All the rage

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

Jayne: What do you think of the jeans young people are wearing nowadays?

Sue: I like them. They were all the rage when I was a teenager.

Does it mean:

a) very angry

b) unfashionable

c) not popular

d) very popular

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: d) very popular

Kick the habit

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

Edward: Do you still smoke?

Ned: Yes. I’ve been trying to kick the habit for a long time, but it’s difficult for me.

Does it mean:

a) give up a habit

b) continue a habit

c) enjoy a habit

d) kick things around

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: a) give up a habit

Music to (one’s) ears

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

Irene: Gloria passed the university entrance exam!

Diane: Really? That’s music to my ears!

Does it mean:

a) bad news

b) news that makes one happy

c) shocking news

d) a nice melody

The answer is below! ↓

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Answer: b) news that makes one happy

Drink like a fish

Do you know the English expression “to drink like a fish“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Nathan: Does Janet go out much?

Kevin: No, she doesn’t, but when she does go out, she drinks like a fish. She can drink twice as much as I can.

Does it mean:

a) drink alcohol heavily

b) drink a little

c) look like a fish when drinking

d) drink water only

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Answer: a) drink alcohol heavily

Go the extra mile

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

Harry: I’m not surprised John got promoted at work.

Steve: Neither am I. No matter what the boss asks him to do, he always goes the extra mile.

Does it mean:

a) run an extra mile

b) make an extra effort

c) cheat

d) do something you don’t want to do

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Answer: b) make an extra effort

Twist (someone’s) arm

Do you know the English expression “to twist (someone’s) arm“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Angela: I thought you didn’t want to go to the opera the other night. Why did you go?

Robert: My girlfriend twisted my arm. Actually, I’m glad she did because I quite enjoyed it.

Does it mean:

a) persuade someone to do something they don’t want to do

b) force someone to do something they don’t want to do

c) twist someone’s arm physically

d) hurt someone until they agree with you

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: a) persuade someone to do something they don’t want to do

Crack of dawn

Do you know the English expression “crack of dawn“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Tony: You look tired today.

Fred: That’s because I got up at the crack of dawn to study for the test.

Does it mean:

a) very late in the morning

b) very early in the morning

c) at midnight

d) in the evening

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: b) very early in the morning