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Idioms B2 / C1 level
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    A game in which students choose the meaning of idiomatic expressions at B2/C1 level
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  • to kick the bucket means... a) to be really angry b) to start cleaning c) to die
    c) to die
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  • a stag party is a party for ..... a) someone who has just bought a house/ a flat b) a man before he gets married c) a woman before she gets married
    b) a man before he gets married
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  • If you have a frog in your throat you ......... a) are scared b) have difficulty speaking c) are extremely emotional
    b) have difficulty speaking because your throat feels dry
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  • Somebody who is big-headed is ... a) conceited, self-important b) businesslike c) very intelligent
    a) conceited, self-important
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  • Dutch courage is ............... a) when you are extremely brave b) when you are cowardly c) when you are drunk and do things you normally wouldn't
    c) when you are drunk and do things you normally wouldn't
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  • a red herring is ..... a) something that catches your attention b) something that takes away your attention from a more important subject c) something that reminds you about something important
    b) something that takes away your attention form a more important subjects
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  • to take somebody for a ride means to ... a) show somebody around b) offer a lift c) deceive or cheat somebody
    c) deceive or cheat somebody
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  • to have kittens (UK) / to have a cow (US) a) to be very upset/ angry/ worried b) to be pregnant c) to be very happy
    a) to be very upset/ angry/ worried about something
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  • to cook the books means .... a) to prepare sth delicious b) to change numbers dishonestly in the accounts to steal money c) to become a master at cooking
    b) to change numbers dishonestly in the accounts to steal money from it
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  • catch 22 situation is .... a) an impossible situation b) a surprising situation c) an awkward situation
    a) an impossible situation when you are prevented from doing one thing until you have done another thing that you cannot do until you do the first thing
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  • to put the wind up someone means to .... a) encourage sb to do sth b) push sb to the limits c) to frighten sb
    to frighten sb
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  • a wild-goose chase is .... a) a totally unsuccessful search b) a search for answers to difficult questions c) making your dreams come true
    a) a totally unsuccessful search and a waste of time because the person/thing does not exist
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  • to be in a flap means .... a) to be in a difficult situation b) to behave in a nervous way c) to be in debt
    b) to behave in a nervous way
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  • an underdog is somebody who ... a) helps others b) makes sure others are safe c) is the weakest or least likely to win
    c) is the weakest or least likely to win / has less power or money
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  • a stout-hearted person is ... a) generous b) over-romantic c) brave and determined
    c) brave and determined
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  • to rub shoulders (elbows) with sb means ... a) to be friends with sb b) to spend time socially with sb important c) to show sb your sympathy
    b) to spend time with sb socially, especially someone important or famous
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  • to job sb's memory means ... a) to make someone remember sth b) to make someone forget sth unpleasant c) to help sb memorise sth
    a) to make someone remember sth
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  • to pick sb's brain about sth means ... a) to pretend to be someone else b) to read sb's mind c) to ask for sb's opinion
    c) to ask for advice or opinion about sth
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