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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #107532: Idioms
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    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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    1. To learn English, she not only but also practised conversing with others every day.

    2. This job seems so great! I work for only 2 hours a day and earn $1000 a week!! It seems too good to be true, but don't forget ...

    3. You have to look out for your own interests, it's a world.

    4. I've got to go to the supermarket, then cook a meal, then pick the kids up from the station- it's a .

    5. My father was a , but when he spoke, it was worth listening to.

    6. Writing that term paper was a . I have always enjoyed writing and have always been good at it.

    7. Shouting at a crying child just .

    8. If you will , you will outlive or outlast them and will celebrate their demise.

    9. She doesn't look very intelligent, but .

    10. You when you told Jennifer the reason she wasn't getting modeling jobs was because she was too fat.

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