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In the following sentences, choose the correct meaning of the highlighted idioms on happiness and sadness.
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1. Tom was 'thrilled to bits' to have his photo in the paper.
happened but won’t cause any serious problems
not thrilled much
2. I’ve been 'walking on air' ever since Chris and I started going out together.
very much enjoy doing something
seems to be bored
very happy about something good that has happened
3. Barbara is 'full of the joys of spring' at the moment! Has she got a new boyfriend?
enthusiastic and full of energy
joyful in spring
very satisfied and happy
4. When Michael was born I was on 'cloud nine'.
feels like being in the clouds
to be extremely happy and excited
5. We loved the film yesterday. It was a real 'barrel of laughs'.
something very funny and enjoyable
laughs when looks at the barrel
chuckles, instead of getting angry
6. Sorry I was so quiet during the meeting. I’ve been 'out of sorts' all day.
haven’t put in order
7. That would 'put a damper on' the future growth of steel exports.
stops the growth from being successful
reduces the production cost
8. I'm really hoping to win, but it will 'not be the end of the world' if I don't.
not possible to do ever
will not put the world to stop functioning
will not cause very serious problem
9. Pat is suffering from 'sour grapes' because I got the role in the school play that she wanted.
being jealous of something you don’t have
sore throat that causes a lot of pain
slightly unhappy for what they done
10. Why does Madelyn always have to be such a 'misery guts'?
suffering from terrible pain
complaining all the time and very unhappy
accept a situation you don’t like
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Idioms - Happiness and Sadness
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