Printable Handout: Idioms- Fish

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Q1 - An important person is a ____ fish.
big
cold
Q2 - If you have more important things to do, you have ____ to fry.
big fish
bigger fish
cold fish
red herring
Q3 - Someone who drinks like a fish...
is very thirsty.
has a problem with alcohol.
Q4 - If you are like a fish out of water, you are...
coping well.
struggling in an unfamiliar environment.
unemotional.
Q5 - Something that distracts people is a...
cold fish.
big fish.
red herring.
bigger fish to fry.
Q6 - A strange person is a ____ fish.
kettle of
cold
queer
Q7 - An unemotional person is...
a red herring.
a cold fish.
a kettle of fish.
a big fish.
Q8 - If something is hard to categorize, it is...
a kettle of fish.
neither fish nor fowl.
a red herring.
Q9 - If someone is swimming with the fishes, they are...
very important.
in a strange environment.
dead.
Q10 - If something is fishy, it is...
confusing.
suspicious.

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