Wednesday, 24 July 2013


Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their son, His Royal Highness, Prince of Cambridge. The baby is third in the line of succession to the British throne, after his grandfather, Prince Charles, and father, Prince William [the Duke of Cambridge].

As everybody's thinking of babies this week, here are some baby idioms [1 - 6] for you to match up with their meanings [a - f].  You can see the answers at the end of the quiz:;

1.  as soft as a baby's bottom

2.  leave someone holding the baby

3.  sleep like a baby

4.  a baby boomer

5.  throw the baby out with the bathwater

6.  wet the baby's head

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a.   Someone born between 1945 and 1965, the Postwar Era when a lot of babies were born.

b.  to discard something useful with something useless

c.  to sleep very well

d.  very smooth to touch

e.  [In British English]:  to celebrate the arrival of a baby by drinking alcohol [usually quite a lot!]

f.  To let someone else take the blame for a problem you have caused or for something you have done wrong.

To see the answers, please highlight the space below:

1. d  2. f  3. c  4.a  5. b  6. e


  1. Never knew the meaning to "Leave someone holding the baby "

    and to be honest I never know why I am a Baby Boomer ,, they might have to change that , more children born in the last 10 years than ever , :-)