Lots of idiomatic expressions come from things people say to each other in sports. For example in fishing,'to get off the hook' means literally, for the fish to escape! These phrases have been adapted and, as idioms, can be used in a variety of circumstances. In each of these sentences, can you decide which idiom is needed?
Front runner - the person who is expected to win
To get a head start - to begin before the others
To chip in - to donate money or time
To get off the hook - to escape or get out of trouble.
To go overboard - to do or say more than you need to.
A long shot - a difficult thing to accomplish.
To skate on thin ice - to do something risky.
To be out of someone’s league - to be considered not good enough for someone.
Now complete the sentences with the correct idiom: