Summery expressions

Keep thoughts of summer alive all year round with our quiz on “summery” expressions. Although the idioms below can be used in any season, each contains a word related to summer. See if you can match each idiom to its correct meaning.

1.  “I’ve gotten used to travelling on a shoestring, and I actually enjoy the challenge,” said Adele,
2. “Let’s just say it was no picnic,” said Daniela,
3. A bona fide urbanite accustomed to his creature comforts, Nicolas felt like a fish out of water on his first canoe camping trip.
4. Mortimer’s efforts amounted to a drop in the ocean.
5. “Santiago was right about you, Matilda—you are an absolute ray of sunshine!”
6. Showtime is only an hour away, and Tony is like a cat on a hot tin roof.
7. Although controversial, the ridesharing app Uber is making a splash.
8. “So, this is what it feels like to have a place in the sun,” thought Francisco triumphantly to himself,
9. The CEO’s departure came hot on the heels of the company’s acquisition by a leading telecommunications firm.
10.  Much to his friends’ surprise, Harold swam against the tide