English Vocabulary Quiz: Common Idioms

When someone says "the ball is in your court," what do they mean?
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"The ball is in your court" means that it's up to you to take the next step or action.

What does it mean when someone tells you to "break a leg"?
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"Break a leg" is a way to wish someone success before a performance.

If something happens "once in a blue moon," how often does it occur?
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"Once in a blue moon" describes events that happen infrequently.

If you "burn the midnight oil," what are you doing?
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"Burning the midnight oil" refers to working late into the night.

What does "don't cry over spilled milk" advise?
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"Don't cry over spilled milk" advises not to be upset about things that have already happened and cannot be changed.

What does it mean to "have cold feet"?
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To "have cold feet" means feeling apprehension or doubt strong enough to prevent a planned course of action.

When someone says "let the cat out of the bag," what did they do?
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"Let the cat out of the bag" means to disclose a secret, often unintentionally.

If someone is "sitting on the fence," what are they doing?
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"Sitting on the fence" means being hesitant or not taking sides in a dispute or contest.

What does it mean to "throw in the towel"?
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"Throw in the towel" signifies surrendering or giving up on a particular challenge or task.

If someone "bites the bullet," what are they doing?
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"Biting the bullet" means showing courage in the face of a challenging or unpleasant situation.

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