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Idiom Practice Exercises

These idiom practice exercises will help you to learn the idioms from the common idioms list. Here are the next 10. 

Remember to go back to the common idioms page to learn the words if you have not done that yet.

Word Set 5

  • bend over backwards
  • break a leg
  • drive someone up the wall
  • flogging a dead horse
  • hold your horses
  • playing devil's advocate
  • water under the bridge
  • working against the clock
  • you are what you eat
  • you can't judge a book by its cover

Idiom Practice Exercises

1. We'll be to get this finished. It's 4pm so we only have an hour left.

2. mate! I'm sure you'll do well. You're easily the best team.

3. I agree with you really. I'm just so you know what those who disagree with you may say.

4. Please, don't worry about what you said anymore. It's all . I know you were just feeling upset at the time.

5. Stop trying to get back with your ex-girlfriend. You're . There is no love between you anymore.

6. I thought John was an idiot when I first saw him just because of the way he dressed. But – he's a really good bloke.

7. My doctor always says when I go to see him about my weight. It's very true as I have a poor diet.

8. The government is before the election to appear united. They know the electorate needs to believe in them.

9. My younger brother really . He argues and disagrees with everything I say.

10. I think you should ! You aren't ready yet to quit and start your own business. You need more experience.

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