Can You Fill In These English Idioms?

Do you think that you can quickly and easily fill in these English idioms like a true language savant? It's time to put your idiom knowledge to the test! Take these 12 questions and discover if your knowledge of idioms is up to snuff!
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Question 1/12

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Fill in the idiom: I can't afford new shoes. They cost ____________.
The best of both worlds
An arm and a leg
A nickel and a dime
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Question 2/12

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Fill in the idiom: The party was supposed to be a delightful suprise but Matthew __________________ and now everyone knows.
Hit the nail on the head
Beat around the bush
Let the cat out of the bag
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Question 3/12

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Fill in the idiom: I'll be up all night ____ to hit my deadline for this article.
Banging my head against a wall
Burning the midnight oil
Beating around the bush
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Question 4/12

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Fill in the idiom: Heather missed opening night of the play because she was feeling ___________.
Green as a frog
Under the weather
In the heat of the moment
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Question 5/12

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Fill in the idiom: I used to love to watch horror movies but now I watch them _____.
When the cat is let out of the bag
Once in a blue moon
On the drop of a hat
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Question 6/12

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Fill in the idiom: Aileen was ___________ about her marriage to John.
Playing it by ear
Having second thoughts
Beating around the bush
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Question 7/12

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Fill in the idiom: The camp just emailed and the kids are back from their overnight trip, ____.
Hand in hand
Better than before
Safe and sound
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Question 8/12

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Fill in the idiom: The employees were ____ over the company's plan to cancel their retirement plan.
Up in arms
Fired up
On the dot
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Question 9/12

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Fill in the idiom: Justin was upset because Lucy broke up with him __________.
On the ball
Beating around the bush
Out of the blue
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Question 10/12

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Fill in the idiom: Nothing is better than dining in a quiet, ____ restaurant.
Common ground
Run of the mill
Off the beaten path
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Question 11/12

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Fill in the idiom: It's too bad that after the executive chef left, the quality at Chez Perez really ____.
Missed the mark
Went downhill
Hit the nail on the head
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Question 12/12

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Fill in the idiom: My little sister was a true ___________ when we were kids.
Pain in the neck
Devil's advocate
Eye opener
Result
You know the basics and that's what matters. Without a strong foundation, there is nothing to build upon. You proved yourself worthy of one day advancing your knowledge by showing your base knowledge on classic idioms. We suspect with a little studying, you'll be an expert in no time at all!

C+, Idiom Basic

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Well, we're impressed! The average American uses idioms quite often, but most of them don't even know what they mean. You proved that you're far from average. Not only did you skillfully pass this test, but we believe it's just the tip of the ice berg when it comes to your knowledge of idioms!

B+, Idiom Ace

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are truly idiom brilliant! While not everyone can count themselvs as masterful when it comes to idioms, you certainly can! English and language are your expertise. You proved that by aceing this quiz!

A+, Idiom Brilliant

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1
Fill in the idiom: I can't afford new shoes. They cost ____________.
The best of both worlds
An arm and a leg
A nickel and a dime
2
Fill in the idiom: The party was supposed to be a delightful suprise but Matthew __________________ and now everyone knows.
Hit the nail on the head
Beat around the bush
Let the cat out of the bag
3
Fill in the idiom: I'll be up all night ____ to hit my deadline for this article.
Banging my head against a wall
Burning the midnight oil
Beating around the bush
4
Fill in the idiom: Heather missed opening night of the play because she was feeling ___________.
Green as a frog
Under the weather
In the heat of the moment
5
Fill in the idiom: I used to love to watch horror movies but now I watch them _____.
When the cat is let out of the bag
Once in a blue moon
On the drop of a hat
6
Fill in the idiom: Aileen was ___________ about her marriage to John.
Playing it by ear
Having second thoughts
Beating around the bush
7
Fill in the idiom: The camp just emailed and the kids are back from their overnight trip, ____.
Hand in hand
Better than before
Safe and sound
8
Fill in the idiom: The employees were ____ over the company's plan to cancel their retirement plan.
Up in arms
Fired up
On the dot
9
Fill in the idiom: Justin was upset because Lucy broke up with him __________.
On the ball
Beating around the bush
Out of the blue
10
Fill in the idiom: Nothing is better than dining in a quiet, ____ restaurant.
Common ground
Run of the mill
Off the beaten path
11
Fill in the idiom: It's too bad that after the executive chef left, the quality at Chez Perez really ____.
Missed the mark
Went downhill
Hit the nail on the head
12
Fill in the idiom: My little sister was a true ___________ when we were kids.
Pain in the neck
Devil's advocate
Eye opener