Idioms and Expressions with Eggs and Bunnies

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  1. To egg someone on means:
    a. To gently push a person on to a stage or speaking platform.
    b. To encourage or dare some one to do something that may be unwise or dangerous.
    c. To purchase a train or bus ticket by bribing the ticket agent.

  2. Don't put all your eggs in one basket means:
    a. Do not risk everything but placing too many hopes on one job or project.
    b. Do not hurt yourself by carrying one large load.
    c. Breakable things should be wrapped and carried in separate containers.

  3. Don't teach your grandmother to suck eggs means:
    a. Do not make things too easy for others by taking away challenges.
    b. Do not ask a person to do something that is unsafe or dangerous to them.
    c. Do not try to teach someone who is older and more experienced than you.

  4. To have egg on one's face means:
    a. To feel like a fool.
    b. To visit a health spa.
    c. To have a healthy glow.

  5. The expression "He that would have eggs must endure the cackling of hens" means:
    a. Men who work with many women should expect some difficult times.
    b. Eating healthy food can make you the object of ridicule.
    c. You must be willing to suffer to get what you want.

  6. To kill the goose that lays the golden egg means:
    a. To prepare a feast to mark a special occasion.
    b. To destroy something that is valuable or profitable to you.
    c. To blame some who makes a very large and embarrassing mistake.

  7. To lay an egg means:
    a. Do something thought impossible.
    b. To give a bad performance.
    c. To work carefully and precisely.

  8. The expression "You can not make an omelet without breaking eggs" means:
    a. In order to get what you want you have to give up something else.
    b. It is important to know what you are doing before starting a project.
    c. Some things are just not worth having.

  9. To walk on eggs means:
    a. To be very cautious.
    b. To do something very unpleasant.
    c. To do something very costly.

  10. As mad as a March hare means that someone is:
    a. angry
    b. crazy
    c. frantic

  11. First catch your hare means:
    a. Do not make plans for something until you actually have it.
    b. Success is hard to achieve.
    c. Strive to be the best you can be.

  12. The expression "If you run after two hares you will catch neither" means:
    a. Greed results in failure.
    b. Fitness is a big concern.
    c. You can not do two things well at the same time.

  13. The expression "To run with the hare and hunt with the hounds" means:
    a. To belong to unconventional social groups.
    b. To support both sides of an argument.
    c. To live one's life in enjoyment and fun.

Copyright (C) 1998 by Donna Tatsuki (dtatsuki@gol.com)
This quiz is part of the HTML-Only Self-Study Quizzes which is part of Activities for ESL Students, a project by The Internet TESL Journal.