The following sentences have idioms that are related to music and sound. Try filling in the blanks with the correct word on the list to complete each idiom. The answers and explanations are below so you can check your work. No cheating!
FIDDLE WHISTLE EARS UP RECORD
EAR HORN BELL TANGO DRUM
- Stop complaining about the same thing over and over. You sound like a broken _____.
- He’s not the most modest person in the world. He tends to toot his own _____.
- She’s not the only one to blame. He played a part in the whole situation. You know, it takes two to _____.
- He runs 5 miles a day. He’s fit as a _____.
- The latest news from City Hall was like music to our _____. The metrocard is going to be a dollar cheaper next month!
- I don’t think I know that person. The name doesn’t ring a _____.
- He’s always been a bit odd. He’s always marched to the beat of his own _____ since he was a child.
- I’m not really sure what I want to do tomorrow, so let’s just play it by _____.
- Wow! This place is as clean as a _____! They must have worked all day! This place was so filthy just this morning.
- I like it, but it’s a bit too plain. Add some color, and jazz it _____ a little.