Idioms challenge! Part I

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Are you up for another challenge? This time I have some idioms for you to guess what they mean – or maybe you already know them! The answers are at the bottom of the post.

1. If you are the kind of person who toots your own horn, a) you are an assertive person, capable of standing up for yourself in difficult situations; b) you tell everyone proudly about your successes or achievements.

2. If you harp on about something, a) you exaggerate the positive qualities of something which is in fact quite ordinary; b) you keep on talking or complaining about something.

3. If you have more than one string to your bow, a) you have additional skills which can be used if necessary; b) you have two very different sides to your character.

4. Someone who is on the same wavelength as you a) gets in your way and stops you making progress; b) has the same interests and opinions as you.

5. If you take your cue from someone else, a) you follow their example; b) you take over their job.

6. If you buy something for a song, a) you get a bargain; b) you have to earn it.

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Pronto para mais um desafio? Dessa vez eu trago algumas expressões idiomáticas para você adivinhar o que significam – ou quem sabe você já sabe! As respostas estão no final do post.

1. If you are the kind of person who toots your own horn, a) you are an assertive person, capable of standing up for yourself in difficult situations; b) you tell everyone proudly about your successes or achievements.

2. If you harp on about something, a) you exaggerate the positive qualities of something which is in fact quite ordinary; b) you keep on talking or complaining about something.

3. If you have more than one string to your bow, a) you have additional skills which can be used if necessary; b) you have two very different sides to your character.

4. Someone who is on the same wavelength as you a) gets in your way and stops you making progress; b) has the same interests and opinions as you.

5. If you take your cue from someone else, a) you follow their example; b) you take over their job.

6. If you buy something for a song, a) you get a bargain; b) you have to earn it.

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Answers: 1. b   2. b   3. a   4. b   5. a   6. a

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