Ever had one of those days? Sometimes Fridays can be difficult because it is the end of the week. Here are a few idioms that have the word "hour" in them. They are all related to time.
You probably weren't expecting a quiz but sometimes it's fun to see what you already know or can guess from the context of a sentence.
Try to fill-in the correct words. You can print out the page or simply write the answers on a piece of paper:
1. I was late for work because of ___________ hour traffic.
2. I tried to go to the doctor's office during my ___________ hour but it was closed from 12:00-2:00.
3. At 6:00 pm, I was ready to leave work but my boss asked me to prepare a report at the ______________ hour.
4. Finally, I left the office and met my friends at a bar but ______________ hour was already over and drinks were full priced.
1. rush; 2. lunch; 3. final; 4. happy
Do you understand each of these idioms? If not, here are the definitions:
rush hour: a busy time when people are traveling to or from work.
lunch hour: the period in the middle of the day when people stop work to have lunch.
happy hour: a period of time in the early evening when drinks are sold cheaply in a bar.
eleventh hour: the last moment or almost too late.
Note: The "eleventh hour" does not mean at eleven o'clock. It just means at the last possible moment in time. It could be four in the morning or five in the afternoon. (We can only say at the eleventh hour, not at the sixth hour or the fifth hour).
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