Idioms and phrasal verbs exercise

December 5, 2011pdf

Each sentence given below contains an idiom or a phrasal verb part of which has been omitted. Complete these sentences using the omitted part.

1. I have a …………………………. to pick with him. The other day he called me a liar.

a) bone b) account c) nail d) problem

2. I was almost blown ………………………………. by the wind.

a) out b) over  c) up d) in

3. Suddenly the barrel of gun powder blew …………………………..

a) out b) away c) up d) in

4. He will never listen to us. Why should we waste our ……………………….?

a) breath b) heart c) mind d) words

5. They are ……………………….. to defeat the enemy.

a) racing b) burning c) longing d) none of these

6. He was carried ………………………… by his enthusiasm.

a) out b) off c) away d) on

7. You hit the ………………………… on the head when you said that politics is a dirty game.

a) gun b) nail c) man d) trunk

8. He never thought that I would hit him in a ……………………….

a) flash b) jiffy c) breeze d) none of these

9. I held my ………………………… when I first saw a tiger in the wildness.

a) heart b) eyes c) breath d) voice

10. I was left …………………… and dry when a pickpocket deprived me of all my money.

a) low b) high c) down d) out

Answers

1. bone

2. over

3. up

4. breath

5. burning

6. away

7. nail

8. flash

9. breath

10. high

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