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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #106612: Idioms with kitchenware
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    Idioms with kitchenware

    1. Life is just a bowl of cherries

    Meaning:Life is very pleasant.

    Ex: Now that I have been promoted to manager, life is just a bowl of cherries.

    2. Have too much on one's plate

    Meaning: a lot to do, to be too busy

    Ex: As I have become a manager in this company now, I just have too much on my plate.

    3. Fork something out (to someone)

    Meaning: to pay, especially with hesitation

    Ex: My mom is not ready to fork out a few dollars for my trip.

    4. See the glass half full

    Meaning: to view the situation optimistically, hopefully

    Ex: Even with this lost in my business; I see the glass half full for the future.


    5. See the glass half empty

    Meaning: to view the situation pessimistically

    Ex: Things have been disappointing for me with the new policy of this company and I see the glass half empty.

    6. Have one in the oven

    Meaning: to be pregnant

    Ex: She has twins in the oven and it's due next month.

    7. Have a memory like a sieve

    Meaning: forget things easily

    Ex:You know well that her memory is like a sieve, how can you expect her to do such a difficult job to remember all the list of products?

    8.A watched pot never boils

    Meaning:Time feels longer when you're waiting for something to happen

    Ex: It will take time to remove all the viruses from your computer. Don't be impatient, a watched pot never boils.

    9. The pot calling the kettle black

    Meaning: to say something about someone else could equally apply to them.

    Ex: Don't feel bad about children's mistakes; you were a child too once, it's like a pot calling the kettle black.



    10. Born with a silver spoon in one's mouth

    Meaning: Born into a wealthy family

    Ex: I cannot buy that expensive necklace because I was not born with a silver spoon in my mouth.

    11. Go under the knife

    Meaning: To have a medical operation

    Ex: If necessary, you must go under the knife for your heart problem.



    12. Out of the frying pan into the fire

    Meaning- Going from bad situation to worse

    Ex: She lost her husband a few months ago. She went out of the frying pan into the fire when she also lost her son.

    13. Not one's cup of tea

    Meaning- Something one dislikes

    Ex: You play football very well but it's not my cup of tea.


    Use the above idioms in the following exercise. Make the necessary changes where it is required.


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    1. You can't raise your kid overnight. It takes time to grow up. .

    2. She can't lift heavy things; she's got .

    3. I failed my exam. I for my future.

    4. I don't want such a big amount of money for this expensive jewellery.

    5. She tried to convince me that if you move to Switzerland, there.

    6. Your pain in your hand will be relieved if you .

    7. He can afford to go to the UK for his further study. It is obvious that he was .

    8. With the school examination, quiz competition and football match, he already.

    9. She has some difficulty remembering spelling. Her .

    10. You are calling me fat? Look at yourself. !

    11. This book is about philosophy and it's to understand about it.

    12. So what if I failed in the interview, I . Better luck next time!

    13. I failed my math test and I was when I couldn't finish my English paper.

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