Commonly used idiomatic expressions

Match the expression with the correct meaning.

The first one is done for you.

 

1. Fly on the wall  –> (c) a) No possible excuse
2.  Fish out of water b) Not care if something happens
3. Hit the roofc) Observing a situation closely but invisibly without interfering
4. Not go a leg to stand ond) Just avoid something unpleasant
5. By the skin of one´s teethe) Be in a situation outside your comfort zone
6. No skin off one´s nosef) Totally lose your temper

Now complete the sentences with the correct expression below

 

 

  1.  Paul tried to make excuses for his mistake but he didn’t have a leg to stand on.
  2. I would like to be a ___________ when Mary next meets her ex-boyfriend.
  3. It doesn’t matter what you say. Not winning the game is ___________.
  4. It is sometimes easy to feel like a ________________ when living in another country.
  5. She’s usually patient but _____________________ when her neighbours had a loud party next door.
  6. It didn’t look like they would arrive on time but they did it _____________.

Result down below

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1 c 2 e 3 f 4 a 5 d 6 b

  1. Paul tried to make excuses for his mistake but he didn’t have a leg to stand on.

  2.  I would like to be a fly on the wall when Mary next meets her exboyfriend.

  3. It doesn’t matter what you say. Not winning the game is no skin off my nose.

  4. It is sometimes easy to feel like a fish out of water when living in another country.

  5. She’s usually patient but hit the roof when her neighbours had a loud party next door.

  6.  It didn’t look like they would arrive on time but they did it by the skin of their teeth.

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