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Idioms Quiz: Mixed 5

1. beyond a shadow of a doubt

Doctors say they are sure, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that

a. fatty foods are good for you

b. cigarettes are bad for you

c. fruits and vegetables are bad for you

2. dot the i's and cross the t's

I've dotted the i's and crossed the t's, so there

a. will be a few mistakes

b. will be lots of mistakes

c. shouldn't be any mistakes

3. going great guns

Our school's basketball team is going great guns in the tournament. They have

a. lost every game

b. won two out of four games

c. won every game

4. in someone's good books

I've been in Harry's good books ever since I

a. crashed his car

b. fixed his computer

c. got drunk at his wedding

5. over the top

Some people thought the wedding was over the top, but I think it's alright to

a. get married in a neighbourhood church

b. get married in a medieval castle

c. get married in a public park

6. rub it in

If you make a mistake, and then someone rubs it in by talking about it, it'll make you

a. feel worse about it

b. feel better about it

c. forget about it

7. the movers and shakers

The movers and shakers in the world of banking

a. transport equipment to new banks

b. work behind the counters in banks

c. control banks and other financial institutes

8. the pros and cons

We looked at the pros and cons of

a. using old people as slaves

b. eating poisonous mushrooms

c. changing to a vegetarian diet

9. throw someone in at the deep end

Our new cook Wendy was thrown in at the deep end on her first day when she had to

a. cook breakfast for a family of eight

b. cater for a seminar of 200 people

c. take the afternoon off

10. vis-a-vis

Stanley was looking for information on council regulations

a. property vis-a-vis taxes

b. vis-a-vis property taxes

c. property taxes vis-a-vis

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1. beyond a shadow of a doubt - Doctors say they are sure, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that: a) fatty foods are good for you b) cigarettes are bad for you c) fruits and vegetables are bad for you

2. dot the i's and cross the t's - I've dotted the i's and crossed the t's, so there: a) will be a few mistakes b) will be lots of mistakes c) shouldn't be any mistakes

3. going great guns - Our school's basketball team is going great guns in the tournament. They have: a) lost every game b) won two out of four games c) won every game

4. in someone's good books - I've been in Harry's good books ever since I: a) crashed his car b) fixed his computer c) got drunk at his wedding

5. over the top - Some people thought the wedding was over the top, but I think it's alright to: a) get married in a neighbourhood church b) get married in a medieval castle c) get married in a public park

6. rub it in - If you make a mistake, and then someone rubs it in by talking about it, it'll make you: a) feel worse about it b) feel better about it c) forget about it

7. the movers and shakers - The movers and shakers in the world of banking: a) transport equipment to new banks b) work behind the counters in banks c) control banks and other financial institutes

8. the pros and cons - We looked at the pros and cons of: a) using old people as slaves b) eating poisonous mushrooms c) changing to a vegetarian diet

9. throw someone in at the deep end - Our new cook Wendy was thrown in at the deep end on her first day when she had to: a) cook breakfast for a family of eight b) cater for a seminar of 200 people c) take the afternoon off

10. vis-a-vis - Stanley was looking for information on council regulations: a) property vis-a-vis taxes b) vis-a-vis property taxes c) property taxes vis-a-vis

Contributor: Matt Errey