Idioms Practice

Idioms practice exercises are available on these pages so you can learn all of the common idioms.

Below is a list of the first 10 common phrases to practice.

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

  • a blessing in disguise
  • a drop in the ocean
  • a piece of cake
  • actions speak louder than words
  • an arm and a leg
  • chip on his shoulder
  • it's a small world
  • jumping the gun
  • once in a blue moon
  • over the moon



Idioms Practice Exercise 1

1. Getting my car fixed is going to cost me as the engine has completely blown, but I have no choice. I need it for work.

2. The flu I had a few weeks ago which prevented me from going on holiday with my friends was . They had a terrible time. Everything went wrong and it cost them a lot of money.

3. I was in a café in Italy and amazingly I saw Paul from down the road in there.

4. Jan is finally getting a chance to go on her trip of a life time, a holiday to Australia! She was when I spoke to her.

5. 3 pounds may seem like but if everyone contributed that much we'd have thousands.

6. The government keeps talking about reducing poverty but what do they ever do about it? Nothing! .

7. I've got a promotion at work, but all John did was make a joke about it. He has a real . I think he is just jealous.

8. The interview for that new job was . They asked me really easy questions.

9. The new Martin Scorsese film is out at the cinema. A film that comes out that I really enjoy and want to see happens , so I'll definitely go and see it.

10. He was when he gave up his job to start university. Now he has found out he can't get a grant.

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