English Slang Idioms (209)

Please choose the most appropriate answer for each sentence.
  • 1
    He was bored with life. He knew he needed to find a new hobby or new group of friends. Moments of excitement and happiness were few and far ..... these days.
  • 2
    He had worked for the company for thirty years and did quite well for himself. However, his job was now being outsourced to India and he was getting laid-off next month. He felt he deserved more but that was the fickle ..... of fate for you.
  • 3
    "Sorry about our bathtub not draining properly," Matt told his guests. "I have been meaning to ..... around with it to get it working but haven't yet found the time."
  • 4
    "Jane has been spreading rumors about me at work. I know lots of bad things about her, but so far, I didn't want to start gossiping about her. If she is going to be spreading rumors about me, I am going to start fighting ..... with fire," Lynn told Ellis.
  • 5
    "Can I borrow fifty dollars until payday? I have managed to ..... off the creditors for this long but I am a little short right now," Brad said to his brother.
  • 6
    "I took a vote of the office personnel to see if they would rather have time off as a bonus or a gift certificate to Wal-Mart. The vote was about fifty-...... You will just have to pick one and go with it," Gladice told the Boss.
  • 7
    "We need to come up with an invention. My best friend's cousin invented some little part that goes in your toilet and he is now filthy .....," Ben said to his roommate.
  • 8
    "I know that you don't like your brother but can you find it in your ...... to help him fix his roof? You know how and it is winter. You know he can't afford the repairs," Melissa said to her husband.
  • 9
    "I told Bill not to drink and drive many a time but he won't listen. I guess he'll have to find out the ..... way and either get arrested or into an accident," Steve told his wife.
  • 10
    "I don't care if you want to buy this shirt. I found it and picked it up first. Finders .....," Kim said to Alice jokingly.

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