Idioms Exercises – Part 108

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Idioms Exercises – Part 108

.Put the following words in the blanks

Temper/sleeve/bare/guard/smiles/chest/burst/steam/grip/straight/sleeve

. ………………………… N1. She wears her heart on her

.N2. It was hard to keep a ………………………… face

.……………………… N3. Oh! Get a

. ……………………… N4. Don’t worry he’s just letting off

.N5. We looked at each other and …………………… into laughter

? …………………… N6. Is there anything you’d like to get off your

.N7. Everything is fine. She’s all …………………… now

.N8. Remember: don’t lower your …………………… at all

. …………………… N9. I’m sorry I lost my

.N10. You shouldn’t …………………… your soul to just anyone

:Answers

N1. sleeve
N2. straight
N3. grip
N4. steam
N5. burst
N6. chest
N7. smiles
N8. guard
N9. temper
N10. bare

Showing happiness

Light up: suddenly look happy
Be all smiles: smile a lot
Gales of laughter: loud and happy sounds that a group pf people make when they are amused

Laughing and crying

Burst into tears: suddenly start to cry
Dissolve into tears/laughter: start to laugh or cry helplessly

Communicating your feelings

Blow off steam / let off steam: do sth to get rid of strong emotion
Bare your soul: tell someone your secret thoughts and emotions
Get sth off your chest: tell someone about something that has been worrying you
Wear your heart on your sleeve: show your feelings

Controlling your emotions

Lower your guard / drop your guard: stop being careful about sharing your emotions
Lose your head: lose control of your emotions
Lose your temper: become angry
Go ballistic: become extremely upset
Throw a tantrum: become very angry and unreasonable
Get a grip: get control over your emotions
Keep a straight face: try not to smile or laugh

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