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Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #107532: Idioms
1. Hit the books
Meaning:- to study hard.
Example:- I can't go out tonight. I've got to hit the books.
2. Piece of cake
Meaning:- easy to do.
Example:- He thought learning to drive a car would be a piece of cake until he got in an accident.
3. Hit the nail on the head
Meaning:- find exactly the right answer.
Example:- I think John hit the nail on the head when he said the reason our company is losing money is because we have a lot of lazy employees.
4. You can't judge a book by its cover
Meaning:- before you judge something or someone, you need to take a deeper and closer look at it.
Example:- The professor may seem slow and awkward but don't judge a book by its cover. He is one of the brightest minds in his field.
5. Dance on someone's grave
Meaning:- to celebrate someone's death triumphantly.
Example:- He said to his enemies that he would recover his wealth and would surely dance on their graves.
6. Dog's life
Meaning-: a miserable and unhappy existence.
Example:- I have to work everyday from dawn to sunset and come back home to take care of the children. It's really a dog's life.
Meaning:- said about the world where people do anything to be successful.
Example:- It's disheartening to know that we are living in a dog-eat-dog world.
8. A man of few words
Meaning:- A man who does not speak much.
Example:- He is a man of few words. But when he speaks, he makes a lot of sense.
9. Add fuel to the fire
Meaning:- to make the situation or problem worse.
Example:- Don't add fuel to the fire by laughing at him. He is furious about what you have already done.
10. All that glitters is not gold
Meaning:- appearance is sometimes misleading.
Example:- The house looks beautiful from the outside but the inside part looks terrible, all that glitters is not gold.
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