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) 8
  • hit the ceiling/roof
  • make your day
  • easier said than done
  • green with envy
  • go up in smoke
  • in the long run
  • keep yourself to yourself
  • be lost for words
  • a slip of a tongue
  • by the skin of your teeth
  • very jealous
  • concerning a longer period in the future
  • to suddenly become very angry
  • just barely
  • to be completely burnt
  • something that is said by mistake
  • to cause someone's day to be pleasant or happy
  • unable to think of anything to say
  • to avoid meeting people socially
  • much more difficult than it sounds
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FCE Idioms (Essentials) 8

1) hit the ceiling/roof to suddenly become very angry
2) make your day to cause someone's day to be pleasant or happy
3) easier said than done much more difficult than it sounds
4) green with envy very jealous
5) go up in smoke to be completely burnt
6) in the long run concerning a longer period in the future
7) keep yourself to yourself to avoid meeting people socially
8) be lost for words unable to think of anything to say
9) a slip of a tongue something that is said by mistake
10) by the skin of your teeth just barely