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Idioms - Exercise 6

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.

can’t stand     do one good     earn a living     feel sorry for

get back     keep in touch     let down     make up one’s mind

mix up     named after     out of work     watch out

1. Before beginning this job, Bill was (without employment) almost a year.

2. I (have compassion toward) birds kept in cages.

3. When the play was canceled, Ryan felt (disappointed).

4. (Be careful) when crossing the street.

5. My college friends and I still (continue communicating).

6. I (confuse) those two actors because they look alike.

7. Sarah (earns money to live on) by selling her paintings.

8. We can eat dinner together when I (return) from work.

9. Spending a sunny day outdoors can (be beneficial for one).

10. Angela (can't tolerate) rude drivers.


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