Read the sentences and decide if the idioms describe feeling good or bad:
1 - Not so long ago I was down in the dumps. I lost my job. However, last week I jumped for joy when I was offered a new job.
2 - Randy had a sinking feeling that they were going to fire him, because they moved his office. However, when they told him that he was staying in the company he was pleased as Punch.
3 - I was von edge when my company was laying off many people due to the economic crisis. Then they told me they weren't letting me go. I was thrilled to bits.
4 - I was on top of the world when I was offered a higher paid job. I had my fill of my old job which didn't pay as much and had longer working hours.
5 - I didn't get the promotion and I felt really bummed out. Then they offered me a bonus in my pay for all the hard work I had done. It made my day.
a. When was the last time you jumped for joy?
b. Do you know anyone who is feeling down in the dumps at the moment? Why do they feel that way?
c.When was the last time you were on edge?
By Frits Holst, EC London English School
Link: Practice Idioms