Idioms Quiz: Health 1

This quiz tests you on health idioms.

1. a new lease of life

After winning her battle with cancer, Misha had a new lease of life. She was going to

a. live her life to the full

b. worry about her changing life

c. change the way she made a living

2. a pain in the neck

Mark's being a pain in the neck this morning, so

a. I'll try to avoid him

b. I'll help him with his work

c. I'll give him a massage

3. a shot in the arm

After a terrible start, the team was ready to quit. But after getting a shot in the arm from their coach's half-time team talk, they

a. felt better about losing

b. came back and won the game

c. were even worse than before

4. do you the world of good

If there's one thing that always does me the world of good it's

a. going to the hospital

b. losing money on the stock exchange

c. playing with my grandchildren

5. fresh as a daisy

My grandma said, "I might be ninety years old, but I still feel as fresh as a daisy." She

a. feels much younger

b. looks much older

c. sounds much wiser

6. ill at ease

Hiroko says that he always feels ill at ease when he's

a. listening to the radio

b. playing with his cats

c. on a first date with a girl

7. junk food

Parents who feed their children junk food risk turning them into

a. healthy, happy, active kids

b. overweight, unhealthy, unhappy kids

c. well-balanced and well-fed kids

8. just what the doctor ordered

Monica smiled and said, "That was just what the doctor ordered," after I had

a. given her some medicine

b. massaged her shoulders

c. broken her best Chinese vase

9. kick the habit

If a cigarette smoker says they want to kick the habit, it means they want to

a. stop smoking cigarettes

b. smoke better cigarettes

c. spread the habit to others

10. on your last legs | on its last legs

My dog Molly is on her last legs. She

a. won't live much longer

b. is no longer on her first legs

c. won't be able to use her legs much longer

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1. a new lease of life - After winning her battle with cancer, Misha had a new lease of life. She was going to: a) live her life to the full b) worry about her changing life c) change the way she made a living

2. a pain in the neck - Mark's being a pain in the neck this morning, so: a) I'll try to avoid him b) I'll help him with his work c) I'll give him a massage

3. a shot in the arm - After a terrible start, the team was ready to quit. But after getting a shot in the arm from their coach's half-time team talk, they: a) felt better about losing b) came back and won the game c) were even worse than before

4. do you the world of good - If there's one thing that always does me the world of good it's: a) going to the hospital b) losing money on the stock exchange c) playing with my grandchildren

5. fresh as a daisy - My grandma said, "I might be ninety years old, but I still feel as fresh as a daisy." She: a) feels much younger b) looks much older c) sounds much wiser

6. ill at ease - Hiroko says that he always feels ill at ease when he's: a) listening to the radio b) playing with his cats c) on a first date with a girl

7. junk food - Parents who feed their children junk food risk turning them into: a) healthy, happy, active kids b) overweight, unhealthy, unhappy kids c) well-balanced and well-fed kids

8. just what the doctor ordered - Monica smiled and said, "That was just what the doctor ordered," after I had: a) given her some medicine b) massaged her shoulders c) broken her best Chinese vase

9. kick the habit - If a cigarette smoker says they want to kick the habit, it means they want to: a) stop smoking cigarettes b) smoke better cigarettes c) spread the habit to others

10. on your last legs | on its last legs - My dog Molly is on her last legs. She: a) won't live much longer b) is no longer on her first legs c) won't be able to use her legs much longer

Contributor: Matt Errey