A. Match the idiomatic expressions in column A with their meanings in column B. Use them to make your own sentences
Column A Column B
draw the line be plain and outspoken
make both ends meet be arrongant
draw the long bow run away
show a clean pair of heels pretend
make no bone about it boast
keep up apperances expose secrets
ride the high horse lead a miserable life
lead a dog's life point out the limits
blow one's trumphet live within one's means
let the cat out of the bag tell unbelievable stories
1. He is the backbone of his team
A. Without him, his team has no backbone
B. He is the stronges man in the team.
C. He is the on on whom his team relies.
D. He is the thinnest man in his team
2. They are so poor that they find it difficult to make ends meet.
A. meet each other
B. borrow money from other people
C. buy meat except at the end of months
D. live within their income
3. When we heard the roar of a lion, the herdsman took to his heels.
A. took his clothes and escaped
B. ran away at great speed
C. ran after the lion at great speed
D. ran towards the hills
4. 'Keep an eye on the luggage,' said Mary to her sister. ' i will be back shortly'.
A. carefully watch
D. keep down
D. do not keep down
5. When the meeting began, he was asked to take the chair
A. take the chair to the meeting
B. take the chair out of the meeting
C. become the chairman
D. take the chair home after the meeting
6. My grandmother is so old that she is now hard of hearing.
A. as deaf as a stone
B. almost deaf
D. hardly deaf
7. ' Look before you reap,' Kamau advised his son.
A. look and then jump
B. look and then think
C. look, think and leap
D. think before you act
8. His enemies talked about him behind his back.
A. without his knowledge
B. without his permission
C. without facing him
D. just behind him
9. In the long run, they will be admitted to the school.
A. After a long race
C. after running
D. after a long distance
10. He looks down upon people who are not as rich as he is