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) 6
  • get something off your chest
  • sell like hot cakes
  • be all fingers and thumbs
  • sweep something under the carpet
  • have (time) off
  • find fault with
  • actions speak louder than words
  • know sth like the back of your hand
  • not (enough) room to swing a cat
  • put your foot in it
  • to keep secret
  • to criticize, to complain about something
  • to be extremely awkward or clumsy
  • to know something completely
  • to express one's true feelings
  • not very much space
  • to say or do something that upsets
  • to have free time
  • what you do is more significant than what you say
  • to sell quickly or in great numbers
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FCE Idioms (Essentials) 6

1) get something off your chest to express one's true feelings
2) sell like hot cakes to sell quickly or in great numbers
3) be all fingers and thumbs to be extremely awkward or clumsy
4) sweep something under the carpet to keep secret
5) have (time) off to have free time
6) find fault with to criticize, to complain about something
7) actions speak louder than words what you do is more significant than what you say
8) know sth like the back of your hand to know something completely
9) not (enough) room to swing a cat not very much space
10) put your foot in it to say or do something that upsets