Play with fire

Do you know the English expression “to play with fire“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Kate: I’ve decided to take a loan from that loan company which advertises on TV.

Dean: I think you are playing with fire. That company has a terrible reputation.

Does it mean:

a) make a fire

b) do something risky

c) do something illegal

d) do something bad

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: b) do something risky

Go off the rails

Do you know the English expression “to go off the rails“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Helen: What happened to your son? I heard he got arrested last week.

Gary: Yes, he did. He went off the rails a few years ago and we’ve been having trouble with him ever since.

Does it mean:

a) to start acting badly

b) to get lost

c) to steal things

d) to start hitting people

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: a) to start acting badly

Rolling in it!

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

Mike: How are your new neigbours?

Ian: It looks like they are rolling in it. I was talking to them yesterday, and they said they have a yacht in Monaco!

Does it mean:

a) rolling around

b) lazy

c) always going on holiday

d) very rich

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: d) very rich

Get off on the wrong foot

Do you know the English expression “to get off on the wrong foot“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Sachiko: How was your first day at work?

Takako: Not good. The boss and I got off on the wrong foot. There was a disagreement about my working hours.

Does it mean:

a) have a bad relationship with someone when you first meet them

b) walk the wrong way in front of someone

c) have a fight

d) avoid someone

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: a) have a bad relationship with someone when you first meet them

Fight like cat and dog

Do you know the English expression “to fight like cat and dog“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Karen: How are Dave and Angela? Is their marriage going well?

Lisa: They are fine. They fight like cat and dog, but they love each other really.

Does it mean:

a) enjoy watching cats and dogs fight

b) fight gently

c) argue a lot

d) hit each other

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: c) argue a lot

Go back on (one’s) word

Do you know the English expression “to go back on (one’s) word“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Rob: The boss promised to pay me more money this year, but when I asked him about it last week, he said he’s decided not to do it.

Fran: He’s like that. He always goes back on his word. That’s why no one likes him.

Does it mean:

a) say something again

b) break a promise

c) say something many times

d) say something backwards

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: b) break a promise

Have (one’s) hands full

Do you know the English expression “to have (one’s) hands full“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Jack: Are you going to the party tomorrow?

Emma: I’m afraid I can’t. I have my hands full at work at the moment.

Does it mean:

a) to carry many things

b) to hold something

c) to have big hands

d) to be very busy

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: d) to be very busy