Idioms of cats and dogs

Level:

Intermediate

Category:

Vocabulary Exercises

Group:

Idioms

Please select the correct answer for each blank:

 
 

1 - It's a very tough environment on Wall Street. It's a ______ world.

a - dog eat dog
b - dog eat cat
c - cat eat dog
d - cat eat cat
 

2 - It was supposed to be a secret. Why did you have to let the ______ out of the bag?

a - cat
b - dog
 

3 - Where on earth have you been? Your hair is a mess and your clothes are dirty. You look like something the ______ has brought in.

a - cat
b - dog
 

4 - They made me take the blame for their mistakes. They really threw me to the ______ .

a - cats
b - dogs
 

5 - Ever since he got that big order, he's been walking around like the ______ that got the cream.

a - cat
b - dog
 
 

6 - The two brothers are always arguing. They are always fighting like ______ .

a - cats and dogs
b - cats and cats
c - dogs and dogs
d - dogs and cats
 

7 - I lost one of our major clients and now I'm in the ______house with my boss.

a - cat
b - dog
 

8 - I don't know why you have applied for the job. You don't have a ______ chance of getting it.

a - cat's
b - dog's
 

9 - Nobody did any work whilst the boss was ill. As they say, when the ______ away the mice will play.

a - cat's
b - dog's
 

10 - Why won't you say anything? Has the ______ got your tongue?

a - cat
b - dog
 

11 - You'll get promoted one of these days. Every ______ has its day.

a - cat
b - dog
 

12 - You stand no chance of being able to do this. You don't have a ______ chance in hell.

a - cat's
b - dog's
 

13 - The negotiations were really difficult. Both sides played ______ and mouse with each other.

a - cat
b - dog
 

14 - There is a shortage of water here during the ______ days of Summer.

a - cat
b - dog
 

15 - I've never seen him so happy. He's like a ______ with two tails.

a - cat
b - dog
 

16 - She just won't sit still. She moving around like a ______ on a hot tin roof.

a - cat
b - dog
 

17 - This press release will get everybody talking. It will certainly put the ______ among the pigeons.

a - cat
b - dog
 

18 - I've agreed with the bank that they will call off the ______ and give us a chance to find some more capital elsewhere.

a - cats
b - dogs
 

19 - This country is doing really badly. It's going to the ______ .

a - cats
b - dogs
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