Advanced Idioms - Work

Match the phrases on the left with the definitions on the right. The tiles in the right-hand column are sortable. ANSWERS
  • dead end job
  • golden handshake
  • be snowed under
  • work your fingers to the bone
  • burn the midnight oil
  • talk shop
  • call it a day
  • red tape
  • a hive of activity
  • get the axe
  • have too much work
  • excessive bureaucracy
  • talk about work-related things
  • work very hard
  • a place that is full of people who are very busy
  • a job with low wages and no chance of progress
  • stop doing something, especially working
  • lose your job
  • a payment given to someone who retires early
  • work or study late into the night