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An Idiomatic Quiz (Part One)

I find idioms very fascinating. They do not seem to make sense if taken literally but can convey a wealth of meaning to those who are familiar with them.

Let’s see if you can guess the meanings of these idioms.

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    A hot potato

    • Be careful as the potato is hot
    • A current issue about which many people are talking
    • A low cost meal
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    At the drop of a hat

    • To take off the hat in presence of a lady
    • To drop the hat in the street
    • Without any hesitation; instantly
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    Ball is in your court

    • A two player game
    • Make a request to return one’s ball
    • It is up to you to make the next decision or step
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    Beat around the bush

    • Not speak directly about the issue.
    • Beat the bushes in search of a snake
    • To prepare the garden to plant bushes
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    Bite off more than you can chew

    • Be greedy
    • To take on a task that is way too big to handle
    • to gobble up food
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    Be glad to see the back of

    • To twirl and show off a new dress
    • A fashion statement
    • Be happy when a person leaves.
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    Back to the drawing board

    • Learn the basics of drawing
    • When an attempt fails and it’s time to start all over.
    • To repair or restore photographs
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    Barking up the wrong tree

    • Look in the wrong place. Accuse the wrong person
    • A ferocious dog who barks at everything
    • Unable to distinguish between different types of trees.
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    Burn the midnight oil

    • To be able to work in darkness
    • Be an arsonist
    • Working overtime or over normal capacity
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    Cut corners

    • Drive the car too fast
    • Paper cutting art
    • Do something badly to save money.


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