Animal Idioms

Animal Idioms

15 questions/16 slides

English idioms are an important part of everyday language. However, they don't always make sense literally, so it's necessary to learn the meanings and usage of such expressions. This quiz focuses on animal idioms - let's find out how confident you are when it comes to phrases such as "dog eat dog world" or "straight from the horse's mouth".



What does the phrase "have ants in your pants" mean?

  • To be sick
  • To be nervous
  • To be angry

How much do you take when you take "the lion's share" of something?

  • You share equally
  • You take the least
  • You take the majority

What does it mean to be "pig-headed"?

  • Stubborn
  • Lazy
  • Greedy

What is the meaning of the phrase "a leopard can't change its spots"?

  • It is impossible to change one's nature
  • It is impossible to change one's appearance
  • It is impossible to change one's opinions

When you tell somebody to "get their ducks in a row", you want them to be:

  • Chaotic
  • Confident
  • Organized

What does it mean when someone is like "a bull in a china shop"?

  • They are funny
  • They are destructive and careless
  • They are somewhere where they don't belong

How do you feel when you are like "a deer caught in the headlights"?

  • Shocked
  • Overwhelmed
  • Frozen with fear

What does the phrase "get someone's goat" mean?

  • To make someone angry
  • To annoy someone
  • To steal someone's pet

What do you do when you "let the cat out of the bag"?

  • You reveal a secret
  • You tell a lie
  • You keep a secret

What does the phrase "to make a beeline" mean?

  • To lie in a meadow
  • To take a long route
  • To take a direct route

What does the phrase "the world is your oyster" mean?

  • You are disgusting
  • You have unlimited potential
  • You are close-minded

What does the phrase "straight from the horse's mouth" mean?

  • To get the news from social media
  • To get the news from a close friend
  • To get the news from a reliable source

What does the phrase "let sleeping dogs lie" mean?

  • To leave a situation alone
  • To ignore a problem
  • To cause trouble

What does the phrase "dog eat dog" mean?

  • To be kind to one another
  • To be competitive and ruthless
  • To be loyal and protective

What does it mean when something is described as "fishy"?

  • Smelly
  • Colorful
  • Suspicious
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