English Slang Idioms (265)

Please choose the most appropriate answer for each sentence.
  • 1
    "If it had happened to someone else, we might have found it funny. However, when we found that our spare tire was flat - after we blew a tire that night - it was no laughing ...... We could have frozen to death if someone hadn't been nice enough to give us a lift home," Brent told his friends.
  • 2
    "Our boss just decided to ..... on his laurels and be happy that he had a successful career over the past 35 years. His last day is next week," Bill told his wife.
  • 3
    He knew that his chess team was due for a loss soon. They won eight games in a row and, according to the law of ....., they wouldn't be able to keep it going indefinitely.
  • 4
    "My little brother tells me that you have been bullying him at school. If you so much as lay a ..... on him, you will have to answer to me," Jake told Bert the Bully.
  • 5
    "You get mad at the littlest things. You asked for a redwood two by four and I got you one. How was I supposed to know that you didn't want any knots in it? You didn't tell me to pick one out with no knots in it. I wouldn't have agreed to pick one up at all if I had known that you were going to lay an ..... about the one I chose," Nina said to Phil.
  • 6
    "So, I laid ..... all my feelings for you and what do you do? You went and told all of our friends about my personal thoughts. I do not want to talk to you ever again," Lyle said to Jessica.
  • 7
    "Teenagers are always so intense about friendships. They tell each other that they would die for each other but that is ridiculous. It would have to be a very special friendship for a friend to be willing to ..... down his or her life for someone else," Rafael said to Bart.
  • 8
    "Your newest soldiers are the sorriest group of wimps I have ever laid ..... on," the Drill Sergeant said to the new recruits.
  • 9
    "I am going to lay it on the ....., here. I know you are engaged to my boss but I can't live without you. I love you," Tim told Tammy.
  • 10
    "I can't believe Mike made this mistake on the shipment. We are going to lose a lot of money when our store doesn't have any inventory to sell our customers. I am going to ..... into him as soon as I see him," the boss vowed to his assistant.

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