Keep it under (one’s) hat

Do you know the English expression “keep it under (one’s) hat“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Noel: Keep it under your hat, but I won the lottery last weekend.

Claire: That’s amazing! Don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone.

Does it mean:

a) put something under (one’s) hat

b) keep something a secret

c) tell everyone

d) keep some money

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: b) keep something a secret

Have a brainwave

Do you know the English expression “to have a brainwave“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Petra: Have you worked out how to get more money?

Fran: Yes, I had a brainwave yesterday. I’m going to start my own business!

Does it mean:

a) have a good idea

b) have a headache

c) have trouble thinking

d) have an illness

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: a) have a good idea

A slap on the wrist

Do you know the English expression “a slap on the wrist“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Joey: What happened to the man who hit you? Did he go to prison?

Cal: No, he just got a slap on the wrist. He got a small fine.

Does it mean:

a) a small punishment

b) a big punishment

c) an injured wrist

d) pay some money

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: a) a small punishment

It’s like watching paint dry

Do you know the English expression “it’s like watching paint dry“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Alan: How was the film?

Billie: It was like watching paint dry. I switched it off after an hour.

Does it mean:

a) very boring

b) very scary

c) very interesting

d) very complicated

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: a) very boring