Money

Level:

Advanced

Category:

Vocabulary Exercises

Group:

Idioms

Please select the correct answer for each of the questions below:

 
 

1 - My new pocket PC was very expensive. It cost an arm and a ______ .

a - mouth
b - killing
c - leg
d - penny
e - pocket
 

2 - Over the years I've been saving and I've put away a tidy little nest ______ .

a - egg
b - even
c - it
d - pennies
e - red
 

3 - It cost me more money to get here today than what I earned. I'm out of ______ on this.

a - egg
b - bank
c - pocket
d - money
e - mouth
 

4 - I only just earn enough to live on. I live from hand to ______ .

a - money
b - rich
c - cash
d - even
e - mouth
 

5 - He's hoping that his web site will attract a lot of customers and he will strike it ______ .

a - egg
b - trees
c - rich
d - bank
e - it
 
 

6 - We didn't make a profit but at least we broke ______ .

a - money
b - mouth
c - killing
d - even
e - red
 

7 - He gets a very substantial salary. He's got ______ to burn.

a - penny
b - cash
c - money
d - belt
e - mouth
 

8 - I need to cut down on what I spend, tighten my ______ .

a - belt
b - bank
c - soul
d - cash
e - mouth
 

9 - Don't put everything into your savings account. You need to keep some ready ______ .

a - cash
b - bank
c - money
d - egg
e - it
 

10 - I don't earn much but enough to keep body and ______ together.

a - rich
b - even
c - soul
d - pennies
e - bank
 

11 - We can afford it. It won't break the ______.

a - killing
b - bank
c - trees
d - cash
e - pocket
 

12 - My bank manager is angry with me because I am in the ______ .

a - red
b - soul
c - penny
d - money
e - rich
 

13 - He's very rich, absolutely rolling in ______ .

a - it
b - soul
c - even
d - bank
e - rich
 

14 - A penny saved is a ______ earned.

a - rich
b - leg
c - soul
d - penny
e - belt
 

15 - I didn't pay by cheque or card. I paid for it in hard ______ .

a - pennies
b - leg
c - red
d - cash
e - mouth
 

16 - He's very poor. He doesn't have two ______ to rub together.

a - cash
b - pennies
c - trees
d - soul
e - mouth
 

17 - He invested heavily in the share just before it went up by 50%. He made an absolute ______ .

a - killing
b - cash
c - soul
d - even
e - trees
 

18 - Be careful with your money. Money doesn't grow on ______ .

a - trees
b - pennies
c - leg
d - soul
e - belt
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