Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Idioms Galore

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This idiom quiz lets you practice 150 commonly used idioms. The questions come up at random and you get a running total of your score.

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What is an idiom?

An idiom is any phrase where the words themselves do not convey the actual meaning. For example, we can say that a job is a 'piece of cake'. We are not talking about dessert! 'Piece of cake' is an idiom for 'easy', so when we say a job is a piece of cake, we mean that it is an easy job.

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