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) 4
  • pluck up (the) courage
  • come in handy
  • face the music
  • paint the town red
  • be in two minds about something
  • live from hand to mouth
  • have butterflies in one's stomach
  • pull a long face
  • let the cat out of the bag
  • bring the house down
  • to accept and deal with the unpleasant result of sth
  • to be unable to decide what you think about sb/sth
  • to have a great time; to go out drinking, dancing etc.
  • to have a nervous feeling in your stomach
  • to reveal a secret
  • to have hardly enough money to survive
  • to look very disappointed and sad
  • to force yourself to be brave
  • to get great approval and applause from an audience
  • to be useful
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FCE Idioms (Essentials) 4

1) pluck up (the) courage to force yourself to be brave
2) come in handy to be useful
3) face the music to accept and deal with the unpleasant result of sth
4) paint the town red to have a great time; to go out drinking, dancing etc.
5) be in two minds about something to be unable to decide what you think about sb/sth
6) live from hand to mouth to have hardly enough money to survive
7) have butterflies in one's stomach to have a nervous feeling in your stomach
8) pull a long face to look very disappointed and sad
9) let the cat out of the bag to reveal a secret
10) bring the house down to get great approval and applause from an audience