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Idioms Quiz: Money 1

This quiz tests you on money idioms.

1. (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

2. a ballpark figure | a ballpark estimate

She gave us a ballpark figure for the cost because she

a. didn't know the exact amount

b. knew how much a ballpark cost

c. wanted to tell us the exact amount

3. a nest egg

Kylie has decided she wants a nest egg, so she's

a. gone to the shop to get one

b. saving as much as she can

c. learning how to grow one

4. a vested interest

Which type of person is most often accused of corruption involving vested interests in companies?

a. English teachers

b. dairy farmers

c. politicians

5. cook the books | cook the accounts

He cooked the books of his business, and now he

a. has been arrested

b. can't read them

c. has to eat them

6. deep pockets

Harold has very deep pockets, and

a. he doesn't have much money

b. he keeps losing his keys

c. he spends a lot of money

7. dirt cheap

If you buy something that's dirt cheap, the quality will probably

a. be excellent

b. be very low

c. be quite high

8. easy come, easy go

Pete lost a hundred dollars on a bet, and then said "Oh, well. Easy come, easy go." He wanted us to think that

a. he was very upset about it

b. he didn't care about it

c. he could easily win it back again

9. easy money

Larry was always trying to think of ways to make easy money because he

a. didn't like working much

b. liked to work hard

c. couldn't make difficult money

10. 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

NB: you can also print this quiz on paper.

1. (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

2. a ballpark figure | a ballpark estimate - She gave us a ballpark figure for the cost because she: a) didn't know the exact amount b) knew how much a ballpark cost c) wanted to tell us the exact amount

3. a nest egg - Kylie has decided she wants a nest egg, so she's: a) gone to the shop to get one b) saving as much as she can c) learning how to grow one

4. a vested interest - Which type of person is most often accused of corruption involving vested interests in companies?: a) English teachers b) dairy farmers c) politicians

5. cook the books | cook the accounts - He cooked the books of his business, and now he: a) has been arrested b) can't read them c) has to eat them

6. deep pockets - Harold has very deep pockets, and: a) he doesn't have much money b) he keeps losing his keys c) he spends a lot of money

7. dirt cheap - If you buy something that's dirt cheap, the quality will probably: a) be excellent b) be very low c) be quite high

8. easy come, easy go - Pete lost a hundred dollars on a bet, and then said "Oh, well. Easy come, easy go." He wanted us to think that: a) he was very upset about it b) he didn't care about it c) he could easily win it back again

9. easy money - Larry was always trying to think of ways to make easy money because he: a) didn't like working much b) liked to work hard c) couldn't make difficult money

10. 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

Contributor: Matt Errey