English vocabulary exercise from EnglishLearner.com - Upper Intermediate level

Idioms with colours - 1

Gapfill exercise

For each gap, choose the word that best completes the sentences. When you have entered all the answers, click on the "Check answers" button. If you make a mistake, please try again until you have found all the correct answers.

1 Our company has lost a lot of money recently and now we’re in the .
2 My mother just loves gardening; she has fingers.
3 When we heard the news, it came completely out of the .
4 Peter is so honest; he would never tell even a lie.
5 When Jane saw Mary’s new car, she was with envy.
6 Congratulations! You’ve passed all your exams with flying !
7 The opposition brought up another herring during the debate yesterday.
8 The teacher gave the boy a look but went on.
9 When my son came after that fight with the other boys, he was and all over.
10 This party is so boring. Let's leave and paint the town instead.
11 You know, Fred has always been the sheep in the family.
12 We just can’t get ahead because of all this tape!

Exercise written by Elek Máthé - EnglishLearner.com