Expressions on fire – a vocabulary building exercise with fire idioms

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Szókincsépítő feladat tüzes kifejezésekkel, szószedettel.

Match the idioms with fire with their meaning:

a) add fuel to the fire
b) catch fire
c) breathe fire
d) fight fire with fire
e) fire away
f) have too many irons in the fire
g) play with fire
h) fire up
i) jump out of the frying pan and into the fire
j) there’s no smoke without fire

1) motivate someone
2) do too many things at the same time
3) ask many questions at once
4) start burning
5) just make things worse
6) be extremely angry
7) do something risky or dangerous
8) there is some truth behind every rumor
9) go from one bad situation to an even worse one
10) use the same methods against an opponent as he/she is using against you

Answers: 1) h, 2) f, 3) e, 4) b, 5) a, 6) c, 7) g, 8) j, 9) i, 10) d

Now use the idioms with fire to fill in the gaps. You will NOT need to use all of them.

a) add fuel to the fire
b) catch fire
c) breathe fire
d) fight fire with fire
e) fire away
f) have too many irons in the fire
g) play with fire
h) fire up
i) jump out of the frying pan and into the fire
j) there’s no smoke without fire

1) He broke up with Mary because she was too flirty and now he’s going out with an ex-stripper. I don’t think he planned to ………. .
2) I know you are eager to ask me about my adventures in the Amazon so ………. .
3) I don’t believe he has a second wife in another city but who knows? ………. .
4) She is very angry about the broken window. I don’t think you should tell her that we were actually playing baseball inside the house. It will only ………. .
5) I’ve had enough! If Mary wants to fight like this, let her have it her way. I’m going to ………. from now on.

Answers: 1) j, 2) e, 3) j, 4) a, 5) d

to add fuel to the fire – olajat önteni a tűzre
to catch fire – lángra lobbani
to breathe fire – tüzet okádni
to fight fire with fire – tűzzel harcolni tűz ellen
to fire away – kibökni, lőni (kérdéseket), ki vele!
to have too many irons in the fire – túl sok vasat tartani a tűzben
to play with fire – tűzzel játszani
to fire up – feltüzelni
to jump out of the frying pan and into the fire – cseberből vederbe
there’s no smoke without a fire – nem zörög a haraszt, ha nem fújják

 

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