ONLINE ENGLISH GRAMMAR QUIZ
topic: English articles with idioms 5 | level: Advanced



Idioms often have tricky usage of articles, so it's important to practice! Choose the correct (and most natural-sounding) response to complete each sentence:



1. He'd travel to Australia at the drop of _________________ hat.
  a
  the
  NO ARTICLE

2. I've done all I could. _________________ ball's in your court now.
  The
  A
  NO ARTICLE

3. I don't do this often. = I do this once in _________________ blue moon.
  NO ARTICLE
  the
  a

4. To make _________________ long story short, he lost his job.
  NO ARTICLE
  a
  the

5. He wanted to show her that he wasn't interested, so he kept her at _________________ bay.
  the
  a
  NO ARTICLE

6. I feel a bit under _________________ weather. I think I'm coming down with something.
  the
  a
  NO ARTICLE

7. P1: Do you know the answer? P2: Piece of _________________ cake! Everyone knows the answer to that.
  NO ARTICLE
  the
  a

8. He has done a lot of mean things in the past, but this really takes _________________ cake.
  NO ARTICLE
  a
  the

9. He led the police on _________________ wild goose chase.
  NO ARTICLE
  the
  a

10. This was _________________ bitter pill to swallow. = This was hard to accept.
  a
  the
  NO ARTICLE


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