Idioms Worksheet Based On MacMillan English Ferry Reader 7

Match each idiom to its meaning.

1. Play it by ear a. join a popular activity or trend
2. weather the storm b. worsen an unfavourable situation
3. caught between the devil and the deep sea c. improvise or do something without preparation
4. jump on the bandwagon d. forced to make a choice between two unfavourable situations
5. steal someone’s thunder e. survive a difficult period
6. add insult to injury f. take the credit for what someone did

 

Solution

Play it by ear – improvise or do something without preparation

Weather the storm – survive a difficult period

Caught between the devil and the deep sea – forced to make a choice between two unfavourable situations

Jump on the bandwagon – join a popular activity or trend

Steal someone’s thunder – take the credit for what someone did

Add insult to injury – worsen an unfavourable situation

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