V Idioms and Quiz
V Idiom Quiz
Quiz 1 - Choose the correct idiom to replace the expression in the brackets. Check your score and the correct answers at the bottom. Click on the idiom for the definition.
Your score is: ___ out of 2
vanish into thin air
- to disappear without leaving a trace
The university student vanished into thin air and was never seen again.
variety is the spice of life
- life is made more interesting by doing new or different things
My grandmother believes that variety is the spice of life and is always starting new projects.
vent one's spleen
- to get rid of one's angry feelings
I was able to vent my spleen at the manager of our apartment for the problems that she was causing.
verge on (something)
- to come close or approach something
The accident verged on becoming a major disaster.
- the end of something
We were able to buy the very last tickets to the concert.
- the exact thing that is required
The new sofa was the very thing that we needed to make our house comfortable.
- agreed, all right
"Very well, if you want me to go I will go with you."
- an unbroken sequence of cause and effect with bad results
The man had fallen into a vicious circle of drinking too much and then losing his job and then drinking even more.
vim and vigor
- energy and enthusiasm
Our great aunt is always full of vim and vigor when we see her.
vote down (something) or vote (something) down
- to defeat something in a vote
The proposal to extend the opening hours of nightclubs was voted down in the election.
vote of confidence
- a vote to see if a person or political party still has the majority's support
The government received a vote of confidence when everyone supported their new proposal.
vote of thanks
- a speech expressing appreciation and thanks to a speaker or organizer
The speaker received a vote of thanks from the audience.
vote with one's feet
- to express one's dissatisfaction with something by leaving or walking away
The students were voting with their feet when they began to leave the science course.