Can you get the correct meaning of these expressions?

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  1. 1) What does the adage “A stitch in time saves nine” mean?

    • Time moves slowly when you are sewing.
    • Fix a problem quickly to prevent it from becoming a bigger issue.
    • Nine stitches are always better than one.
    • Time management is important in crafting.
  2. 2) The expression “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch” advises you to:

    • Not to plan on benefits that haven’t materialized yet.
    • Keep track of all your possessions carefully.
    • Take care of your chickens diligently.
    • Count everything accurately.
  3. 3) What does “Bite the bullet” mean?

    • To literally bite down on a bullet.
    • To endure a painful experience or proceed through difficult times.
    • To act impulsively.
    • To begin a difficult task.
  4. 4) If someone says “Break a leg,” what do they mean?

    • They wish someone physical harm.
    • It’s a way to wish someone good luck, especially in the performing arts.
    • They advise caution to avoid accidents.
    • It’s a warning about the risks of physical activity.
  5. 5) The phrase “The early bird catches the worm” emphasizes the advantage of:

    • Being an ornithologist.
    • Acting early or being first to take action.
    • Feeding birds in the morning.
    • Waking up late.
  6. 6) What does “Every cloud has a silver lining” mean?

    • Every difficult or sad situation has a comforting or more hopeful aspect.
    • Weather patterns can be unpredictable.
    • Clouds cause emotional reactions.
    • Silver is commonly found in the sky.
  7. 7) To “Hit the nail on the head” means to:

    • Describe exactly what is causing a situation or problem.
    • Engage in carpentry work.
    • Cause a minor injury.
    • Start a project with determination.
  8. 8) The saying “It’s raining cats and dogs” is used to describe:

    • A very heavy rainfall.
    • A situation involving pets in chaos.
    • Unexpected events.
    • A noisy environment.
  9. 9) “Kill two birds with one stone” refers to:

    • Solving two problems with a single action.
    • Being extremely lucky in difficult circumstances.
    • Hunting skills.
    • A risky attempt that succeeded.
  10. 10) To “Let the cat out of the bag” means:

    • To reveal a secret or disclose something accidentally.
    • To release pressure or tension.
    • To involve pets in everyday activities.
    • To act carelessly with confidential information.

Fantastic effort!

Nice try! A little brush-up on these expressions might help you ace it next time.