English Slang Idioms (294)

Please choose the most appropriate answer for each sentence.
  • 1
    "I can't promise you that I will be able to fix your plumbing but I'll give it a good ..... try. If I can't, you'll have to call a professional," Jim said to Dave.
  • 2
    It is hard for immigrants not to miss things from the old ..... that are not readily available in the United States. Many times, people miss the food and ingredients for the preparation of the food that can spur feelings of homesickness.
  • 3
    "It is past time for you to find a good man to marry, Beth. You are getting old, you know," Mary said to her sister. Her sister replied, "I am not an old ..... yet, I'll have you know. That aside, I haven't met the right person yet."
  • 4
    "I like John, but he hasn't had to work hard in this life and is out of touch with the day-to-day struggles most of us have to deal with. He comes from old ..... his family has been rich since the 1800's so he has not had to learn to manage scarcity. I don't have much in common with him," Lacy said to Amanda.
  • 5
    Lots of tourists come to Ferndale, California because of the nice old ..... feel it has. The homes on the main street are all old, renovated Victorian homes and the shops are reminiscent of a previous time period as well.
  • 6
    "I am afraid I don't know too much about the local history of this area. Why don't you ask one of the old-..... around here. I am sure one of the old men who like to hang out together outside these shops would be able to answer your questions," the real estate agent told the couple when they asked how old the mill was and who built it.
  • 7
    He couldn't wait to graduate from college and make some real money. He had been living on a ..... budget for far too long. He would like to be able to have a bit of fun in this life. At the moment, he couldn't afford to even see a cheap concert.
  • 8
    "I am just calling to let you know that we had to cancel the picnic this weekend on ..... of the upcoming storm. Apparently, it is going to rain starting Thursday and continue all the way through the weekend," Amber said to the Johnsons.
  • 9
    "Joey is still, luckily, on all ...... Soon he will be standing and running around. Our life is going to get much more complicated when that happens," Todd told his best friend when he asked about Todd's one-year-old son.
  • 10
    "I am so excited and happy! Bill asked me out and I have been walking on ..... ever since. I have been hoping that he would ask me out on a date for months now," Kara told her mom.

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