American English Idioms

Please choose the most appropriate answer for each sentence.
  • 1
    Even though Tom was afraid of heights, he was determined to face up to it, so he slowly pulled himself up the ladder. What is the meaning of 'face up to something'? .....
  • 2
    Ryan hit the nail on the head when he said the government spending is outrageous and unethical. What is the meaning of 'to hit the nail on the head'? .....
  • 3
    The O'Ryley sisters don't get along and they never see eye to eye on any issue. What is the meaning of 'to see eye to eye'? .....
  • 4
    I know there is a lot of biology material to cover, but if you want to pass the exam, you have to learn it by heart. What is the meaning of 'learn it by heart'? .....
  • 5
    Mr. Taylor is a great mentor because he's really nice and an old hand at teaching. What is the meaning of 'an old hand'? .....
  • 6
    The deal did not seem honest, so Ron did not want to stick out his neck and risk everything until he was sure about every last detail. What is the meaning of 'to stick out one's neck'? .....
  • 7
    The reason why Aurora is dressed to the nines is because she's got a date tonight. What is the meaning of 'dressed to the nines'? .....
  • 8
    Tommy got into real trouble at school today. He used a four-letter word in the classroom. What is the meaning of 'used a four letter word'? .....
  • 9
    Ronson realized by putting two and two together that the salesman was trying to trick him into buying the used car. What is the meaning of 'put two and two together?' .....
  • 10
    He rarely cares about anyone but himself; he's always looking out for number one. What is the meaning of 'to look out for number one'? .....