'Idioms- Work' Quiz

This is a advanced-level quiz containing 10 multichoice and true/false questions from our 'idioms' quiz category. Simply answer all questions and press the 'Grade Me' button to see your score. This exercise is also available as a printable worksheet.

Idioms- Work

Exercise Instructions: Choose the correct answer.

Q1 - An agony aunt is a newspaper columnist who gives advice to people having problems, especially personal ones.
Q2 - A postman's holiday is when you spend your free time doing the same sort of work as you do in your job.
Q3 - A baker's dozen is ____.
Q4 - The ____ ceiling is the discrimination that prevents women and minorities from getting promoted to the highest levels of companies and organisations.
Q5 - If you speak to the organ grinder not the monkey, you speak to a subordinate and not the boss.
Q6 - When someone treads the boards, they work as a police officer on the streets.
Q7 - A bean counter is a lawyer.
Q8 - A bad worker always blames their ____.
Q9 - Movers and shakers are people without the courage or determination to get things done.
Q10 - If someone gives away the store, they say or do something that makes their position in negotiations, debates, etc, much stronger.

Printable Worksheet

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Q1 - An agony aunt is a newspaper columnist who gives advice to people having problems, especially personal ones.
 
True
 
False
Q2 - A postman's holiday is when you spend your free time doing the same sort of work as you do in your job.
 
True
 
False
Q3 - A baker's dozen is ____.
 
11
 
12
 
13
Q4 - The ____ ceiling is the discrimination that prevents women and minorities from getting promoted to the highest levels of companies and organisations.
 
false
 
glass
Q5 - If you speak to the organ grinder not the monkey, you speak to a subordinate and not the boss.
 
True
 
False
Q6 - When someone treads the boards, they work as a police officer on the streets.
 
True
 
False
Q7 - A bean counter is a lawyer.
 
True
 
False
Q8 - A bad worker always blames their ____.
 
boss
 
colleagues
 
tools
Q9 - Movers and shakers are people without the courage or determination to get things done.
 
True
 
False
Q10 - If someone gives away the store, they say or do something that makes their position in negotiations, debates, etc, much stronger.
 
True
 
False

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