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Idioms Quiz: Time 2

This quiz tests you on time idioms.

1. just in time | just in the nick of time

She got to the exam centre just in time. She was lucky she didn't get there

a. a few minutes earlier

b. a few minutes later

c. a few minutes beforehand

2. kill time

If you're stuck in traffic jam, a good way to kill time is to

a. leave the car and walk

b. get some beers and have a party

c. read a book

3. now and then | now and again

Most of the time our neighbours are very quiet, but now and then they'll

a. watch TV

b. have a party

c. have a chat

4. now or never

If someone says "it's now or never", it means

a. there's no time to do something

b. it's the last chance to do something

c. they never want to do something

5. once in a blue moon

We live in a town in the desert now. It's hot and dry most days, and once in a blue moon it will

a. be sunny all day

b. rain quite a lot

c. be cooler at night

6. the moment of truth

The moment of truth in a court case is when the

a. the verdict is announced

b. the judge arrives

c. the lawyers send their bills

7. time after time

Shelley makes the same mistakes time after time. She

a. quickly learns from them

b. never seems to learn

c. tries hard to make them

8. time and time again

They've been to Disneyland time and time again because

a. they didn't enjoy it much

b. they don't have much free time

c. the kids love it

9. year dot | year one

People have been living in the Nile valley since the year dot. They've been there

a. for an extremely long time

b. since the tenth century

c. for quite a while

10. year in, year out

If you do something year in, year out, you do it

a. all year long

b. every year

c. every second year

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1. just in time | just in the nick of time - She got to the exam centre just in time. She was lucky she didn't get there: a) a few minutes earlier b) a few minutes later c) a few minutes beforehand

2. kill time - If you're stuck in traffic jam, a good way to kill time is to: a) leave the car and walk b) get some beers and have a party c) read a book

3. now and then | now and again - Most of the time our neighbours are very quiet, but now and then they'll: a) watch TV b) have a party c) have a chat

4. now or never - If someone says "it's now or never", it means: a) there's no time to do something b) it's the last chance to do something c) they never want to do something

5. once in a blue moon - We live in a town in the desert now. It's hot and dry most days, and once in a blue moon it will: a) be sunny all day b) rain quite a lot c) be cooler at night

6. the moment of truth - The moment of truth in a court case is when the: a) the verdict is announced b) the judge arrives c) the lawyers send their bills

7. time after time - Shelley makes the same mistakes time after time. She: a) quickly learns from them b) never seems to learn c) tries hard to make them

8. time and time again - They've been to Disneyland time and time again because: a) they didn't enjoy it much b) they don't have much free time c) the kids love it

9. year dot | year one - People have been living in the Nile valley since the year dot. They've been there: a) for an extremely long time b) since the tenth century c) for quite a while

10. year in, year out - If you do something year in, year out, you do it: a) all year long b) every year c) every second year

Contributor: Matt Errey