It's autumn and for many of us, that means that the leaves are falling. Can you match up the leaf idioms 1 - 5 with their meanings a - e? You'll find the answers at the end of the quiz:
1. to turn over a new leaf
2. to leaf through something
3. to use as a fig leaf
4. to take a leaf out of someone's book
5. to shake like a leaf
a. to copy someone else's behaviour, usually because the person sets a good example
b. to turn over the pages of a publication quickly, without really paying attention to the content
c. to tremble with fear
d. to use a situation to hide an embarrassing fact or problem
e. to begin again, changing one's behaviour in a good way
Finally, in Cockney Rhyming Slang what is a tea leaf ? grief / beef / a thief?
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1e, 2b, 3d, 4a, 5c. In Cockney Rhyming slang, a "tea leaf" is a thief.
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Eric Clapton - Autumn Leaves