Idioms Aren't For Idiots!

Idioms Aren't For Idiots!

Just for fun, see how many of these common idioms you are familiar with. An idiom is an expression or phrase that does not make sense when interpreted literally. If someone said, "Don't spill the beans!", you might know that they meant, "Keep it a secret!" The following 15 examples each contain a commonly used idiom from the English Language. See how many of these you can complete correctly by choosing from three possible answers. You might be surprised how often you've heard and/or used them yourself!

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Grandpa used to say that whenever you do something, put your best _____ forward.

attitude
effort
foot

It's too late, you got caught. Now it's time to face the ______.

music
outcome
truth

To start a new conversation, one might say you need to '______ the ice.'

melt
chew
break

We're barely getting by, so don't ______ the boat!

rock
sink
row

Where were you staying? Don't beat around the ______ , tell me the truth!

ball-field
bush
bullfrogs

Don't believe everything he says. He might just be ________ your leg.

kicking
pulling
pinching

When something starts you thinking hard about a certain subject, it was ______ for thought.

ideas
food
meant

If you got a good grade on the test, then it goes without _______ that you know the subject pretty well.

answering
asking
saying

I thought I was old, but my aunt said I was a spring ______ , compared to her!

chicken
flower
salad

When him and I were dancing, I was on cloud ______ !

seven
one
nine

Nobody knows yet, so try and keep it _____ your hat!

inside
under
beneath

She has a beautiful garden. She must have a green ______.

thumb
nature
lawn

I'm smart. I know I'll pass the test, knock on ______ !

doors
wood
gold

There's no hurry. We have plenty of ______ to kill.

time
minutes
seconds

I had a rude _______ when the teacher handed my test back with an "F" marked at the top.

dream
expression
awakening