English Slang Idioms (236)

Please choose the most appropriate answer for each sentence.
  • 1
    She was sick of having to wear her sister's hand-me-..... clothes. Her older sister was 10 years older, so all of her clothes were out of style by the time she could wear them.
  • 2
    "Do you have an extra caulking gun? I am not looking for .....-outs I want to trade a drill for it if you have a caulking gun," Rick's next-door neighbor said.
  • 3
    "I am selling this redwood bench for $100. It is made from hand-..... boards that I accumulated over quite some time and is made with hardy deck screws," Bill told the customers.
  • 4
    "Mark is the best chess player in this state, hands ...... He has won every championship in this state that he has ever played in," his sister told the reporter.
  • 5
    "I believe in a hands-..... approach to the work my employees do. I believe each one is capable of getting the job done without micromanagement. I am here as a mentor and a problem-solver, not as an authoritarian," Mr. Smith, the manager of a successful biotechnology company, told the audience.
  • 6
    "I don't want you ..... around the high school anymore. You could get hurt by the older kids or involved in things that you shouldn't be," Rudy's mom told him.
  • 7
    "I know that you all want to jump off the bridge into the river but I am going to hang ..... on the river bank and read a book. I'm afraid of heights," Shawn told Jesse and Derrick.
  • 8
    "It is only a matter of time before I get fired. I am just hanging by a ...... The boss was yelling at me every day for a while and now she is ignoring me. People have told me that there is a rumor going around that the minute I make a mistake, I am going to get the boot," Luke told his roommate.
  • 9
    "You are a good employee, David. I know that you are having a hard time in your new position but hang in ...... You will get it. I have faith in you," Isaiah said to him.
  • 10
    During the Second World War, many thought that the freedom of the world was hanging in the ..... and that many personal freedoms would be squashed.

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