English Slang Idioms (268)

Please choose the most appropriate answer for each sentence.
  • 1
    "I know the idea of implementing socialized medicine in the United States is a bit more left-..... than I usually agree with but I have to say it makes a lot of sense. So many people in the U.S. are without health insurance and the costs of treatment are higher than most people can afford," Jim said to Dan and Sue.
  • 2
    He was exhausted from the daily ..... work required from those who wanted to start their own companies. He had already been to two government offices and a host of local businesses that day.
  • 3
    "You can argue that medical treatments are not too expensive for people but you won't have a ..... to stand on, in my opinion. Many treatments cost more for a few days than a new car would cost," Hank said to Aaron.
  • 4
    "Hey, I was wondering if I could ask you for a favor, Jack. Would you be willing to ..... a hand on Saturday to help with the soup kitchen for homeless people? You expressed an interest before and I am just checking up to see if you still are interested," Arthur said.
  • 5
    "I heard that you broke up with Jessica. I hope you let her down ...... She was with you for a long time and you two had fun together. She did a lot for you, too," Luke said to his son.
  • 6
    "The weekend with the guys was a good one. We let it all ..... out. No one put on a front and no one tried to prove anything. There was a lot of honest bonding and I think we all got to know each other better," Sean told his wife.
  • 7
    "Joe was so funny the other night. He started drinking and then let it ...... It was joke after joke after he was about half drunk," Tommy said to Brandon.
  • 8
    "I came home drunk the other night and my wife just let ..... on me. I had no idea how mad my drinking makes her. Now I realize that there are more factors involved than just the getting drunk part; it's how we interact after I am drunk, what the neighbors think when I don't come home until late, how it looks when people see me in town late without my wife and several other things," Simon told Bart at work.
  • 9
    "I saw Beth the other day. She has really let herself ...... Her clothes were wrinkled and stained, she wasn't wearing any make-up and her hair didn't look like it had been combed in a good while," Dina told Eleanor since they both loved to gossip.
  • 10
    "So you can't pay me the $200 you owe me for this month's car payment? I can let it ..... until two weeks from now but I really need it by then. Can you pay me in two weeks?" Laurence asked his friend.

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