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Idioms Quiz: Money 3

This quiz tests you on money idioms.

1. cost the earth | charge the earth

These Persian carpets cost the earth, so

a. they must be good quality

b. they can't be very good

c. let's get them while they're cheap

2. for my money

Our friend said "For my money, bookshops charge too much compared to online bookstores." This means

a. he buys books from online bookstores

b. he thinks bookshops charge too much

c. he can't afford books sold in bookshops

3. make ends meet

Fiona earns just enough to make ends meet, so

a. she's looking for a better-paying job

b. she's saving up for a car

c. she has plenty of money

4. pick up the tab | pick up the bill

Larry is a very generous guy and he

a. never picks up the tab

b. always picks up the tab

c. occasionally picks up the tab

5. rags to riches

This girl I knew in high school has had an unusual life. She went from rags to riches after she

a. got a job in a bank

b. lost millions of dollars gambling

c. became a top international model

6. talk turkey

Before we could talk turkey about the deal, we had to

a. see the samples

b. pay the money

c. go to Turkey

7. tighten your belt

Carly will have to tighten her belt because

a. she's been putting on weight

b. she's lost her job

c. she's short of time

8. 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

9. wheeling and dealing

Thanks to some very good wheeling and dealing, Graham

a. won the game of cards

b. passed his driving test

c. got the building contract

10. worth its weight in gold

James says the one thing in life that's worth its weight in gold is

a. a good education

b. a gold necklace

c. a life sentence

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1. cost the earth | charge the earth - These Persian carpets cost the earth, so: a) they must be good quality b) they can't be very good c) let's get them while they're cheap

2. for my money - Our friend said "For my money, bookshops charge too much compared to online bookstores." This means: a) he buys books from online bookstores b) he thinks bookshops charge too much c) he can't afford books sold in bookshops

3. make ends meet - Fiona earns just enough to make ends meet, so: a) she's looking for a better-paying job b) she's saving up for a car c) she has plenty of money

4. pick up the tab | pick up the bill - Larry is a very generous guy and he: a) never picks up the tab b) always picks up the tab c) occasionally picks up the tab

5. rags to riches - This girl I knew in high school has had an unusual life. She went from rags to riches after she: a) got a job in a bank b) lost millions of dollars gambling c) became a top international model

6. talk turkey - Before we could talk turkey about the deal, we had to: a) see the samples b) pay the money c) go to Turkey

7. tighten your belt - Carly will have to tighten her belt because: a) she's been putting on weight b) she's lost her job c) she's short of time

8. 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

9. wheeling and dealing - Thanks to some very good wheeling and dealing, Graham: a) won the game of cards b) passed his driving test c) got the building contract

10. worth its weight in gold - James says the one thing in life that's worth its weight in gold is: a) a good education b) a gold necklace c) a life sentence

Contributor: Matt Errey