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) 9
  • keep up appearances
  • make yourself at home
  • put all your eggs in one basket
  • catch somebody red-handed
  • be in the doldrums
  • cast/run your eye over
  • in other words
  • know something inside out
  • hit the road
  • keep/bear in mind
  • to catch somebody while they are doing sth wrong
  • to feel relaxed and comfortable
  • used to introduce an explanation of something
  • to be a state or period of sadness or depression
  • to be very familiar with something
  • to start a journey/trip
  • to hide sth bad by pretending that nothing is wrong
  • to read it or look at something quickly
  • to remember, not to forget
  • to depend completely on one thing to get success
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FCE Idioms (Essentials) 9

1) keep up appearances to hide sth bad by pretending that nothing is wrong
2) make yourself at home to feel relaxed and comfortable
3) put all your eggs in one basket to depend completely on one thing to get success
4) catch somebody red-handed to catch somebody while they are doing sth wrong
5) be in the doldrums to be a state or period of sadness or depression
6) cast/run your eye over to read it or look at something quickly
7) in other words used to introduce an explanation of something
8) know something inside out to be very familiar with something
9) hit the road to start a journey/trip
10) keep/bear in mind to remember, not to forget