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Idioms - Exercise 7

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 on     drop (me) a line     fill out     hear of

made by hand     pass away     run out of     show up

take after     try on     wake up     worn out

1. When you arrive, (contact me), and we can plan a lunch date.

2. I was surprised that the store (had no more remaining) milk.

3. Laura (resembles) her mother.

4. Before this dress became (shabby from long use), it was bright red.

5. Please (complete) these insurance forms for our records.

6. My uncle (died) last year.

7. Did you (test the fit of) that dress?

8. He mentioned a book I had not (been familiar with).

9. The clothes and crafts we sell are (not manufactured).

10. After waiting for an hour, we decided John was not going to (appear).


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