Idiomatic Phrases Quiz for Advanced Learners

Do you understand these common idiomatic phrases?

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1. Jack has egg ______ because he couldn't remember how to spell "Batman"!

2. As the maestro lifted his baton the theater was so still you could hear _____.

3. I don't agree with you, but your idea certainly gives me food _____.

4. I think I understand the nuts and _____ of the operation.

5. I'm afraid hip hop isn't my cup of _____.

6. Just a moment... I've got the answer on the ____ of my tongue.

7. Look, I will pay you back. Would you please call the ____?!

8. Ever since he married Jane, he's had a new ____ on life.

9. Oh, I'm sorry. I shouldn't have said that. I guess I really put my _____ in my mouth.

10. I'll be back in the twinkling of ____.

11. My friend is as ________ these days. He never gets time to relax.

12. You need to _____ for this problem. It requires a lot of concentration.

13. Franklin went from ______ in his life. He started with nothing and ended up a very rich person.

14. My boss __________ at work because it was my first week.

15. I'm sure the situation will improve. It will _______.

Idiomatic Phrases Quiz for Advanced Learners

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Congratulations! You obviously speak English very well because you know these expressions. Keep studying English and you'll be fluent in no time - if you aren't already fluent. Keep up the good work. A good way to learn these expressions is with short stories that teach idioms and expressions in context

Idiomatic Phrases Quiz for Advanced Learners

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You understand a number of the most common idiomatic expressions in English, so good work! However, there are a lot of these expressions, so keep studying and you'll continue to improve your understanding of these common phrases. It's a good idea to start with these idioms and expression resources

Idiomatic Phrases Quiz for Advanced Learners

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Don't worry that you haven't done very well. The fact is that there are a lot of idiomatic phrases and they are difficult! Keep up the good work, and you'll learn these idiomatic phrases over time.