Match the idioms on the left with the definitions on the right. The tiles in the right-hand column are sortable.
Idioms (Animals)
  • bark up the wrong tree
  • hold one's horses
  • let sleeping dogs lie
  • put the cat among the pigeons
  • take the bull by the horns
  • until the cows come home
  • play cat and mouse with
  • the lion's share
  • the black sheep of the family
  • not enough room to swing a cat
  • to face a difficult situation directly and with courage
  • to wait, to be patient
  • the worst or most unpopular member of a family
  • to cause trouble
  • to try to do sth in a way that will not be successful
  • not very much space
  • to tease, provoke
  • for a long time, until very late
  • the biggest part of
  • to leave something alone if it might cause trouble
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FCE Idioms (Animals) 18

1) bark up the wrong tree trying to do something in a way that will not be successful
2) hold one's horses to wait, to be patient
3) let sleeping dogs lie to leave something alone if it might cause trouble
4) put the cat among the pigeons to cause trouble
5) take the bull by the horns to face a difficult situation directly and with courage
6) until the cows come home for a long time, until very late
7) play cat and mouse with to tease, provoke
8) the lion's share the biggest part of
9) the black sheep of the family the worst or most unpopular member of a family
10) not enough room to swing a cat not very much space