a) the microphone was broken b) he couldn't speak English c) he was filling in for someone who was ill

2. old hat - Karen thinks my ideas on waiting until after you finish university before travelling overseas are really old hat. She says it's the sort of thing her: a) grandparents would think b) cousins would think c) nephews and nieces would think

3. pull your socks up - His teacher told Jason to pull his socks up because: a) they didn't look good b) he was studying too much c) his grades weren't good enough

4. quaking in your boots - Jimmy was quaking in his boots as he: a) went to make his first parachute jump b) ran to his teammates after kicking a goal c) danced to his favourite singer's new song

5. rags to riches - This girl I knew in high school has had an unusual life. She went from rags to riches after she: a) got a job in a bank b) lost millions of dollars gambling c) became a top international model

6. talk through your hat - Our biology teacher says evolution is a fact, and that people who say it isn't real are talking through their hats. He says these people: a) are simply wrong b) have evidence to prove it c) understand science

7. the jewel in the crown - The jewel in the crown of Sir Humphrey's priceless collection of modern art is: a) Pablo Picasso's "Boy with a Pipe" b) a statue of Sir Humphrey's favourite horse c) a finger painting by Sir Humphrey's youngest grandson

8. tighten your belt - Carly will have to tighten her belt because: a) she's been putting on weight b) she's lost her job c) she's short of time

9. 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

10. 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

Contributor: Matt Errey