Printable Handout: Idioms- War & Violence

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Q1 - If you cross swords with someone, you have a dispute or argue with them.
True False
Q2 - When things are going great guns, there's a lot of trouble and fighting.
True False
Q3 - If you lower your sights, you make peace with someone.
True False
Q4 - If someone drops a bombshell, they unexpectedly announce something important that will have a considerable impact.
True False
Q5 - When someone wins overwhelmingly, it is a Pyrrhic victory.
True False
Q6 - A person who is unpredictable and difficult to control is a loose cannon.
True False
Q7 - If you keep your powder dry, you are always ready and prepared for any problems that might occur.
True False
Q8 - If something has a good chance of succeeding, it's a long shot.
True False
Q9 - Something that proves conclusively that someone did something wrong is a two-edged sword.
True False
Q10 - Someone who shoots from the hip, thinks carefully before they give their opinion.
True False

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