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Idioms Quiz: Food 1

This quiz tests you on food idioms.

1. (have) egg on your face

Silvio had egg on his face after saying he was much better than all the other drivers, and then

a. winning the race

b. coming last in the race

c. coming second in the race

2. (your) bread and butter

This job is my bread and butter, so

a. I don't really need it

b. I don't get paid for it

c. I can't afford to lose it

3. a couch potato

When he was out of work, Frank was a couch potato and he

a. put on a lot of weight

b. lost a lot of weight

c. lost a lot of height

4. a flash in the pan

The company hopes that their new computer game won't just be a flash in the pan, but that it'll

a. be popular for a long time

b. be unpopular for a very long time

c. be very popular for a short time

5. 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!"

6. a piece of cake

Her homework was a piece of cake because

a. the house was very quiet

b. it was filled with nuts

c. it was so easy to do

7. a recipe for disaster

Which of the following would most people say is a recipe for disaster?

a. educating poor people

b. reducing pollution from factories

c. destroying huge forests

8. chew the fat | chew the rag

While I was chewing the fat with Graham, he

a. ate too much fat and got sick

b. told me all about his new job

c. got really tired and asked me to stop

9. drink like a fish

Even though uncle Barry drinks like a fish, he

a. never drinks alcohol

b. never looks drunk

c. never drinks much

10. easy as pie | easy as abc

They said configuring the software is easy as pie, but I don't think it is. I found it

a. really difficult

b. really easy

c. really delicious

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1. (have) egg on your face - Silvio had egg on his face after saying he was much better than all the other drivers, and then: a) winning the race b) coming last in the race c) coming second in the race

2. (your) bread and butter - This job is my bread and butter, so: a) I don't really need it b) I don't get paid for it c) I can't afford to lose it

3. a couch potato - When he was out of work, Frank was a couch potato and he: a) put on a lot of weight b) lost a lot of weight c) lost a lot of height

4. a flash in the pan - The company hopes that their new computer game won't just be a flash in the pan, but that it'll: a) be popular for a long time b) be unpopular for a very long time c) be very popular for a short time

5. 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!"

6. a piece of cake - Her homework was a piece of cake because: a) the house was very quiet b) it was filled with nuts c) it was so easy to do

7. a recipe for disaster - Which of the following would most people say is a recipe for disaster?: a) educating poor people b) reducing pollution from factories c) destroying huge forests

8. chew the fat | chew the rag - While I was chewing the fat with Graham, he: a) ate too much fat and got sick b) told me all about his new job c) got really tired and asked me to stop

9. drink like a fish - Even though uncle Barry drinks like a fish, he: a) never drinks alcohol b) never looks drunk c) never drinks much

10. easy as pie | easy as abc - They said configuring the software is easy as pie, but I don't think it is. I found it: a) really difficult b) really easy c) really delicious

Contributor: Matt Errey