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Idioms Quiz: Law 2

This quiz tests you on Law idioms.

1. face the music

James will have to face the music when he

a. goes to a concert

b. goes to hospital

c. goes to court

2. fall from grace

One of world's best-known boxers fell from grace because he

a. won the world heavyweight title

b. was found guilty of rape

c. had tattoos on his face

3. feather your own nest

Government officials in the Republic of Amoralia feather their own nests by

a. catching birds

b. taking bribes

c. working hard

4. grease someone's palm

It was obvious that many people had greased the chief of police's palm because he had

a. become very poor

b. become very rich

c. become very greasy

5. keep your nose clean

If George doesn't keep his nose clean he'll

a. get sick

b. go to jail

c. get smelly

6. lay down the law

If someone lays down the law, they tell people what they have to do in a

a. quiet and gentle way

b. funny and lively way

c. serious and stern way

7. mend your ways

If Harry doesn't mend his ways, he could

a. get some new ones

b. end up in jail

c. be very successful

8. red tape

The red tape makes getting government approval take

a. a long time

b. a short time

c. a good time

9. the jury is still out

The jury's still out on whether the new drug works because

a. the jury is still doing some tests

b. people being tested aren't getting sick

c. the test results are still being analysed

10. under the table

Newspapers reported that some basketball referees have received under-the-table payments for

a. refereeing their games

b. influencing the score in some games

c. playing golf in their free time

NB: you can also print this quiz on paper.

1. face the music - James will have to face the music when he: a) goes to a concert b) goes to hospital c) goes to court

2. fall from grace - One of world's best-known boxers fell from grace because he: a) won the world heavyweight title b) was found guilty of rape c) had tattoos on his face

3. feather your own nest - Government officials in the Republic of Amoralia feather their own nests by: a) catching birds b) taking bribes c) working hard

4. grease someone's palm - It was obvious that many people had greased the chief of police's palm because he had: a) become very poor b) become very rich c) become very greasy

5. keep your nose clean - If George doesn't keep his nose clean he'll: a) get sick b) go to jail c) get smelly

6. lay down the law - If someone lays down the law, they tell people what they have to do in a: a) quiet and gentle way b) funny and lively way c) serious and stern way

7. mend your ways - If Harry doesn't mend his ways, he could: a) get some new ones b) end up in jail c) be very successful

8. red tape - The red tape makes getting government approval take: a) a long time b) a short time c) a good time

9. the jury is still out - The jury's still out on whether the new drug works because: a) the jury is still doing some tests b) people being tested aren't getting sick c) the test results are still being analysed

10. under the table - Newspapers reported that some basketball referees have received under-the-table payments for: a) refereeing their games b) influencing the score in some games c) playing golf in their free time

Contributor: Matt Errey