English Slang Idioms (267)

Please choose the most appropriate answer for each sentence.
  • 1
    "Jennifer leads her husband around by the ...... He has to ask her permission to do anything and is deathly afraid to cross her," David said to Henry.
  • 2
    "So the wine barrel planters are $20? I called the store and your representative told me that they were $10 a piece. I think, since the reason I drove here was because your representative ..... me to believe that they were $10, that you should give me two of them for that price," Raina told the manager.
  • 3
    Too many managers tell their employees to act a certain way but they don't follow their own advice. A good manager is one that will ..... the way on any instructions he or she gives.
  • 4
    "I will take out the trash in a minute. I am going to ..... through this magazine for a little while and then I will take the trash out," Jeff said to Alice.
  • 5
    "Somehow, the reporters know everything we know within an hour after we learn it. It saddens me but I believe there is a ..... in our department. How can the reporters know everything we do," Lieutenant O'Malley said to the other cops.
  • 6
    How does anyone forget to bring a tent on a camping trip? That question crossed his mind as it started to rain. He built a hasty lean-..... out of a few sticks and a tarp he found in his car but that did not help to block the water that was running down the hill. The sleeping bags were thoroughly soaked in no time.
  • 7
    He wondered what kids who were born on ..... year - did about their birthdays. When did they celebrate on the 28th or 29th?
  • 8
    "I don't know how to read music. I have to learn the majority of the things I play by .....," Lane told Phil when he asked how Lane learned new music on the guitar.
  • 9
    "You really left me ..... the other day. You promised to help me repair the deck at my grandma's house and when you didn't show up, I couldn't do the job myself. It still isn't done and the fire department is going to inspect it by next week," Steve said to Gerald.
  • 10
    "Why did you give Max such a left-..... compliment? What has he done to you?" Laurie asked Jeana. Jeana told Max that he was much more intelligent than she had originally thought.

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