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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.

catch cold     cut back     do a favor     feel like

get up     have in mind     hear from     keep track of

put up with     stand out     take part in     throw away

1. Should I (discard) these old magazines?

2. I don't (desire) watching a movie tonight.

3. At the beach, we always (get out of bed) early to watch the sunrise.

4. Would you (participate) in our survey?

5. Our teacher (keeps a record of) how many books we read each year.

6. The babysitter (tolerates) our son's bad behavior without complaining.

7. The dress I (am thinking about) is long and black.

8. Greg (is prominent) as the best painter in our class.

9. If I ask nicely, will you (provide some help) for me?

10. You may avoid (contracting a cold) by washing your hands.


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