The OED defines an idiom as being “A group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words” and in this British Idioms Quiz we have eighteen for you to try and make sense of.
With eighteen phrases that although well known and often used among British English speaking people are often mired in mystery as to their origin. A little delving can usually uncover where the sayings came from but that doesn’t mean they make any sense.
Now all you have to do is match the correct word to the British English Idioms we have given you.
Some of us think the bath tub is the perfect place for a good read, others have a special chair where they feel at their most comfortable. I personally love a steaming hot cup of tea with my book, but others may prefer a long, cool glass of something fizzy…
One of you might love to join every book club you live near, while to others such a gathering sounds like Hell on Earth. Many of you have a TBR (to be read) pile taller than your ‘have read’ pile, however each of us handles that particular problem differently: through evasion, or to see it as a challenge!
Let’s see if your reader personality matches with any of our definitions below…