Match the idioms on the left with the definitions on the right. The tiles in the right-hand column are sortable.
Idioms (Health)
  • be in a family way
  • kick a habit
  • on the mend
  • as pale as a ghost
  • beat somebody black and blue
  • be on your last legs
  • a bag of bones
  • die with one's boots on
  • a picture of health
  • a bundle of nerves
  • to hit somebody until they are covered with bruises
  • to break or stop a bad habit
  • a very thin person or animal
  • a very nervous or anxious person
  • pregnant, going to have a baby
  • to be very weak or in bad condition
  • extremely pale
  • to die while you are still involved in your work
  • in a very healthy condition
  • getting better after an illness or injury
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FCE Idioms (Health) 20

1) be in a family way pregnant, going to have a baby
2) kick a habit to break or stop a bad habit
3) on the mend getting better after an illness or injury
4) as pale as a ghost extremely pale
5) beat somebody black and blue to hit somebody until they are covered with bruises
6) be on your last legs to be very weak or in bad condition
7) a bag of bones a very thin person or animal
8) die with one's boots on to die while you are still actively involved in your work
9) a picture of health in a very healthy condition
10) a bundle of nerves a very nervous or anxious person