Idioms challenge! Part II

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Here’s the second part of the challenge! Can you guess the meaning of these idioms? Answers at the end.

1. Someone who has changed their tune a) had a strong opinion about something and then unexpectedly formed the opposite opinion; b) has started to play a new musical instrument.

2. A person who plays second fiddle to someone else a) is a supportive friend to someone else; b) is less important than someone else.

3. If you are the person who calls the shots, a) you ask everybody else for advice; b) you have control over what other people do.

4. If an orchestra perfoms their swansong, a) it’s their last performance; b) it’s their best performance so far.

5. When it’s time to face the music, a) you have to meet the consequences of something you’ve done wrong; b) you should get ready for a good night out.

6. Someone who makes a song and dance about something a) is annoying because they make an unnecessary fuss about something; b) is amusing because they make a joke out of a boring situation.

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Aqui está a segunda parte do desafio! Você consegue adivinhar o significado destas expressões idiomáticas? Respostas no final.

1. Someone who has changed their tune a) had a strong opinion about something and then unexpectedly formed the opposite opinion; b) has started to play a new musical instrument.

2. A person who plays second fiddle to someone else a) is a supportive friend to someone else; b) is less important than someone else.

3. If you are the person who calls the shots, a) you ask everybody else for advice; b) you have control over what other people do.

4. If an orchestra perfoms their swansong, a) it’s their last performance; b) it’s their best performance so far.

5. When it’s time to face the music, a) you have to meet the consequences of something you’ve done wrong; b) you should get ready for a good night out.

6. Someone who makes a song and dance about something a) is annoying because they make an unnecessary fuss about something; b) is amusing because they make a joke out of a boring situation.

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

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