The definitions and idioms have been lined up in the table...and the answers filled in for each sentence.
|You can't teach an old dog new tricks||Someone who is too accustomed to old habits won't want to change.|
|Crocodile tears||False tears to give impression of sadness|
|Bear with a sore paw||Someone in a bad mood|
|Have a whale of a time||Have an exciting, interesting time. Enjoy oneself enormously|
|To rat on somebody||Tell a person in authority about the bad behaviour of another person|
|Cold turkey||Period of time without something you are addicted to|
|Don't count your chickens before they hatch.||Don't presume anything until it is certain|
|Hen pecked||Husband who is nagged at by his wife|
|Like a fish out of water||Someone in a strange situation they are not used to|
|Dog tired||Extremely tired.|
|A fly in the ointment||One big problem in an otherwise faultless plan|
|A bee in your bonnet||Be angry, resentful about a certain issue|
1. I don't want him crying __CROCODILE TEARS__ for me. I know he couldn't care less about me failing that exam.
2. I have been working on my thesis for 3 days without sleeping. I feel __DOG TIRED__.
3. Some people say the best way to beat a drug addiction is to have a week of __COLD TURKEY__.
4. When we went to Disneyland, we had __A WHALE OF A TIME__. We went on all the rides, met Mickey Mouse and bought loads of souvenirs too.
5. Stay away from Don today. He's like __A BEAR WITH A SORE PAW__. I don't know what could've happened.
6. Our new secretary is __A FISH OUT OF WATER__. She worked in a supermarket for ten years before and I say __YOU CAN'T TEACH OLD DOGS NEW TRICKS__.
7. Don't mention you went to Harvard to Jim. He has got a real __BEE IN HIS BONNET__ about that place!
8. You have only been for one job interview and you are already planning how to spend your first salary!! You shouldn't __COUNT YOUR CHICKENS BEFORE THEY HATCH__.
9. Everything is planned for the vacation. The visas arrived yesterday and we have booked a great hotel by the beach. The only __FLY IN THE OINTMENT__ is that there is a hurricane on its way to the island!
10. I didn't think anyone had seen me copy the test but William __RATTED ON ME__ to Professor Sykes and I got expelled.
11. That poor Mr. Dyson looks totally __HEN PECKED__ by that dragon of a wife he has. She never stops complaining about every little thing he does.