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Idioms Quiz: Colours 1

This quiz tests you on colours idioms.

1. a red-letter day

Today is a red-letter day for our football club. For the first time ever, we've

a. missed out on the finals

b. failed to make a profit

c. won the championship

2. caught red-handed

The guy in the apartment next door was caught red-handed

a. watching bad T.V.

b. peeping on our cute neighbour

c. cooking an awful dinner

3. in the black

If you are in the black, you

a. are owed money

b. owe money

c. don't owe money

4. in the dark

Many politicians try to keep people in the dark about their

a. successful policies

b. achievements in government

c. secret business deals

5. in the red

If someone is in the red they

a. are owed money

b. owe money

c. have been owed money

6. kill the goose that lays the golden egg

If people find something that makes them a lot of money, they often kill the goose that laid the golden egg because of

a. their kindness

b. their greed

c. their anger

7. once in a blue moon

We live in a town in the desert now. It's hot and dry most days, and once in a blue moon it will

a. be sunny all day

b. rain quite a lot

c. be cooler at night

8. out of the blue

The economic crash came out of the blue. Nobody

a. had predicted it

b. had minded it

c. had understood it

9. paint the town red

We're heading out to paint the town red tonight, so don't forget to

a. bring plenty of cash

b. bring your paint brushes

c. bring your laptop

10. yellow streak

You can see Bob's yellow streak when another player is running straight at him and Bob

a. faces him without flinching

b. braces himself for the impact

c. tries to get out of the way

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1. a red-letter day - Today is a red-letter day for our football club. For the first time ever, we've: a) missed out on the finals b) failed to make a profit c) won the championship

2. caught red-handed - The guy in the apartment next door was caught red-handed: a) watching bad T.V. b) peeping on our cute neighbour c) cooking an awful dinner

3. in the black - If you are in the black, you: a) are owed money b) owe money c) don't owe money

4. in the dark - Many politicians try to keep people in the dark about their: a) successful policies b) achievements in government c) secret business deals

5. in the red - If someone is in the red they: a) are owed money b) owe money c) have been owed money

6. kill the goose that lays the golden egg - If people find something that makes them a lot of money, they often kill the goose that laid the golden egg because of: a) their kindness b) their greed c) their anger

7. once in a blue moon - We live in a town in the desert now. It's hot and dry most days, and once in a blue moon it will: a) be sunny all day b) rain quite a lot c) be cooler at night

8. out of the blue - The economic crash came out of the blue. Nobody: a) had predicted it b) had minded it c) had understood it

9. paint the town red - We're heading out to paint the town red tonight, so don't forget to: a) bring plenty of cash b) bring your paint brushes c) bring your laptop

10. yellow streak - You can see Bob's yellow streak when another player is running straight at him and Bob: a) faces him without flinching b) braces himself for the impact c) tries to get out of the way

Contributor: Matt Errey