Idioms, vocabulary exercises

I Love Idioms! (5): Love and Romantic Relationships

Complete these English idioms about love and romantic relationships with a word from the list. There is one extra word. Scroll down for the answers.

crush, flame, fling, hots, issue, item, knot, lovey-dovey, meant, patch, pop

1. Gabriella wants to have a serious relationship and settle down. She’s not interested in having a __________.

2. You can tell Dylan and Jamie haven’t been going out for very long. They’re still very __________ .

3. Charlotte and Enzo are an __________? I had no idea! Since when have they been going out?

4. It’s no surprise they were married for over fifty years. They were __________ for each other.

5. A good friend of ours is tying the __________ this summer. All her family are coming over from Ireland for the wedding.

6. Lisa was furious when she found out her boyfriend David had been out for a meal with an old __________. David had always told her he never saw his ex-girlfriends.

7. Hannah has a __________ on our history teacher. In fact I think a lot of the students do! Have you seen him? He’s gorgeous and ever so funny.

8. Daniel and his girlfriend are going on holiday to Croatia for a week. He’s quite nervous as he has bought a ring and he’s planning to __________ the question on their last night there.

9. The couple went through a rough __________ last year and almost broke up.

10. Are you kidding? There’s no way Luka has the __________ for me. He barely talks to me and if he does he’s rude.


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ANSWERS: 1. fling 2. lovey-dovey 3. item 4. meant 5. knot 6. flame 7. crush 8. pop 9. patch 10. hots

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I Love Idioms! (4): Numbers


Complete these well-known English idioms with a number or ordinal number from the list. Scroll down for the answers.

first, four, nine, second, seven, six, ten, two

1. “What are you doing on all __________s?” – “I dropped an earring and it’s gone under the sofa. Help me look for it, will you.”

2. We were going to spend the weekend in Madrid but they say the weather is going to be awful so we’re having __________ thoughts.

3. Look at all those people dressed to the __________s. They must be going to a wedding.

4. Fans were knocked for __________ when the actor suddenly announced his retirement.

5. Ryan can’t live at his parents’ for ever. He needs to learn to stand on his own __________ feet.

6. If you get to the gym before 8am, you’ll find a parking space nine times out of __________.

7. Thanks to the internet, people can shop twenty-four-__________.

8. We always have a staff meeting __________ thing on Monday mornings.

What idioms are there related to numbers in your native language and what do they mean? Tell me in the comments or you can send me a tweet.

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ANSWERS: 1. four 2. second 3. nine 4. six 5. two 6. ten 7. seven 8. first

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