Click here to go back to the homepage to learn English...Add a new lesson / test / 1 lesson per week
Log in!

Click here to log in
New account
4 million accounts created!
JOIN our free club and learn English now!

  • Home
  • Print
  • Guestbook
  • Report a bug

  • GREAT!
    Get a free English lesson every week! Thousands of subscribers!
    Click here!


    - Our other sites

    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #119465: Expressions
    > Other English exercises on the same topic: Idioms [Change theme]
    > Similar tests: - Vocabulary: greeting people - Adjective and preposition - Vocabulary: on the phone - Vocabulary: at the restaurant - Return thanks - English idioms: Food II - Idioms; human body - Expressions with the word Wrong
    > Double-click on words you don't understand


    Add insult to an injury


    • to make a bad situation worse
    • to further hurt the feelings of someone who has already been hurt
    • to worsen an unfavourable or uncomfortable situation
    • to add to a loss with mockery or indignity


    A burnt child dreads a fire

    Meaning :
    • everyone avoids repeating a hurting experience again in life
    • when you are once beaten by someone or something, you always avoid getting in contact with that thing again
    • a person becomes more cautious when he or she gets hurt with something and secure him for the next time


    Twitter Share
    English exercise "Expressions" created by ayesha with The test builder. [More lessons & exercises from ayesha]
    Click here to see the current stats of this English test

    Please log in to save your progress.

    1. The company rejected his application for a job, and to , refused to pay his expenses.

    2. After his first accident, Sam is quite careful in driving now because .

    3. First, they lost the match, and then, to , one of the players was suspended for cheating.

    4. They were already stranded in the middle of nowhere without any conveyance, then, to , it started to rain.

    5. I always prefer to keep a fire extinguisher at home once I have seen a fire caught in my office as .

    6. His brothers not only sold off all his property, but, to , they refused to pay him anything from the proceeds.

    7. He was wary of new marriage after his divorce because .

    8. He never considered my advice to drive slowly, unless the accident happened with him. Someone has said the truth, .

    9. First, the bathroom flooded, and then, to , a tap started leaking.

    10. A dog tried to bite me, and then I was so scared... , so I hate dogs now.

    End of the free exercise to learn English: Expressions
    A free English exercise to learn English.
    Other English exercises on the same topic : Idioms | All our lessons and exercises

    Share : Facebook / Google+ / Twitter / ...