Idioms Quiz #2

Directions: Choose the best idiom to complete each sentence.

1. Hilda was just _______ use the wrong spices in the recipe before she realized her mistake.

a. about to   b. better to c. almost to d. go on

2. It’s not easy to ________ original ideas for movies these days.

a. get into
b pick up
c. get rid of
d. come up with

3. If you don’t study hard now, you’ll ______ a job you’re not happy with later.

a. get out of b. end up with c. account for d. break up

4. Elizabeth got so angry with her husband, John, she told him she was leaving him ______.

a. better off
b. about to
c. break up
d. for good

5. Kids, you can watch TV until 10:30 tonight ________ you finish your homework right now.

a. as long as b. as if c. as soon as d. after all

6. How did he _______ elementary school and high school without learning how to read?

a. look for
b. end up with
c. account for
d. get through

7. I don’t ________ people who smoke cigarettes. I just don’t like to have to smell it.

a. look for b. get out of c. break up d. have anything against

8. Leonard should bring his checkbook ______ he decides to buy that table.

a. as if b. in case c. after all d. as long as

9. Christmas is _______, so we should buy a Christmas tree and start decorating our house.

a. all of a sudden b. in time c. just around the corner d. for sure

10. Do you still ________ with your family in China now that you’re living in the United States?

a. come up b. get through c. keep in touch d. hold on

Answers: 1. a; 2. d; 3. b; 4. d; 5. a; 6. d; 7. d; 8. b; 9. c; 10. c