English Slang Idioms (348)

Please choose the most appropriate answer for each sentence.
  • 1

    "We're going to have to find another saw with more power. These battery-powered ones die very quickly. They're just not ..... to snuff," Jared told Sam.

  • 2

    "I just can't seem to get on top of this pile of work. I'm constantly buried ..... to the hilt in over-due cases. I'll have to work overtime again," Jenny told Tom.

  • 3

    Designing sustainability programs for companies that want to go "green" is a major up-and-..... industry in the United States right now.

  • 4

    "We managed to get our project into the boss's office on time, but it was close. We were editing it right up to the last .....," John told Harris.

  • 5

    "I'm very glad that we did get the project in on time. It was pretty ....., wasn't it? I wasn't at all sure we'd have it done in time," Harris responded.

  • 6

    It's hard for college kids to afford school these days. Not only is there the cost of tuition and books, but now they must also come up with the money for the most up-to-..... computer programs in order to do their assignments.

  • 7

    "I'm glad that I took it ..... myself to help that old lady seal her roof. She never would have got it done otherwise," Chris told Linda.

  • 8

    Everyone, regardless of socioeconomic level, has to deal with problems. Poor people really do have to deal with more problems, though, than the upper ..... of society.

  • 9

    "You may want to streamline the company by laying people off and transferring jobs overseas, but do you really want all those unemployed people on your .....?" Kyle asked Ian.

  • 10

    "When Tina stood me up at our wedding, it turned my whole ..... upside down. I was crushed," Zack told Jesse.

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