Party animal

Do you know the English expression “party animal“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Teresa: Was Jose at the party last weekend?

Anna: Of course he was. Jose is a party animal. He never misses one.

Does it mean:

a) someone who acts like an animal at parties

b) someone who doesn’t like parties

c) someone who likes parties and goes to them often

d) someone who needs to go to a party

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Answer: c) someone who likes parties and goes to them often

Down in the dumps

Do you know the English expression “to be down in the dumps“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Peter: How did your son feel when his football team lost the match?

Ted: He was down in the dumps for a few days, but he’s OK now.

Does it mean:

a) in an angry mood

b) in a sad mood

c) confused

d) frightened

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Answer: b) in a sad mood

Behind closed doors

Do you know the English expression “behind closed doors“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Wendy: Did you go to the meeting yesterday?

Catherine: No. No one from my office did. It was held behind closed doors.

Does it mean:

a) in a small office

b) in public

c) with the door closed

d) done in secret

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Answer: d) done in secret

Around the clock

Do you know the English expression “around the clock“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Ian: How are things at your company?

Evelyn: Tough. We are working around the clock to get a big project finished.

Does it mean:

a) all day and all night

b) sitting around a clock

c) behind schedule

d) ahead of schedule

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Answer: a) all day and all night

Neck and neck

Do you know the English expression “to be neck and neck“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Karl: Who leads your industry?

Bruce: Our two rivals are neck and neck. We are just behind.

Does it mean:

a) fighting

b) level

c) at the front

d) large

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Answer: b) level

 

Get sidetracked

Do you know the English expression “to get sidetracked“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Amy: How was the meeting?

Nathan: It was going OK until the boss got sidetracked by the sales figures for last year.

Does it mean:

a) get angry

b) do two things at once

c) become amused

d) get distracted

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Answer: d) get distracted

Come down with (something)

Do you know the English expression “to come down with (something)”? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Lisa: How is Dave?

Mike: Not so good. He has come down with a cold.

Does it mean:

a) to die

b) to be hospitalized

c) to take medicine for something

d) to become ill with something

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Answer: d) to become ill with something