English Slang Idioms (212)

Please choose the most appropriate answer for each sentence.
  • 1
    "It ..... me when Joe told me he wanted to accept the promotion and move to New Jersey. He has never even hinted at wanting to move out of California in the thirty years we've been married," Jan told Sylvie.
  • 2
    "That boy is no good. He didn't finish school, he ..... out of the army and he got fired twice in the past five months. Can't you find another guy to date?" Logan asked his daughter.
  • 3
    "Did you hear that Jay is in jail for punching his boss? He really flushed his career down the ..... when he did that," Christian said to Jesse.
  • 4
    "You can't give me any information about the new customer that I am supposed to be pitching our product to? I am going to be ..... blind with these guys," Nick said to the boss.
  • 5
    "I don't think I want to order anything from that company, even though they offer a warranty. They seem like kind of a fly-by-..... outfit to me. When I called them to ask some questions, all I got was an answering machine and they never called back. Also, they only have a P.O. box as an address. They could take our money and run and there is nothing we could do about it," Tom said to Alice.
  • 6
    "After years of waiting for the promotion, I was sure ..... high when the boss announced that I would get the promotion, unexpectedly, in front of everyone. I wasn't aware of it until then," Janine said to Billy.
  • 7
    "It makes me ..... at the mouth when businesses wrong you out of something and then act injured and hurt when you call them on it. I also hate it when they act like it is my fault when something with their product goes wrong," Shelly said to Shannon.
  • 8
    "I don't want a broken tractor. I know you don't want to pay someone to haul it off or fix it but don't try to ..... it off on me," Tony said to Al.
  • 9
    "Why do I have a rusted bicycle in my front yard? Well, my best friend ..... the darn thing off on me saying that all it needed were some brake pads and a new tire. It turns out everything on the bike, with the exception of the frame, has to be replaced. I am trying to find someone who will take it off their hands," Will told his folks.
  • 10
    "I have decided to ..... up shop and try getting a job as a boat repair man. I have always wanted to work on boats and I wasn't making that much selling fishing equipment," Jake told his brother, Tim.

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