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Idioms - Exercise 12

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.

blow up     drop off     get out of     give away

go around     hang up     hold off     keep out

look up to     pass out     put on     take one’s time

1. We should (delay) going to the park until a sunny day.

2. He made an excuse to (avoid) going to the business meeting.

3. Many young people (admire) celebrities.

4. Before going to work, I (leave) my daughter at her school.

5. Mary almost (fainted) when she heard the shocking news.

6. When the balloon was (filled with air), it was heart-shaped.

7. To enjoy the sunny day, Matt (did not hurry) walking home.

8. We had many guests but baked enough cake to (be sufficient).

9. Many women (gain) weight during pregnancy.

10. Mary (put the phone in its place) after speaking to Fred for only a few minutes.


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