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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #106495: Number idioms
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    Number idioms

    In English there are many idioms with numbers , even if some of them seem to be more popular than others.

    Let's begin with ordinal numbers.-

    to give the high five/ to give five= to show  approbation and satisfaction to another person  

    on cloud nine = very very happy 

    two of a kind =  very very similar 

    five o'clock shade =  at the end of the day 

    to be dressed up to the nines =   to be very smartly dressed

    nine-to-five job = a boring  job 

    at sixes and sevens = in a state of confusion 

    two's a company, three's a crowd =  better not too many people 

    one in a thousand =  very few 

     by the dozens  =  a  great many 

    as one = to do something all together 

    to owe someone one = to  be in debt of a favour 

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    1. He looked tired and had a o'clock shadow.
    2. Every time she went out with George she was dressed to the .
    3. Bob sent Janet flowers by the , only to please her.
    4. When she found her lost ring she was on cloud .
    5. Two's company, 's a crowd !
    6. I owe you .
    7. Poor man, he's so bored : he has a nine to job.
    8. My sister and I are of a kind.
    9. Since his wife left him, Barry's been at .
    10. My friend Neil congratulated me and gave me the high- .
    11. They always agree on everything : they always behave .
    12. Men like Jimmy are hard to find : he's one in a .

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