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) 7
  • follow in somebody's footsteps
  • have a chip on your shoulder
  • not look a gift horse in the mouth
  • keep a low profile
  • leave somebody to their own devices
  • make a name for yourself
  • a narrow escape
  • in no time at all
  • burn the candle at both ends
  • take your breath away
  • to behave so that people do not notice you
  • to leave somebody alone to do as they wish
  • to refuse something that is given to you for nothing
  • to surprise or shock
  • a dangerous situation
  • to do the same as someone has done before you
  • to work very hard and stay up very late at night
  • in a very short time
  • to become famous, get a reputation
  • to be angry for a long time
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FCE Idioms (Essentials) 7

1) follow in somebody's footsteps to do the same as someone has done before you
2) have a chip on your shoulder to be angry for a long time
3) not look a gift horse in the mouth to refuse something that is given to you for nothing
4) keep a low profile to behave so that people do not notice you
5) leave somebody to their own devices to leave somebody alone to do as they wish
6) make a name for yourself to become famous, get a reputation
7) a narrow escape a dangerous situation
8) in no time at all in a very short time
9) burn the candle at both ends to work very hard and stay up very late at night
10) take your breath away to surprise or shock