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IDIOMS

1. Choose the idiom similar in meaning to: ill, in a bad mood

in the bag
shipshape
out of sorts
take one's medicine
upper crust



2. Choose the idiom similar in meaning to: help, support

pass the hat
rub elbows with
hit the jackpot
cut corners
go to bat for



3. Choose the idiom similar in meaning to: neat and clean

spic and span
nest egg
face value
the last straw
be out of hand



4. Choose the idiom similar in meaning to: be strict

pull rank
foot the bill
keep a straight face
lay down the law
turn up one's nose



5. Choose the idiom similar in meaning to: not serious, joking

on call
have a chip on one's shoulder
talk through one's hat
tongue in cheek
go through the motions



6. Choose the idiom similar in meaning to: rest, take a break

make a scene
catch one's breath
rain cats and dogs
turn one's stomach
at a loss for words



7. Choose the idiom similar in meaning to: small, insignificant amount

long shot
far cry
hit or miss
drop in the bucket
no dice



8. Choose the idiom similar in meaning to: crazy or not quite normal

look down one's nose at
narrow minded
knock on wood
nitty gritty
have a screw loose



9. Choose the idiom similar in meaning to: unsuccessful attempt or venture, waste of time

like a bull in a china shop
fish out of water
red letter day
in over one's head
wild goose chase



10. Choose the idiom similar in meaning to: not attentive, daydreaming

spaced out
hear it through the grapevine
swan song
underdog
teacher's pet