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Idioms - Exercise 4

Directions: In each of the following sentences, a common expression - an idiom - can replace the word or phrase in parentheses. In the blank below each sentence, write the idiom defined by the word or phrase in the parentheses. When you are finished, click the "Chech My Work" button at the bottom of the page to check your answers. Choose from the following expressions.

calm down     drop out     in charge of     keep track of

mean a lot     out of town     put together     stay up

take advantage of     think over     turn on     worn out

1. Fred will be (in another city) for the first week of his vacation.

2. After the argument, Sandy could not (become tranquil).

3. I want to (assemble) a surprise birthday party for Julie.

4. Paul (activated) the television to watch the nightly news.

5. Struggling students should seek help rather than (quit).

6. Let me (consider) your suggestions and give you an answer tomorrow.

7. Angela is (responsible for) choosing music for the party.

8. On New Year's Eve, I (do not go to bed) so I can celebrate at midnight.

9. We should (use the opportunity of) this nice weather to go to the park.

10. After painting the house all day, I am (exhausted).


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