Match the idioms on the left with the definitions on the right. The tiles in the right-hand column are sortable.
List of Idioms (Essentials) 2
  • keep your fingers crossed
  • come out of your shell
  • in full swing
  • head over heels in love
  • keep up with the Joneses
  • over the hill
  • be in the same boat
  • bark up the wrong tree
  • come rain or shine
  • in the nick of time
  • loving somebody very much
  • to want the same things that other people have
  • to make the wrong choice and waste one's effort
  • to be in the same difficult situation
  • no matter how hard it is to do
  • to become less shy and more confident
  • just in time before something bad happens
  • to hope for good news
  • old and therefore no longer useful or attractive
  • having reached a very lively level
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FCE Idioms (Essentials) 2

1) keep your fingers crossed to hope for good news
2) come out of your shell to become less shy and more confident
3) in full swing having reached a very lively level
4) head over heels in love loving somebody very much
5) Keep up with the Joneses to want the same things that other people have
6) over the hill old and therefore no longer useful or attractive
7) be in the same boat to be in the same difficult situation
8) bark up the wrong tree to make the wrong choice and waste one's effort
9) come rain or shine no matter how hard it is to do
10) in the nick of time just in time before something bad happens