English Slang Idioms (43)

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

    "I don't like that old car he's working on, but it's ..... to his heart, so I put up with it," Lisa said.

  • 2

    "Chemistry is a closed ..... to me. I'll never understand it and don't even want to try anymore," his roommate told him.

  • 3

    "What's the matter? Do you have ..... ears or something?" His mom asked when she found out that he had forgotten to take out the trash after being asked.

  • 4

    He felt that she was living in ..... cuckoo land. It was not realistic, in his opinion, to believe one could make a lot of money by selling hand-copied poetry of great artists.

  • 5

    He asked me to dinner on Friday. I am so happy! I am on cloud .....!

  • 6

    The cabinet member resigned and left under a ..... of suspicion.

  • 7

    The company was doing well, but Steve could see clouds on the ..... and wasn't sure how to avoid the problems.

  • 8

    "You are clutching at ..... here, Mike. You are going to get fired and there is nothing you can do about it," Zack said.

  • 9

    The defense's witness's testimony was the clutch ..... for the case. After the testimony, there was no doubt in anyone's mind that the defendant was innocent.

  • 10

    That's like bringing ..... to Newcastle. It's a waste of time and money. It's totally unnecessary and will just make the boss even angrier.

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