English Slang Idioms (266)

Please choose the most appropriate answer for each sentence.
  • 1
    "I don't have any ideas yet as to how to improve this company. I am still trying to get the lay of the ..... and get to know everyone," the new manager said to his assistant, Velma.
  • 2
    "Corporate just informed me that we are closing two of our branches and outsourcing the jobs overseas. This means that over a thousand people are going to be ..... off. That is horrible!" Judy said to her friend, Becky.
  • 3
    "If Thomas ever says anything like that to you again, I will ..... him out and I don't care where we are," Mel said to his wife after she told him about the vile things Thomas said to her earlier that evening.
  • 4
    "My husband ..... himself on his cooking abilities. He is actually quite good at least I think so," Dana said to Paul and Isabelle.
  • 5
    Travelling by plane is hard enough without a lot of .....-overs. When I came back from South Korea, I had over seven hours of wait-time to kill.
  • 6
    "Don't try to lay the ..... on me because we're broke. You have spent more in the past six months on junk then I have in the past two years," Bart said to Eleanor.
  • 7
    "Instead of pointing at each other and assigning fault, let's put our ..... together and find a solution," Tim said to the other employees.
  • 8
    "Jim, it is your fault that the customer is mad at the company. You were rude and gave him incorrect information. I know that you like to point the ..... at everyone else here but it is not going to work this time," Pauline, his boss, told him after lunch.
  • 9
    "I can't believe you beat me that fast. You laid ..... to all of my offensive maneuvers and defenses within minutes," Tyler said to Josh after the chess match.
  • 10
    "I am glad we talked tonight and worked things out. Now, we can finally ..... that incident to rest and be happy with each other," Paula said to Simon.

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