Idioms - Experience and Perception Quiz

Select the right meaning of the highlighted idioms on experience and perception in the following sentences.

1. John spent £500 of my money. I’ll never lend him my credit card again. I’ve 'learnt my lesson'.

2. I don’t want to see him anymore. Why doesn’t he 'get the message'?

3. When her second novel was rejected by the publisher, she 'put it down to experience' and began another one.

4. Richard Branson has no formal education, yet he has become successful through the 'school of hard knocks'.

5. She’s decided to write her memoirs to 'set the record straight' once and for all.

6. I 'heard through the grapevine' that Eldrick and Shanice are getting a divorce.

7. I thought I was driving through a meteor shower last night, but it turned out to be 'a figment of my imagination'.

8. A: How long has this milk been in the fridge? ; B: 'Beats me'. Check the expiry date.

9. I think she’s 'having second thoughts about' leaving London.

10. There are many helpful books that can advise on 'the ins and outs' of dieting.

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Idioms - Experience and Perception