British Idioms

Please choose the most appropriate answer for each sentence.
  • 1

    I had quite a shock last night. I ran into an old flame of mine.

  • 2

    I suppose she was the apple of your eye at the time.

  • 3

    Yes, I suppose she was but she'd changed so. She was all skin and bone.

  • 4

    And I suppose you didn't panic and were as cool as a cucumber?

  • 5

    Well I didn't have an axe to grind as far as she's concerned.

  • 6

    You mean there was no bad blood between the two of you?

  • 7

    No, not really except she did get angry sometimes but her bark was worse than her bite.

  • 8

    Was she going anywhere or was she at a loose end?

  • 9

    Not really. Funny thing is I asked her out and she didn't bat an eyelid. What I want to know is whether I did the right thing.

  • 10

    I can't help you there my friend. The ball is in your court.

Author: Alan Townend

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