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Idioms - Exercise 11

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.

change one’s mind     count on     get rid of     go around

lay off     look into     make a living     pass out

take care of     talk over     turn down     wait on

1. I (depend on) my friends' good advice.

2. You should (investigate) both options before making a decision.

3. My brother (earns money to live on) as a taxi driver.

4. Betty (is responsible for) mowing the lawn while I wash the windows.

5. I considered buying a new car, but the cost made me (decide against it).

6. John was (dismissed from a job) when the company relocated.

7. We should (discuss) several solutions before making a decision.

8. A friendly young woman (served us) at the restaurant.

9. I want to (discard) the old table in my basement.

10. Jane (refused) my offer to help her study for the test.


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